Area of Concentration-Master of Information Technology Strategy - Carnegie Mellon University

Area of Concentration

The area of concentration provides an opportunity to build upon core course knowledge, and to develop expertise in a specific area.  Students choose a focus area (2 courses, or 24 units) from amongst the following concentration areas:

Students can further explore their area of concentration, or pursue topics outside of it, through free electives. At least one course (12 units) must be taken from outside the student's focus area.

Students may choose courses for their area of concentration and free electives from amongst the following:

Data Analytics

  • 08-741 Very Large Information Systems
  • 11-441 Search Engines and Web Mining
  • 11-741 Information Retrieval
  • 15-826 Multimedia Databases and Data Mining

Decision Science & Policy

  • 19-701 Intro to the Theory & Practice of Policy
  • 19-713 Policies of Wireless Systems & the Internet
  • 19-722 Telecommunications, Technology Policy & Management
  • 88-605 Risk Perception and Communication 
  • 88-619 Negotiation
  • 88-623 Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems 
  • 88-642 Decision Science in Intergroup Conflict
  • 88-647 Complex Technological Systems: Past, Present, and Future
  • 88-691 Technology and Economic Growth
  • 88-671 Entrepreneurship, Regulation and Technological Change 
  • 88-615 Global Competitiveness: Firms, Nations, and Technological Change

Information Security

  • 18-731 Network Security
  • 18-732 Secure Software Systems
  • 18-733 Applied Cryptography
  • 14-735 Secure Software Engineering
  • 14-741 Intro to Information Security
  • 14-761 Applied Information Assurance
  • 14-807 Information Security Risk Management

Software and Networked Systems

  • 16-720 Computer Vision 
  • 16-722 Sensing and Sensors
  • 16-761 Introduction to Mobile Robots
  • 17-627 Software Security Engineering
  • 17-638 Systems Architecture for Managers
  • 17-664 Enterprise Application Integration
  • 18-342 Intro to Embedded Systems
  • 18-349 Intro to Embedded Real Time Systems
  • 18-756 Packet Switching & Computer Networks
  • 18-843 Mobile and Pervasive Computing 

Please Note: The courses listed on this page are not an exhaustive list. Additional courses may be appropriate. MITS students are encouraged to discuss their course selections with their faculty advisor.