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Information Systems (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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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 Operations Management (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.

Progression Requirements

  • 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.