The Master of Science in Information Systems (MS) program prepares students for leadership positions in which they can move beyond managing a business to improving it through information technology. The program emphasizes the management of information systems and technologies, and their strategic use. Technical topics such as IT infrastructure and enterprise systems integration are combined with business issues, including managerial skills and ethics. The program welcomes students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
Program Admission Requirements
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- Business foundation courses (21 hours):
- ACG 6025 Accounting Fundamentals for Mgrs (3)
- ECO 5005 Foundations of Economics (3)
- FIN 5405 Foundations of Business Finance (3)
- ISM 6021 Management Information Systems (3)
- MAN 6055 Contemporary Management Concepts (3)
- MAR 6805 Marketing Management (3)
- QMB 6305 Statistical Methods for Management (3)
- Information Systems core courses (18 hours):
- ISM 6121 Business Process Analysis (3)
- ISM 6155 Enterprise Systems (3)
- ISM 6316 Project Management (3)
- ISM 6488 IT Management and Security (3)
- TRA 6158 Operations Management (3)
- TRA 6726 Global Ops & Supply Chain Mgt. (3)
- Restricted Electives (12 hours):
* Select 12 Credit Hours from the following:
- Any graduate course (5000 level and above) outside the Business Foundation and Information Systems core with an ISM, TRA, and QMB prefix.
* See college academic advisor for approval of additional elective courses.
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 51 HRS
Additional Graduation Requirements
- Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. Note: A maximum of 21 credit hours of Business Foundation courses may be waived by equivalent undergraduate or graduate courses completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last 6 years with a grade of C or higher. Without waivers, the program length is 51 credit hours.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
- Satisfy all degree requirements within 7 years from the time of admission to the program.
Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes
Transfer of Credits. Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department. Refer to course waiver guidelines above.
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
- A student who receives three grades of "C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
- Foundation courses are prerequisite to required courses and concentration courses. Questions regarding course sequencing should be directed to the Graduate Advisor.
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