Learn how to integrate and use information systems to create value within your organization with the master's degree in management with a specialization in information systems and services.

The Master of Science in management with a specialization in information systems and services from University of Maryland Global Campus teaches you how to procure and use computer-based information systems for decision making and organizational effectiveness.

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2019–2020 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.

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

Our curriculum for the master's degree in management with a specialization in information systems and services uses case studies of companies in real situations, so you're learning practical skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply at work. In addition to building a strong technological foundation, you'll learn about the interaction of technology, organizational behavior, strategic planning, project management, and systems analysis methods used to support an organization through its information systems.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Make IT decisions using statistics and financial information
  • Use organizational theory, effectiveness measurement, and systems thinking to solve problems
  • Manage intercultural environments
  • Use advanced project management skills
  • Develop databases
  • Analyze systems
  • Outsource appropriate tasks

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

Introductory Course

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

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 630 or MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.

Specialization Courses

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

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • ISAS 600 must be taken before all other specialization courses.

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, 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.

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 don't have recent statistics experience, we recommend you take UCSP 630. If you lack a background in finance or accounting, we recommend you take UCSP 620. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate 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.