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Working professionals now have an opportunity to upgrade their business and digital skills, thanks to the Online Master of Internet Technology from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

The program, which launches in the fall, is already accepting applicants who are seeking a flexible way to update their computer skillset and learn about project management and leadership.

“We created this program primarily for working professionals who want to advance their careers as digital innovators but may not be able to attend courses regularly,” said Craig Piercy, director of the Master of Internet Technology program. “The flexible class schedule allows students to get their work done from home, at their own pace, while still having access to our faculty, who are both industry professionals and award-winning IT researchers.”

The Master of Internet Technology degree addresses the gap between business strategy and technical know-how, with an aim of preparing student to lead digital initiatives as a business analyst, project manager or systems developer.

The coursework consists of 10 classes, and takes five semesters to complete. Prerequisites are an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, an introductory course in Java (available locally or online through UGA’s Center for Continuing Education), a "smart" mobile device (phone or tablet) and a laptop computer with an Internet connection.

The first year of the program focuses on coursework, while the second allows students to put their new skills to use in a capstone project for a corporate client. Capstone projects in the past have included creating an Android app for the CDC and improving the user interface of the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company’s website.

More information about the degree, the application process and financial aid is available at UGAonline.