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Master of Science in Information Systems

Our Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program prepares graduates for successful information technology careers.

If you have an undergraduate degree with a computer science or information systems major, or a bechelor's degree in another field with industry experience, this degree is for you! If you are ready for a successful career in database administration, network administration or systems administration, software development, or want the skills to perhaps become a future CIO, enroll in the Graduate School of Technology's MSIS program.

Our Master of Science in Information Systems is a natural fit if you are ready for an advanced degree in computer science that is in tune with your information technology career needs. You will acquire the tools to upgrade and fine-tune your technology skills. You will also develop the managerial skills and technical expertise to transition into information systems management positions. We believe our concentrations in database systems, data communications, technology leadership / project management, and web and application development as well as core courses in technical management, will give you an edge over job-seekers who have only undergraduate-level training in computer science.

Program Requirements

4

Program
Core Courses
12 credits

+

4

Concentration
Required Courses
12 credits

+

3

Concentration
Elective Courses
9 credits

=

11

Program
Total Courses
33 credits

Core Management Courses

MSIS 605

Strategic Management of Technology

Enterprises in many industries are driven by the need to achieve technological innovation in order to prosper or even survive. This course focuses on the strategic management of technology and innovation in firms of various types. These technology innovations can encompass software, hardware, or other forms of technology and even the very processes needed to design, develop, and manufacture the resultant technological products. Students develop an understanding of technological innovation and the issues and strategies for organizing, managing, diffusing, and protecting innovation. This broadens the horizons of students who have concentrated on technical computing and Information Technology courses and require enrichment in the area of managerial science.
3 Credits

MSIS 607

Effective Oral and Written Communication for Managers

Emphasizes the importance of good communication skills for corporate managers in the business world. This course identifies and reviews the foundations of business communication - listening, speaking, writing, and reading - and broadens students' experience by building communication skills using technologies and practical business applications. The goal of this course is for students to become confident, flexible, and resourceful communicators in the competitive intercultural global business community.
3 Credits

MSIS 609

Information Technology Project Management

In this course, students will learn how to use Project Management Best Practices to bring order to the otherwise chaotic world of information technology projects, by defining a set of guidelines and standards, and then adhering to them. The student will learn to view Project Management as a set of tools that are an integral part of business strategy. In addition, students will receive a unique perspective on the issues surrounding the management of information technology projects in various organizations.
3 Credits

MSIS 695

Capstone Course: Information Systems Research Project Seminar

Provides students with the opportunity to plan a major research paper or project and implement it from start to finish using a combination of their conceptual, technical, and applied knowledge. As the capstone course in the program, the project developed draws on the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program. Project deliverables have deadlines staggered throughout the semester. Must be taken in last semester.
3 Credits

Select One Concentration

See your selected concentration section to determine which required and elective courses you will need to take in your chosen area of study.