The Master of Science in Information Systems program focuses on integrating business and technical emphases on the development, management, and planning of information systems. This program will give students a strong foundation in business and systems analysis, project management, database, and enterprise infrastructure. Building on this foundation, students will acquire a broad set of skills representing ten in-demand specializations in the IT workforce.
Regardless of concentrations the advanced phase of this curriculum prepares students to lead and support organizations' changing needs in the use of information and information technologies through knowledge in:
- Enterprise systems
- Financial analysis for IT projects and capital decisions
- Information security and compliance
- Analytical methods and techniques for various analytical specializations
- Current and emerging technologies and IS practices
- Information systems policies and strategies
Completion of this program will enable students to support organizations to gain strategic and tactical competitive advantage. Students can choose one of ten concentrations that best meets their career plans. They will gain expertise in managing IS operations while enhancing specific technical skills. As business and systems analysts, students will develop a solid understanding of business issues when applying technical solutions to meet organization needs. As project managers, students will lead application development and enterprise projects to ensure effective management of resources in meeting stakeholder expectation. For students interested in managerial careers, this program prepares them to lead the implementation of an organization’s IT and e-business strategies as Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, or e-Business Manager. Students may also specialize in burgeoning careers as enterprise systems integrators, business intelligence analysts, information security and compliance specialists, business web analysts and developers, and database administrators. For students who already have professional IT experience, this program offers flexibility in course selection for career enhancement.