The Master of Science in Information Systems part-time program is no longer accepting applicants. All degree requirements will be honored under the curriculum and academic year admitted.
Information systems and technologies are revolutionizing the way we live and work. The rapid pace of technological advances requires a new generation of talented and tech-savvy business leaders who possess a framework of foundational knowledge to anticipate change and recognize opportunities for true business value from adapting new technologies. The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program prepares students to lead IT initiatives aimed at organizational success, providing secure infrastructure platforms and breakthrough strategic advantage.
The MSIS program is designed for:
- IS professionals who want to advance into leadership roles in their organizations or start their own business or consultancy
- Business professionals who want to leverage their expertise in functional areas, recognizing that advances in IT are changing every part of an organization
- Recent graduates who want to learn how information and related technologies can be decisive factors for organizations to succeed in the global marketplace.
The MSIS curriculum reflects the latest IS research and industry best practices.
The program bridges technology and business: big data, predictive analytics, cloud strategy, cybersecurity, telecommunications, mobile platforms, enterprise architecture, decision models, supply chains, and project management. The MSIS core spans the foundational breadth of IS, from hands-on experience with web services to high-level IS strategy. Elective courses provide students the flexibility to specialize the program to address personal and career objectives.
The program requires 36 credits. Part-time students must complete the program within six years. Effective Spring 2018, this program will no longer accept applications.
The curriculum for the MSIS program includes the following courses. Course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Students must consult with an academic advisor to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence. All courses are 2 credits.
|BU.131.601||Business Leadership and Human Values||2|
|BU.330.790||Applied IS Architecture||2|
|BU.330.705||Data Networks: Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies||2|
|BU.300.700||Developing Internet Systems and Services||2|
|BU.350.710||IT and Global Sourcing Strategy||2|
|BU.300.620||Managing Complex Projects||2|
|Select six of the following:||12|
|Accounting and Financial Reporting|
|Advanced Business Analytics|
|Data Science and Business Intelligence|
|Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies|
|Global Supply Chain Management|
|Fundamentals of Health Care Operations|
|Leadership in Organizations|
In addition to the elective courses listed above, MSIS students can select up to 2 courses (maximum 4 credits) from any area as part of the 12 elective credits. These courses must be approved by an academic advisor. The advisor-approved electives provide flexibility for students in tailoring their MSIS program.