Masters in Systems Management
|Major Code: 8330||Degree Awarded: Master of Science|
|Age Restriction: N||Admission Status: graduate, Extended Studies|
|Delivery Mode/s: online, classroom, off-site||Location/s: Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Northeast, Orlando, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, Virtual Site|
|Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended|
The applicant to the Master of Science in Systems Management program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive up to 12 hours of the program prerequisites in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies. The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the
The degree of Master of Science in Systems Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.
In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
(noncredit for this program)
MTH 1701 College AlgebraCredit Hours: 3Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.Requirement(s):Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial StatisticsCredit Hours: 3Studies methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for managerial decision making. Includes data presentation, measures of central tendency, dispersion and skewness; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling methods and sampling distributions; and confidence interval estimation of parameters and tests of hypotheses.
MGT 5014 Information SystemsCredit Hours: 3Studies information systems design associated with business organizations. Includes development life cycles, requirements analysis, systems design and performance considerations. Views information systems as strategic tools to provide competitive advantage.
MGT 5066 Systems Analysis and ModelingCredit Hours: 3Applies case analysis and modeling tools to a business environment. Discusses systems analysis and constructs computer models. Includes system classification, problem formulation, decision/risk analysis, modeling techniques, discrete event simulation and evaluation of information. Requires a design project.
MGT 5067 System ManagementCredit Hours: 3Includes systems science and general system theory; strategic concepts and process management; systematic decision-making and technical disciplines; and communications theory.
MGT 5150 Management of Software SystemsCredit Hours: 3Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.Requirement(s):Prerequisite course or equivalent
MGT 5151 Database Systems ManagementCredit Hours: 3Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.Requirement(s):Prerequisite course or equivalent
MGT 5152 Computer Systems AdministrationCredit Hours: 3Covers a chief information officer's multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.Requirement(s):Prerequisite course or equivalent
MGT 5153 Telecommunications Systems ManagementCredit Hours: 3Explores the legal and technical operation environment of telecommunications in organizations. Assesses organizational ramifications of government telecommunications laws, policies and deregulatory activities.Requirement(s):Prerequisite course or equivalent
MGT 5904 Systems Management Capstone ProjectCredit Hours: 3Involves a team-based consulting activity for an outside client organization. Requires a project, written report and presentation assessed for synthesis of learned competencies in oral and written communication, critical thinking and systems management.Requirement(s):Acts as the capstone for the master's program in systems management.
- Electives Credit Hours: 6