The forces of technology, information, telecommunications and globalization are restructuring every aspect of engineering, business and society. The combination of these factors is the key player in this transformation and needs advanced IT professionals with breadth IT knowledge and specialized depth into one of its evolving threads, to drive this evolution. We propose a set of Master programs specifically designed to develop IT leadership at large, and strategic expertise into selected threads of IT, in particular. We have selected the areas of networking, information security, e-business, IT management and software engineering as specialization threads. The proposed program provides competence in broad IT and responds to strategic needs in specific IT sectors. We describe our curriculum-design approach and explain the rationale of our proposed model.