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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
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Information Systems, M.S.


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The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is designed to provide managers and professionals the necessary technical and managerial skills needed to fulfill the responsibilities of senior professional and project management positions in the information systems/technology field.

The MSIS degree program is organized into two options: a Professional option (PMSIS) designed for current IS/IT professionals and an Executive option (EMSIS) designed for managers and professionals working outside the IS field.

Admission to the Program

In addition to applying to the University, prospective students must submit a separate graduate programs application to the College of Business and Economics Advisement Center. Applicants are admitted to the MSIS program based on a comprehensive review by the Department of Information Systems of: their work experience reflected in a résumé, their GMAT or GRE scores and two letters of recommendation from persons who have supervised the applicant’s work. These documents would normally reflect information technology related experience for the Professional Option, or managerial experience for the Executive Option.

Requirements for the MSIS Degree (45-48 units)


A total of 45-48 units of 500 level courses are required.

Comprehensive Examination (0 units)


Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (BUS 596 ) the quarter they complete all course work on their program and must comply with college and department requirements.

MSIS Professional Option


The MSIS, Professional option (PMSIS) is designed for managers and professionals working in the business information systems field. The option offers information systems professionals the background knowledge needed to move into senior planning, consulting, and project management positions.

Requirements for the PMSIS Option (33 units)


A total of 33 units of 500-level courses are required.

Electives (24 units)

Select 24 units (six courses) with prior graduate adviser approval.

MSIS Executive Option


The MSIS Executive Option (EMSIS) is designed for working executives, managers, and professionals who are interested in a career redirection or change into the business information systems/technology field. It is designed to provide persons currently employed in business and other types of organizations in management and operations positions the education needed to obtain the professional and managerial knowledge and skills needed for senior level positions in information systems/information technology (IS/IT) user and support organizations, such as: consulting, user management, development planning and management, and data center operations.

Requirements for the EMSIS Option (36 units)


A total of 48 additional units of 500 level courses are required.

Required Courses (12 units)

Electives (24 units)

Select 24 units (six courses) with prior graduate adviser approval.

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