Information Systems Management (MS)

The general mission of the Information Systems Management program is to develop student abilities to anticipate, recognize, and solve organizational and technological problems, allocate and effectively use resources, and apply systems management theory to organizations.

Learning Goals

The broad-based student learning goals for the Management of Science in Information Systems Management program are as follows:

  • Employability:  to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of the difference between theory and practice and how to extract from theory and extend its application to real-world situations.
  • Communications:  to produce business professionals who will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in both written and oral form (technical and non-technical) understanding that communication is a cooperative process in both the one-on-one and team environment.
  • Preparation of the Mindto produce business professionals who will have a broad intellectual grounding in business and/or technology.  Graduates will be able to analyze situations and successfully determine cause and effect and know how to use contemporary research tools as well as more traditional methods to locate and analyze information and develop knowledge.
  • Professionalism:  to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities. Graduates will have an understanding of the possible social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of their business and/or technical solutions in a global and social context and will recognize that lifelong learning is essential to the ongoing process of professional and personal development

Outcomes

Upon graduation, graduates will:

  • Understand and synthesize discipline-based knowledge in order to facilitate business planning and execution.
  • Be able to critically analyze data to identify patterns, problems, implications, and validity.
  • Be able to define and conceptualize opportunities for enhanced information analysis and exploitation in order to facilitate business planning and execution.
  • be able to use information systems, technology, and other decision-making tools to analyze and solve business problems in a global environment.
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions that are socially responsible, ethical and legal and are considered important to stakeholders.
  • demonstrate a sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning.
  • be able to communicate effectively in multiple forms.