Information Systems Department

Degree Requirements - M.S. in I.S.

 

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The Masters of Science in IS program is designed to provide the technical and managerial knowledge and skills to operate successfully in careers associated with the design, development and management of computer-based information, telecommunications, and internet applications. The program accommodates students with undergraduate degrees specializing in IS, business, and computer science, as well as students with undergraduate degrees outside business and IS.

The program may require as few as 30 hours for students with undergraduate business degrees from AACSB accredited institutions. Students with no academic business background will be required to take additional credit hours as outlined below.

|| General Requirements ||
|| Mathematics Requirements | General Business Core ||
|| Program Requirements ||
|| Basic IS | Electives ||
General Requirements
All students must meet course requirements in mathematics, general business and IS. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the general business core. Students with a B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in IS or a B.S. in IS from an AACSB  accredited institution may, at the student's discretion, substitute two electives for Inf Sys 5800 and Inf Sys 6805. Other courses may be waived with appropriate undergraduate course work.
Students are required to complete the equivalent of Economics 4105, "Quantitative Methods in Modeling in Economics, Business and the Social Sciences," and LOM 5300, "Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions," with a grade of C or better. Graduate credit is not given for these courses, but they may be waived with appropriate undergraduate course work.
General Business Core
Students must have a B.S. in MIS, B.S. in IS, or a B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in IS that requires a managerial communication course, -or- course work equivalent to BA 5100 (Managerial Communication) and at least five of the following courses:
BA 5900: Law, Ethics, and Business
Acctng 5400: Financial and Managerial Accounting .
Finance 6500: Financial Management
Mgmt 5600: Organizational Behavior and Administrative Processes
Mktg 5700: Contemporary Marketing Concepts
LOM 5320: Production and Operations Management
BA 6990: Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Program Requirements

A. Basic IS Courses 15 credit hours
Inf Sys 5800: Information Systems
Inf Sys 6805: Applications of Programming for Business Solutions
Inf Sys 6840: Information Systems Analysis
Inf Sys 6845: Database Management Systems
Inf Sys 6850: Information Systems Design
B. IS Electives 15 credit hours
Inf Sys 6806: Business Programming And File Systems
Inf Sys 6808: Internet Programming (Java)
Inf Sys 6833: Decision Support Systems
Inf Sys 6835: IT- Enabled Business
Inf Sys 6836: Telecommunications: Design and Management
Inf Sys 6837: IS/IT Architecture
Inf Sys 6838: Business Processes: Design, Management, and Integration
Inf Sys 6846: Management Of Global Sourcing
Inf Sys 6847: Project Management
Inf Sys 6848: Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence
Inf Sys 6881: Management of Transnational IS
Inf Sys 6891: Seminar on Advanced IS Topics
Guided internship
A maximum of 2 courses outside IS
       NOTE: Courses outside the College of Business must be approved by the IS Department Chair