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Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.) – information technology management

Carley, Maureen E.
ISRI Associate Director
(804) 828-7074

The Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in information technology management provides an opportunity for current information technology professionals and business managers to receive the necessary preparation to move into IT management roles. Participants gain a wide range of new skills and knowledge by combining course work with their day-to-day professional activities. The program is targeted to rising business executives, entrepreneurs and information systems professionals. The program differs from the regular M.S. in Information Systems program in that it is offered in a weekend format, with students meeting for classes on alternate weekends throughout the calendar year. The lock-step program consists of 10 required courses.

ISTM 671 Organizational Culture and Team Building 3
ISTM 672 Information Systems Management 3
ISTM 673 Analysis and Decisions 3
ISTM 674 Emerging Technologies 3
ISTM 675 IS Planning and Project Management 3
ISTM 676 Information Systems Assurance and Security Management 3
ISTM 677 Structuring Information for Decision Making 3
ISTM 678 IS in the Digital Economy 3
ISTM 679 Enterprise Information Systems 3
ISTM 691 Topics in IT Management 3

The program is designed for students familiar with business foundations as well as with technical areas of information systems, including programming, systems analysis and design, database, and data communications. The student’s adviser will review the student’s educational and professional background to determine the extent to which the student has satisfied the prerequisites. Students lacking in prerequisite knowledge will be required to participate in special training sessions provided by the School of Business.



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