Why Choose the Masters of Information Systems Management?
The thirty-six (36) hour Information Systems Management (ISM) masters program has been developed for individuals who wish to acquire the skills necessary to enter the information technology (IT) profession, or IT professionals who need to enhance and/or broaden technical and associated IT management skills. The MS-ISM program focuses on the concepts and skills for effective leadership and includes concentration choices in emerging areas such as outsourcing management and several technical areas with growing career potential.
MS-ISM courses are specially designed for flexible scheduling to serve both full-time students and part-time students who are working professionals. Full-time students can complete the program in 12 months. Students can enter the program at the start of any semester.
The MS-ISM consists of nine core courses, an integrated capstone project, and two elective courses that can be selected in combination with core courses to complete one of five Advanced Study Certificates.
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Students can specialize in the following areas:
The Information Security & Networking Management certificate is designed to create business leaders with both theoretical and practical experience in designing and protecting local area networking systems, incorporating principles of information security incident detection action, and computer forensics (ranging from the servers to personal digital assistants)
The E-Business and Systems Integration certificate is designed to create business leaders who select and determine information systems components, integrate multitudes of systems, and develop tools to facilitate electronic business. Systems integration is a logical outgrowth of the industry trend in outsourcing. Systems developed by third parties need to be integrated throughout the enterprise to realize full potential.
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or better on a 4-point scale
GMAT score of 500 or higher, OR GRE score in the upper 50th percentile. (GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived if applicant has completed another Master's Degree or at the discretion of the review committee)
International students must have earned a TOEFL score of 64 or higher, with no section score in the Low, Limited or Weak range.
The MS-ISM is awarded to those individuals who have completed the 33 hour minimum program requirements with an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and no course grade less than a 2.0.