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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems, M.S.

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(Major Code: 07021) (SIMS Code: 222335)

General Information

The objective of the Master of Science degree in information systems is to prepare students to take a senior position associated with the information systems field across all private industries and public sectors. With the broadening spectrum of the information systems field and subsequent rich set of career opportunities, there is an ongoing need to educate students so that they can take leadership positions in both established and emerging fields of information systems. To serve the student and industry needs effectively, the program is designed to balance management knowledge of business and technology, general technical knowledge in information systems, and domain knowledge in the special area selected by the student. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be competent in leading organizations in the evaluation and adoption of information systems and technologies for strategic advantage as well as in bridging the cultural and communication gaps that often exist between information systems and business function professionals.

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Admission and Registration , the student must have satisfactorily completed equivalents of the following courses as prerequisites:

Notice of Admission

Notice of admission with classified graduate standing will be sent to the student upon the recommendation of the Fowler College of Business and the approval of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Students concurrently enrolled in deficiency coursework may be given permission to take the comprehensive examination prior to actual completion of all coursework. However, comprehensive examinations will not be evaluated and results will not be reported to the College of Graduate Studies until all deficiency coursework has been successfully completed. This may delay graduation.

Specific Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing as described above and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 approved units including at least 21 units in 600- and 700-numbered courses. Up to nine units of coursework may be accepted as transfer credit. Not more than a total of three units in courses MIS 797 - Research  and MIS 798 - Special Study , may be accepted for credit toward the degree. With approval of the graduate adviser, a substitute course may be allowed in place of a required course after reviewing student credentials.

Required Core Courses

Complete a Culminating Experience

Three units selected from the following courses:

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