Master of Information Systems
The Master of Information Systems is designed to provide professional preparation for positions in business and government. It provides sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of students with various backgrounds and foster lifelong learning and innovation. Students may concentrate in one of four areas: Information Technology Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Management, Blockchain Enterprise Systems Management, Cybersecurity Management, or Software Engineering.
The Master of Information Systems program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who can present evidence of their ability to do graduate work. “Evidence of ability” means superior grade-point average, an acceptable test score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and recommendations with respect to ability for successful pursuit of graduate-level work. International applicants and resident aliens must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis.
Requirements for the Master of Information Systems Degree
Students whose previous studies have fulfilled requirements of the common body of knowledge in business and information systems will be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate work. The required common body of knowledge in Information Systems includes management information systems, systems analysis, database, and programming languages (such as Visual Basic, Java, or other).
To ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for career success, the M.I.S. program strongly encourages all students to obtain additional training directly related to the M.I.S. program prior to graduation. The M.I.S. program considers this training an integral part of the curriculum and recommends that students work for up to one year in a position (or positions) which allow for the practical application of the theoretical principles taught in M.I.S. courses.
Students who hold non-immigrant status in the United States in the F-1 or J-1 categories are responsible for coordinating any necessary authorization for employment with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS). F-1 and J-1 students are strongly advised to discuss training options with the M.I.S. Program Director and the ISS office early in their program, and to make themselves aware of limitations and restrictions related to F-1 or J-1 employment authorization benefits.
|IT Toolkit & Skills Seminar (This course may not be used for the Master of Information Systems degree.)
|Seminar in Systems Development
|Data Management Systems
|Management of Information Technology Seminar