Masters in Systems Management

8330
Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
No
Graduate
Hampton Roads, Orlando, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, National Capital Region, Virtual Site, Northeast, Aberdeen
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 Academic Overview of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

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.

Program Prerequisite

(noncredit for this program)

Complete:
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-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.

Required Courses
Complete:
  • MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies 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 Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies 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 Modeling
    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies 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 Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes 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 Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores 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 Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates 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 Administration
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers 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 Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores 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 Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Involves 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
Total Credits Required: 33