Managers with expertise in how to manage companies more effectively with information technology,
are increasingly being valued in corporations and the marketplace. The Information Management Track
for M.S. in Technology Management (http://www.ms-tech.uiuc.edu/) is designed to allow business
students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills through courses in Enterprise Information
Technology, Information & Data Management, Decision Support, Electronic Commerce, Social Media
and IT Governance.
Students who want to study in the Information Management Track must first be admitted to the MS in
Technology Management program in the Department of Business Administration.
The Information Management Track essentially provides M.S. Technology Management students an
option to take Information Management courses consists of a set of three courses from the list of
This list is updated every semester so please ask the program coordinator for the most updated course
The students follow the M.S. Technology Management curriculum, as described in http://www.ms-
tech.uiuc.edu/prospective/curriculum.aspx. The three Information Management courses can be used to
substitute for three M.S. Technology Management courses.
The Information Management Track gives a focus on the body of knowledge and skills that develops
leaders in various business fields who understand (1) how to leverage information technology to create
value for customers, external partners, and shareholders by designing better information systems to
improve value-adding activities, business processes effectiveness, and governance/controls; (2) how
managers can assess the strategic, financial, and economic benefits of investing in advanced information
systems and innovative technologies, and (3) how to leverage enterprise information technology assets
to enhance all business functions and be effective in delivering value and services. The Information
Management Track provides not only a strong foundation in the management of Information
Systems/Information Technology area but could be tailored to fit the specific business career needs of
our students, no matter what their functional areas are.
Students are advised to follow the same application process as applying to the M.S. Technology
Management program, with an added note to participate in the Information Management Track. If
admitted, the student will be notified by email. The Department of Business Administrationˇ¦s M.S.
Technology Management Program and the Information Systems faculty will jointly manage the
Information Management Track.
(1) Please check the availability of the courses listed with the Department of Business Administration
during the registration period each semester.
(2) Currently the Information Management Track has five-year agreements with the National Taiwan
University (Memorandum of Understanding with NTU) and with National Chengchi University
(Memorandum of Understanding with NCCU), along with the Management Plan filed with the UIUC
(3) One of the three information management courses can be a capstone project course.