Information Systems, MS
Program Director: Dawn Gregg
The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program at the Business School is a 30 semester credit hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree program that provides students the fundamental knowledge necessary for a career as an IS professional. The MSIS program layers managerial training with technical concepts to help you become a leader in your chosen career path in information technology. You can choose between industry leading specializations in Business Intelligence or Cybersecurity and Information Assurance or customize your own degree to allow you to focus on topics most relevant to your interests. With hands-on software projects, each class will take you one step closer to understanding how to harness the power of technology for business.
Five core courses serve as the foundation for understanding the complex issues that occur when designing, implementing and managing information systems within an organization. Students choose five elective courses which can correspond to a declared specialization or may reflect a custom course of study.
The MSIS includes a 4+1 program that allows our current undergraduate information systems students to pursue the Master of Science degree if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher without taking the GMAT test. Students are also allowed to replace two undergraduate required information systems courses with two graduate information systems courses. Interested students should contact the Business School advising team for more information.
|ISMG 6080||Database Management Systems||3|
|ISMG 6180||Information Systems Strategy||3|
|ISMG 6430||Information Systems Security and Privacy||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Analysis, Modeling and Design|
|Business Intelligence Systems and Analytics 1|
|IT Project Management|
|IT Governance and Service Management|
|Programming Fundamentals with Python 2|
|Network Design and Analysis 2|
|Select 15 credits of the following:||15|
A customized degree using any course numbered 6000 or higher with an ISMG prefix 3
This course is required for the Business Intelligence Specialization.
Both of these courses are required for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Specialization.
May include core classes not used to satisfy the Core MS IS requirement. In addition, selected 6000 level Business School courses, CVEN, or CSCI courses may be used to satisfy up to 6 elective credits for a customized degree.
Information Systems Specializations
Students may select from the following two specializations:
Business Intelligence (BI) systems combine operational data with analytical tools to present complex and competitive information to planners and decision makers. The objective is to improve the timeliness and quality of inputs to the decision process. BI is used to understand the capabilities available in the firm; the state-of-the-art, trends, and future directions in the markets, the technologies, and the regulatory environment in which the firm competes; and the actions of competitors and the implications of these actions. With this specialization, you get the necessary skills and knowledge in real-time data warehousing, data visualization, data mining, online analytical processing, customer relationships management, dashboards and scorecards, corporate performance management, expert and advanced intelligent systems, and hands-on experience with leading BI tools.
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Text Data Analytics|
|Data Warehouse and Administration|
|Business Intelligence in Healthcare|
|Business Intelligence and Financial Modeling|
|Data Analytics for Managers 1|
|Any course numbered 6000 or higher with an ISMG prefix, any 6000-level Business School, CSCI or CVEN course may be used to satisfy the free elective.||3|
Students may substitute BANA 6610 for BUSN 6530 with permission of the Business Analytics program.
Students must complete the following MS IS core course:
- ISMG 6220 Business Intelligence Systems and Analytics
Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
With recent breaches in the security of many large government agencies and private corporations, cybersecurity is an issue of great importance to the global society. The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Specialization prepares students for cybersecurity, information security, and IT risk management positions in business and critical infrastructure sectors of the economy identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including enterprises such as banks, governments, retail, health care institutions, law enforcement, construction, insurance agencies, transportation and the military.
|ISMG 6340||Cloud Computing Concepts, Tools, and Security||3|
|ISMG 6860||Ethical Hacking Concepts and Methodologies||3|
|ISMG 6890||IT Risk Management||3|
|ISMG 6865||Digital Forensics Analysis||3|
|ISMG 6910||Design Science Practicum 1||3|
Students must take ISMG 6910 or an approved Internship with required paper and presentation to be completed during the final 9 credit hours of the program.
Students must complete the following MS IS core courses:
|ISMG 6020||Programming Fundamentals with Python||3|
|ISMG 6120||Network Design and Analysis||3|
Students may choose to customize their degree by taking five ISMG graduate courses and related graduate technology courses from across the Business School, Computer Science, or GIS programs. Must see an advisor to create.