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Management Information Systems

Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) focuses on strategic information system resources, giving you the background required to plan, analyze, design, implement, secure, and control them.

The MSMIS was designed for mid-level IT managers who aspire to CIO-level responsibility in their organizations. It gives you a current level of understanding of contemporary trends and emerging technologies, as well as the ability to stay current in the rapidly changing world of enterprise technology.

Concentrations are offered in dynamic industry fields:

  • Business Administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Security Management
  • IT Project Management

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Courses in the major include:

This course focuses on the fundamentals of telecommunications including data, voice, image, and video formats. Coverage includes the concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Emphasis is on the IT infrastructure to serve organizational needs in a rapidly changing competitive and technological environment.
This course provides an introduction to the strategic use of information technology from a business perspective at the enterprise level. Emphasis is placed on the internal management of information systems services from the point of view of the Chief Information Officer. Alternative strategies and tactics available to management to achieve business goals are examined.
This course introduces the concepts for information systems analysis and design with an emphasis on structured development combined with an introduction to object-oriented analysis and design principles.
This course addresses the issues relating to successful information security management. Topics include access control systems, network and software security, management practices, risk management, protection mechanisms, business continuity planning, and legal and ethical issues. The course allows for analysis of current security management models.
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, issues, and techniques involved in the design, implementation, use, and management of enterprise data systems. Logical data models, database administration, data warehousing, data mining, and data analysis are covered from a management perspective. Prerequisite: Recommended - CIS 520
This course provides an exploration of emerging information technologies, including how to define them, how they evolve, their role in the technology life cycle, and their potential economic, social, and cultural relationships. Topics covered include disruptive technologies, successes and failures of past emerging technologies, and integrating emerging technologies into a sustaining technology system.
This course addresses the complex and unique issues related to effectively managing projects in an Information Technology context. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge areas specified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Team-based and discovery-based learning methods are stressed. Development projects reflect actual problems provided by industry. A formal software project management plan detailing the process groups of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing will be developed.
This capstone course encompasses and consolidates the concepts covered in the Management of Information Systems curriculum. The course explores approaches in managing the information systems function in organizations from a senior management perspective. Coverage includes defining high-level IT infrastructure and systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization. The technical, managerial, and social skills developed throughout the curriculum will be applied to an Information Systems project focused on aligning IT systems with organizational strategies.

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