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University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. Depending on the background of the applicants, prerequisites may be required upon admission.

Requirements for the MSIS Degree (30 units)

A total of 30 units of 5000-level courses are required. The university also requires demonstration of writing proficiency by enrollment in and passing UNIV 4000 Writing Proficiency Examination (0 units) within the first two semesters of study.

Comprehensive Examination (0 units)

Students should expect to take the Comprehensive Examination (BUS 5960 ) the semester 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 planning to work in the business information systems field. The option offers future information systems professionals the background knowledge needed to move into senior planning, consulting, and project management positions.

Requirements for the PMSIS Option (21 units)

Elective Courses (15 units)

Select 15 units (any 5 courses) from the MSIS elective course list below:

MSIS Executive Option

The MSIS Executive Option (EMSIS) is designed for experienced 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 (21 units)

Elective Courses (12 units)

Select 12 units (4 courses) from the elective MSIS course list below:

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