Information Systems, MS Information Systems Management Specialization

The specialization in Information Systems Management introduces students to key information system management best practices, IT strategy development, project management methods, information security and technology management techniques that apply to the entire system life cycle. The specialization emphasizes management techniques and methods used to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing operations of information technology capabilities that produce value for the business. Students will learn various approaches to develop IT strategies, evaluate emerging technologies, keep information secure, manage technology project implementations, and develop frameworks to apply to the ongoing management and operation of application and information technology portfolios.


Core Courses (4 units)

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

Specialization Courses (7 units)

Course Title
CIS 457-DLManagement of Information Security
CIS 460-DLInformation Technology Management
CIS 465-DLInformation Technology Strategy
CIS 494-DLProject Management Concepts
Any three electives
Web Application Development
Database Administration
Practical Data Science Using Machine Learning
Big Data Management and Analytics
Fundamentals of Network Security
Advanced Cyber Security
Disaster Recovery and Continuity
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