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Master of Science in Systems Management–Information Systems

The applicant to the Master of Science in Systems Management – Information Systems degree 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 the university 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 – Information Systems 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.

Program Prerequisites (noncredit for this program)
MTH 1701 College Algebra

Note: 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.

Required Courses (9 courses) CREDITS
MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 3
MGT 5014 Information Systems 3
MGT 5066 Systems Analysis and Modeling 3
MGT 5067 Systems Management 3
MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems 3
MGT 5151 Database Systems Management 3
MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration 3
MGT 5153 Telecommunications Systems Management 3
MGT 5904 Systems Management Capstone Project 3
Directed Electives (2 courses) 6
MGT 5133 Advanced Analytical Methods
MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems