Information Systems, MSIS
Coles MSIS teaches analysis, scoping and controlled use of business data and technology to refine processes, optimize decisions, and implement strategies in order to derive business value. Working professionals benefit from the hybrid nature of delivery and the flexible pace of study. Full time students benefit from professionally experienced professors and real life opportunities for projects and industry engagements. Coles MSIS welcomes all majors and degrees from undergraduate education. The program also offers opportunity for an MBA-MSIS dual degree and two embedded graduate certificates in Information Security and Assurance, and Business Intelligence.
The MSIS program teaches scoping, choice, assessment, deployment, management and secured use of information and computing technologies in the way they bring value to an organization with special emphasis on the following areas:
- Data Management and Business Intelligence Including Big Data
- Information Security Risk Management
- System Analysis and Design
- IT Project Management
- IT Strategy
Students take the same set of 10, 3-credit courses to complete the program within one calendar year. Prior permission is required to take courses outside the department. Students should contact the program director before they register for non-MSIS courses. These requests are considered on a case by case basis and the program director’s decision is binding and final.
Note: Under no circumstances more than six (6) credit hours may be taken outside the MSIS program.