Master of Science in Management Information Systems
Dr. Rell Snyder
The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program is designed to provide students with the requisite management, business, strategic, and technical skills needed to help them apply information systems technology more efficiently and effectively. The MSMIS program s objective is to close this gap by providing the needed education and career development foundations, including oral, written, and presentation skills; technical skills; people and business skills; and ethics and professionalism, which are integrated throughout its individual courses. The curriculum is designed as a set of interrelated building blocks consisting of foundations, core, integration, and career tracks.
Candidates seeking admission to the program must possess a baccalaureate degree. This program is designed to offer information systems expertise to those from various education backgrounds. Enrolling students must have an undergraduate degree in information systems, information technology, computer science, or software engineering, business or must have approval of the lead faculty and have some background in business and technology.
National University students who completed a transition program as part of their BSITM undergraduate degree and who satisfy MSMIS transition program requirements described in the catalog description of various undergraduate programs must complete a minimum of 45 quarter units for their MSMIS degree. The number of units required for the MSMIS program is dependent on the coursework completed in the Bachelors transition program and the grades earned.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Use analytical and critical thinking skills to develop organizational project management strategies and strategic solutions for information system processes.
- Perform systems analysis that addresses requirements among information systems technology, people and organizational goals.
- Evaluate current and emerging systems integration and distributed computing alternatives to maximize efficiencies and meet organizational goals.
- Develop decision support system solutions inclusive of knowledge based systems, expert systems and artificial intelligence.
- Illustrate managerial principles and applications of networking and telecommunications.
- Communicate and advise organizations using written and oral skills required for IS professionals.
- Integrate legal, ethical, and global implications in decision making processes.
To receive a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, student must complete 54 quarter units of graduate coursework. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate work completed at another regionally accredited institution may be transferred to meet stated requirements in the program provided those units were not used in earning another advanced degree. The degree program consists of ten courses plus the two-part MSMIS graduate project (two courses; 4.5 quarter units each) that cannot be taken until all other core courses have been completed or by approval of the lead faculty.
Core Requirements (12 courses; 54 quarter units)