M.S. Information Systems
The M.S. in Information Systems offers a strong, practical focus in designing, developing and evaluating databases and management Information Systems to support business and managerial operations in small businesses, government and community organizations.
- Prepare students for productive careers and amplify their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth.
- Prepare students to conduct research with an emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts that encompass architecture, design and science, including physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, infrastructure systems, computing information, communication technologies and management.
- Prepare students for service in urban environments and the broader society of the city, state, nation and global community by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available and initiating community‐building projects.
- Prepare students to contribute to economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system through workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community and the development of intellectual property.
- Prepare graduates for leadership positions as professionals and citizens.
- Provide educational opportunities for a diverse student body.
- Respond to the needs of large and small businesses, state and local governmental agencies and civic organizations.
- Partner with educational institutions at all levels to accomplish its mission.
- Advance the uses of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics as a means of improving the quality of life.
- Apply knowledge from computing, mathematics, statistics and management to effective Information Systems practice.
- Demonstrate the capability to analyze problems and systems and identify, define and design appropriate computing Information Systems and Information Technology solutions, tools and methodologies.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle, which includes requirements analysis, systems design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance and evaluation, and apply it to Information Systems projects that solve problems where computing solutions are appropriate.
- Function effectively on teams in order to accomplish a desired goal.
- Understand of the ethical, societal and professional responsibilities of the Information Systems professional.
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written modes.
- Identify and analyze the bidirectional impact of sociotechnical problems and computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and policy issues.
- Invoke the current techniques, skills, tools and methodologies necessary to become an effective Information Systems professional.
- Engage in continuing professional development and understand the purpose of research in the Information Systems and computing fields, and how this benefits current practice.
- Understand the processes that support the delivery and management of Information Systems within a business, managerial and organizational environment.
View the CurriculumCourse listing and prerequisites
Provost and Senior Executive Vice President
Bieber, Michael P.
Wu, Yi-Fang Brook
Associate Professor and Chair
Lee, Michael J.
Phan, Hai Nhat
Wohn, Donghee Yvette