Information Systems, MS Database and Internet Technologies Specialization

This specialization addresses the growing demand for professionals with technical skills to analyze, design, implement, and manage software applications and digital media for the enterprise and IoT (Internet-of-Things).

The program emphasizes experimentation and application of theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios with the goal of creating business value. Throughout the course of study, students will acquire knowledge and skills in the following areas that can immediately be put to use throughout the digital enterprise:

  • Data modeling and database design, implementation, and programming skills, using both Relational Database Management Systems and NoSQL technologies
  • Design and development of distributed software systems that adhere to sound design principles and best practices, including scalable data services architecture and robust security
  • Integration of data science concepts and machine learning algorithms to solve business problems


Core Courses (5 units)

Course Title
CIS 413-DLTelecommunications Networks
CIS 414-DLObject Oriented Programming
MSDS 430-DLPython for Data Analysis
CIS 417-DLDatabase Systems Design & Implementation
CIS 498-DLInformation Systems Project
or CIS 590-DL Capstone Research

Specialization Courses (6 units)

Course Title
CIS 419-DLWeb Application Development
CIS 431-DLDatabase Administration
CIS 435-DLPractical Data Science Using Machine Learning
Any three electives
Big Data Management and Analytics
Fundamentals of Network Security
Advanced Cyber Security
Disaster Recovery and Continuity
Management of Information Security
Innovation with Blockchain Technology
Information Technology Management
Information Technology Strategy
Project Management Concepts
IT Project Management
Information Technology Business Writing and Communication
Information Technology Finance

About the Final Project

Students may pursue their capstone experience independently or as part of a team. As their final course, students take either the individual research project in an independent study format or the classroom final project class in which students integrate the knowledge they have gained in the core curriculum in a project presented by the instructor. In both cases, students are guided by faculty in exploring the body of knowledge on information systems while contributing research of practical value to the field. The capstone independent project and capstone class project count as one unit of credit.

Course Title
Choose one
Information Systems Project
Capstone Research