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The MSIS program is a 30-36 hour program designed to provide you expertise in the information systems field. The structure of the program allows you to choose coursework that brings you closer to your career goals in application development, information security, business intelligence or management of the IS/IT function.

An undergraduate degree in business is not required to join the MSIS program. However, if you do not have an undergraduate degree in business, you will be required to take a semester of coursework titled Business Foundations. Topics in Business Foundations include:

  • financial analysis and accounting information
  • macroeconomic concepts
  • statistical data analysis
  • mathematical models

Students earn 12 hours of academic credit after successfully completing the Business Foundation courses, bringing the total hours in the program to 45-48 for those students who are required to take Business Foundations.

Career Options

The program leads to careers in systems analysis, systems design, client/server applications development, system implementation, systems integration, global information systems, telecommunications and networks, and business process re-engineering.

Program Length & Degree Plans

The flexible nature of the program curriculum allows you to choose course offerings that enhance the skills you wish to develop. The number of course hours depends if you elect to complete a thesis and whether Business Foundations is required.

If you desire to pursue a PhD, the thesis option is an opportunity to build a competitive resume by conducting original research.

  • Non-Thesis Option
    • 24 hours of MIS/ISEC Courses
    • 12 hours of electives
    • 12 hours of Business Foundations (required for non-business undergraduates)
  • Thesis Option
    • 18 hours of MIS/ISEC courses
    • 6 hours of electives
    • Thesis (6 hours)
    • 12 hours of Business Foundations (required for non-business undergraduates)

Degree Plan and Course Offering

REQUIREMENT HOURS
I. MIS/ISEC Courses
Required Courses 15 hours
ISEC 5305 Seminar in Information Security Foundations
MIS 5317 Seminar in Java Development
MIS 5335 Information Systems Analysis & Design
MIS 5340 Database Management Systems
MIS 5355 Management of Information Systems
Equivalent coursework from undergraduate degree can satisfy requirement allowing additional elective credit
Chose 9 hours of MIS/ISEC electives from the following: 17 hours
ISEC 5310 Cyber Security Human Factors
ISEC 5320 Cyber Security Technology Factors
ISEC 5330 Information Assurance Planning and Management
ISEC 5340 Cyber Warfare, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
MIS 5301 Object-Oriented Business Programming
MIS 5315 NET Systems Development
MIS 5325 Information Systems for Management
MIS 5330 Global Dimensions of Information Systems
MIS 5342 Business Intelligence
MIS 5345 Decision Making Using Excel
MIS 5346 Data Warehousing
MIS 5V95 Internship in Information Systems (Required if less than 2 years work experience)
MIS 5V98 Special Studies in Information Systems
II. Electives 12 hours
Chose twelve hours from outside of MIS/ISEC or additional courses from MIS/ISEC (suggested courses below): 12 hours
ACC 5317 Information Systems Auditing
ACC 5331 Fraud Examination
BL 5310 Cyberlaw
FIN 5335 Seminar in Integrated Business Risk Management
MGT 5310 Management of Organizational Behavior
MGT 5340 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
PSC 4395 Terrorism
PSC 5335 Seminar in National Security Decision Making
36 hours
REQUIREMENT HOURS
I. MIS/ISEC Courses
Required Courses 15 hours
ISEC 5305 Seminar in Information Security Foundations
MIS 5317 Seminar in Java Development
MIS 5335 Information Systems Analysis & Design
MIS 5340 Database Management Systems
MIS 5355 Management of Information Systems
Equivalent coursework from undergraduate degree can satisfy requirement allowing additional elective credit
Chose 9 hours of MIS/ISEC electives from the following: 9 hours
ISEC 5310 Cyber Security Human Factors
ISEC 5320 Cyber Security Technology Factors
ISEC 5330 Information Assurance Planning and Management
ISEC 5340 Cyber Warfare, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
MIS 5301 Object-Oriented Business Programming
MIS 5315 NET Systems Development
MIS 5325 Information Systems for Management
MIS 5330 Global Dimensions of Information Systems
MIS 5342 Business Intelligence
MIS 5345 Decision Making Using Excel
MIS 5346 Data Warehousing
MIS 5V95 Internship in Information Systems (Required if less than 2 years work experience)
MIS 5V98 Special Studies in Information Systems
II. Thesis 6 hours
Enroll in MIS 5V99. 6 hours
III. Electives 9 hours
Chose nine hours from outside of MIS/ISEC or additional courses from MIS/ISEC (suggested courses below): 9 hours
ACC 5317 Information Systems Auditing
ACC 5331 Fraud Examination
BL 5310 Cyberlaw
FIN 5335 Seminar in Integrated Business Risk Management
MGT 5310 Management of Organizational Behavior MGT 5340 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
PSC 4395 Terrorism
PSC 5335 Seminar in National Security Decision Making
30 hours

MIS Courses

ISEC Courses

For additional electives outside the program, please coordinate with you advisor or consult the university Course Listings.

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