MS in Information Systems Management

You know that information systems are the lynchpin of every complex organization. Data integrity is at the forefront of your priorities. You understand the benefits of well-run systems but are conscious of the inherent risk of data loss, obsolescence and lack of checks and balances. To you, IS is not simply a department within an organization; it is the medium by which modern business gets done.

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) program is a 30-credit course of study with both full-time and part-time offerings. The program appeals to a number of potential students, including technical professionals who are looking for a relevant management credential, accounting graduates who must complete 150 college credits to qualify for the CPA certification, and non-technical/non-business professionals who are seeking to enter the information systems field.

Duquesne's MS-ISM curriculum focuses on how the management and governance of information technologies can create organizational value. The program has an intentional emphasis on safeguarding organizational assets, relationships, and reputation through IS audit, control, and risk management in developmental and operational environments. The program stresses the impact of IS architectural decisions on an organization and its stakeholders, both over time and across organizational boundaries. Students will understand and be able to manage the critical impact of technology decisions on the achievement of business goals.

Duquesne University's location, which is adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh, provides easy access to campus for Pittsburgh's business professionals who both enhance the students' experiences through guest lectures and for those who wish to pursue their graduate degree.

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