About this course
The advancements in the field of Information Technology have revolutionized nearly every facet of human existence. Individuals and organizations of all types communicate, connect, collaborate, and compete by means of increasingly sophisticated computer networks, systems, and devices. In a rapidly globalizing economy, the knowledge of how to deploy IT assets effectively to manage customer relationships, data collection and analysis, supply chains, work flows, or security concerns can make the difference between success and failure for individual managers and entire corporations.
The coursework for the MSIT is grouped around three key clusters:
Technical Foundation of Information Technology
Applications of Information Technology
Information Technology Management and Strategy
The degree requires students to complete six core courses, three electives, and a capstone course. A full description of courses is available here.
Coursework and student resources help students develop the communications, presentation, and analytical skills, as well as the technical, quantitative, and decision-making abilities, required of contemporary managers. The MSIT program is committed to the success of all its students, both academically and professionally, and to providing the individual attention and support that make their accomplishments a reality.
MSIT Degree Requirements
The MSIT is a 30-to-45-credit degree program. To receive the MSIT, students must complete 10 courses: six required core classes, three electives, and the capstone course.
Students without a B.S. in Management or a related field may need to complete the following prerequisites:
MSIS 640 Computers and Information Processing Systems
MBA AF 601 Managerial Economics
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MBAMS 635 Operations Management
MBAMGT 650 Organizational Analysis and Skills
A mathematics requirement will be satisfied through testing, waiver or by course work.
Students without adequate mathematical background will need to complete MBAMS 600, Mathematical Analysis and Skills prior to admission.
The MSIT courses are organized into three clusters:
A- Technical Foundation of Information Technology (six credits required)
Courses designed to provide a solid understanding of the technical foundation of IT. This group of courses offers the technical foundation for understanding the architecture of modern IT and the dynamics of information technology projects.
MSIS 614 Business Data Communications and Computer Networks
MSIS 618 Database Management Systems
MSIS 613 Information Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
MSIS 615 Object Oriented Information Systems
B- Applications of Information Technology (three credits required)
The applications of information technology courses focus on the role that information technology plays in organizations. They demonstrate the integrative nature of IT and its role in business architecture. Emphasis is made on developing the students abilities to effectively build absorptive capacity and to manage and execute change and integration of innovative projects. These courses will be promoting IT as a function aligned with the business goals and providing innovative competitive advantages to the organization.
MSIS 611 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence; Competing in the Knowledge Economy
MSIS 612 Information Technology Controls and Auditing
MSIS 617 Management of the Supply Chain
MSIS 620 Customer Relations Management and Technology
MSIS 622 e-Business and e-Commerce
C- Information Technology Management and Strategy (12 credits required)
These courses are designed to provide the student with an understanding of both the operational and strategic frameworks under which information technology initiatives exist. They will build communication network and knowledge communities, develop leadership traits, and illustrate the needs for business alliances. Courses will support the development of the students abilities and skills to effectively operate under these frameworks.
MSIS 610 Innovation in Information Technology Management
MSIS 619 Systems Analysis and Design
MSIS 616 Information Technology for Quality and Competitive Management
MSIS 630 Project and Change Management (Capstone)
MSIS 697 Special Topics