The Master of Science in management's information systems and services specialization teaches you how to procure and use computer-based information systems for decision making and organizational effectiveness. In this program, you can learn how to integrate and use information systems to create value within your organization. The specialization is designed for professionals who have little or no experience with computers, as well as those with advanced computer skills.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Management Master's Degree with Information Systems and Services Specialization

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Apply modern and emerging technologies that will help managers improve operational effectiveness
  • Integrate information systems with the management system of an organization
  • Evaluate the impact of outsourcing information technology activities
  • Use organizational theory, effectiveness measurement, and systems thinking to solve problems
  • Utilize technologies of decision-support systems and expert systems to address management needs
  • Develop management strategies that leverage information technology to meet business objectives
  • Build dynamic websites that contain a variety of media and interactive components

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Create an IT database based on real-world circumstances
  • Review case studies for analysis and evaluation
  • Use decision support tools to assist in decision making
  • Design web pages using standards for representing common media formats, compression algorithms, file format translation tools, hardware requirements and standards, system constraints, Java, CGI scripts, and virtual reality.

Management Master's Degree with Information Systems and Services Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Initial Requirement

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Specialization Courses

  • ISAS 600
  • ISAS 610
  • ISAS 620
  • ISAS 630
  • ISAS 640
  • ISAS 650
  • IMAT 639

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • MGMT 630 (or MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 may be taken instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 640 should not be attempted simultaneously with MGMT 650.
  • ISAS 600 should be taken before any other ISAS courses.
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into management positions that include responsibility for information systems.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.

If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.