According a review of the 2015 Hartman Executive Technology Survey, there is currently an 83 percent shortage of strategic IT leadership within middle-market organizations. This shortage provides an advantage to professionals who understand the impact of technologies within an organization.

Strategic IT leadership involves utilizing tools and techniques to successfully manage teams within the organization, collaborate effectively among different departments, and facilitate projects efficiently to address the needs of the organization. Per the review, 75 percent of executives expect IT leaders to be more involved in strategic business decisions and therefore need to focus on understanding technology at a higher level. On the other end of the spectrum, only 8 percent of executives credit themselves as experts in making those types of decisions. Thus, it is the duty of the IT leader to effectively explain the best use and role of technology within the organization to executives.

Stevenson University understands that the future success of all organizations relies heavily on technology and offers a master’s program designed to prepare students to meet these demands. According to a 2016 article in Forbes, graduate-level degrees in Technology Management and Information Technology Management are among the 25 master’s degrees with the highest salary potential. The Master of Science in Business and Technology Management focuses on students learning how to determine organizational needs and leverage key stakeholders so they can make effective and efficient decisions. Students also will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to overcome real-life scenarios and obstacles.

For more information about Stevenson’s Business and Technology Management master’s program, contact Tonia Cristino at

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