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Why Marymount University Now Offers a Digital Transformation Specialization

Posted by Rebecca Esposito on Jul 5, 2019, 10:43:37 AM

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Did you know that 85 percent of enterprise decision makers believe they have two years to integrate digital initiatives before falling behind their competitors? 

Did you know that 27 percent of executives rate digital transformation as a matter of survival?

Moving away from traditional methods of doing business and moving toward strategic and innovative uses of digital technology is known as digital transformation, and it is no longer something businesses or government agencies can avoid. In response to the need for digital transformation professionals, Marymount University now offers a degree track within the greater Information Technology graduate program. 

Download our new resource: A Guide for IT Professionals Specializing in Digital  Transformation!

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation is the novel and innovative use of digital technology to solve traditional problems. Enterprisersproject.com defines digital transformation as follows: “digital transformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers.”

Practically speaking, digital transformation is often more about “shedding outdated processes and legacy technology than it is about adopting new tech … if businesses want to evolve with the rapid pace of digital change today, they must work to increase efficiency with technology wherever possible.”

Digital Transformation at Marymount University:

Digital transformation, the use of technology to transform business processes and end-to-end user experiences, is a major focus of government and industry today. A digital transformation specialist aims to fully leverage the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact. There are a variety of new technologies including mobile, cloud, blockchain, and artificial intelligence waiting to be incorporated into business practice and to enhance government services.

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Marymount’s Digital Transformation degree track provides knowledge in all facets of IT, from the technology itself, to privacy and security issues, to the management and governance of the technology. This combination of technology and management is unique to our program, with its focus on the real-world application of technology today.

Government and commercial companies are all trying to implement appropriate technology. Digital technologies and the ways we use them in our daily lives (personal, work, society) have changed the face of business and government and will continue to do. To best prepare graduates to meet the needs of evolving businesses, government, and technology, students take the following courses as a part of the digital transformation track:

  • IT 544 The Technologies Behind Digital Transformation
  • IT 546 Principles of Data Science
  • IT 548 Managing Digital Transformation
  • IT 504 Managing Cybersecurity OR IT 586 Machine Learning

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Digital Transformation Careers:

According to ZipRecruiter, the majority of experts working in digital transformation have salaries ranging between $85,500 (25th percentile) to $180,500 (75th percentile) across the United States.

Having digital transformation knowledge will enable IT professionals to apply for higher level jobs in forward-facing organizations. Consider these job titles for professionals who have a background in digital transformation:

  • Innovation Manager
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Digital Transformation Executive
  • Business Transformation Consultant
  • Head of Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Digital Transformation Architect
  • Digital Transformation Subject Matter Expert

Join a Community of IT Professionals at MU:

As a future leader in the field of information technology, it's crucial that you strategically choose a respected graduate program. That's why we'd like to invite you to request more information or to attend one of our upcoming in-person or virtual events — to discover how the Marymount difference ties into your purpose.

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You're invited to download our resource: A Guide for IT Professionals Specializing in Digital Transformation.

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Posted by Rebecca Esposito

Rebecca Esposito is the Associate Director for Graduate Enrollment Services at Marymount University. She works with students interested in all School of Business and Technology programs. Prior to joining Marymount, she worked with undergraduate students across the state of Texas, where she also earned her M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Topics: Business & IT Programs

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