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Master of Science in Management Information Systems

Forge your future as a MIS leader

For the modern business enterprise, the ability to utilize information effectively is key to creating a competitive advantage. The most successful and sought-after leaders are those who understand how data can be used to drive profits, plans and projections. You can develop the strategic understanding you need to become one of these leaders through our new Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program.

Offered through our College of Business, this exciting new degree focuses on the critical intersection of information and business management. For professionals interested in how information is applied to achieve bottom-line results, this degree can serve as a springboard to high-level leadership.

Individuals with business, managerial and/or technical backgrounds will find that the MSMIS curriculum adds a new dimension of knowledge that can translate to an exciting new career path. You can customize your path with a choice of specializations focused on enterprise-wide MIS leadership:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Security and Assurance

The MSMIS degree program is conducted entirely online to meet the demands of busy professionals. You can study from anywhere at any time, which gives you the flexibility you need to manage work and home responsibilities too. If you’re ready to grow your knowledge – and your career – to a new level of possibility and opportunity, we’re ready for you, 24/7.

Career Areas

It is estimated that there are more than one million jobs available for professionals who have the knowledge and skills associated with an MSMIS degree. Virtually all industry and government sectors are looking for individuals with immediately applicable skills such as:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Configuration Management 
  • Data Quality
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Systems Governance
  • Project Management 
  • Risk Management
Program Objectives
  • Focus on the management and use of information and information systems to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Apply information systems and technology to the collection, retention, exploitation and dissemination of information.
  • Use information for management planning and decision making to achieve strategic, tactical and operational goals and objectives in a variety of corporate and institutional settings.
  • Develop and coordinate resources to meet your organization's overall information systems and business goals.
  • Become familiar with today’s most essential business technologies, along with complex information technology infrastructures, proven enterprise models, emerging technologies, and more.
Degree Requirements
Core/Major
Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 524 Management Science3
MMIS 501 Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise3
MMIS 502 Managing Mobile & Distributed Organizations and their Information Systems3
MMIS 503 Informatics: Cross-Disciplinary Computing for Competitive Advantage3
MMIS 504 Knowledge Management: Quality Management for the IS Enterprise3
MMIS 505 Information Analytics and Visualization in Decision Making3
MMIS 506 Systems Analysis and Design3
MMIS 507 Information Systems Strategic Planning3
Total Credits24

Electives/Concentration
Course / TitleCredits
Electives9
Choose three courses from the list of concentrations.
Integrative Experience:
MISA 691 Applied methods3
Total Degree Requirements36


Concentrations

Business Intelligence
Course / TitleCredits
MMIS 521 Data Warehousing and Information Quality3
MMIS 522 Business Analytics, Social Network and Web Analytics3
MMIS 523 Data Mining, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery3
MMIS 524 Applied Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence3

IS Project Management
Course / TitleCredits
MMIS 531 Information Systems Project Management3
MMIS 532 Practicum on Project Management Tools3
MMIS 533 Advanced Topics in Project Management3

Information Assurance
Course / TitleCredits
MMIS 541 Information Risk Management3
MMIS 542 Ethical and Legal Concerns for Information-Intensive Systems3
MMIS 543 Business Continuity and Resilience through Information Systems3

IS Governance
Course / TitleCredits
MMIS 551 Translating Organizational Strategies into Enterprise Information Strategies3
MMIS 552 Information Systems and Information Technology Governance3
MMIS 553 Change Management and Configuration Control3

Global IS
Course / TitleCredits
MMIS 561 Global Information and Technology Management3
MMIS 562 Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems3
MMIS 563 Strategic Communications Management3
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