2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

Information Systems - Part Time, MS


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Program Director: Eric Lacy

Program Directors: William Kolb and Mouwafac Sidaoui

The effective and efficient use of information technology is an integral part of an organization’s ability to achieve a competitive advantage in both the private and public sectors. Ethical practices and professionalism are integrated components throughout the program, along with a focus on essential career development skills and effective management of human resources.

The program, based upon nationally approved curriculum recommendations from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is updated frequently.

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Program Learning Outcomes


Graduates of the MSIS program will be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems field. It is a professional degree that:

  • Integrate information and organizational cultures and use current and emerging concepts from both technical and managerial viewpoints
  • Assess the need of organizations to integrate disparate internal systems and create effective communication channels with external parties such as suppliers and customers
  • Use information technology to foster sound financial systems and create effective organizational structures to better manage an organization’s human capital
  • Analyze how policy and strategic decisions are affected by information systems and how technology is transforming organizations
  • Create better people, business, and team skills and recognize a customer service orientation, ethics and professionalism

The MSIS curriculum analyzes how systems and technologies are implemented. This includes information security, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and change management.

MSIS graduates make vital contributions in support of innovation, planning, management of information infra-structures, and the coordination of information resources. The need for information systems professionals with systems management and development expertise continues to grow.

Major Requirements (36 units)


The MSIS curriculum includes 36 units (12 courses). International students will have the option of an extra course that will allow them to work in the American business community. This course, MSIS 682 , is in addition to the twelve required courses in the program.

Completion of major coursework requires a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

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