Master - Information Systems: Information Systems Management

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Are you seeking an advanced education that could help you develop the skills necessary to assume managerial responsibilities in corporate IT departments? If you are interested in pursuing these types of career opportunities, then you might consider enrolling in Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management program. Continue reading to find out more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Program coursework in Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management offers advanced study in systems design, analysis, and development while also providing study in IT management techniques and processes. In concentration courses, you will study Agile coaching techniques and strategies, risk planning and analysis methods, business continuity and recovering planning, technological audits, and information systems security and privacy issues.

The core curriculum offers the opportunity to learn about various technological processes and administrative procedures in systems design, networking, databases, security, telecommunications, and project management. The practical application of concepts studied in the program is achieved through the development of integrative projects in a capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to entering the Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management program, you should have a bachelor's degree and possibly some experience in an IT environment. Knowledge of basic computer functions and strong analytical and problem solving skills are important. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn 54 credits to successfully complete the Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management program. You will take 40.5 credits in core courses and 13.5 credits in area of concentration.

Master of Science in Information Systems with a Concentration in Information Systems Management Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making
CIS 502Theories of Security Management
CIS 505 Communications Technologies
CIS 510 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 512Advanced Computer Architecture
CIS 515Strategic Planning for Database Systems
CIS 517IT Project Management
CIS 524 Computer Interaction and Design
CIS 599 Graduate Information Systems Capstone

AREA IICONCENTRATION COMPONENT
CIS 525Advanced Agile Project Management
CIS 527IT Risk Management
CIS 558IT Audit and Control

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management program, you could be in a position to pursue upper management or directorial opportunities in corporate IT departments. You could manage IT staff, systems or software development, computer security programs, databases, implementation processes, or repair or maintenance processes. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Systems Technical Manager
  • Network Operations Manager
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Director of Management Information Systems