MSc in Information Systems Technology Management

General

Program Description

Master technology and manage people.

Advance your technical and people skills with an M.S. in information systems and technology management. Your degree will prepare you to become a valuable employee who can manage change and innovation in any industry – your team and your employer will rely on your skills to understand technology and manage people well.

Program Highlights

The M.S. in information systems and technology management program emphasizes communication skills – exposing you to industry presentations, and challenging your ability to synthesize ideas through group work and written reports. You and fellow early and mid-career professionals will add to your experience in management and business and prepare to move into senior technology-oriented roles in your organization. The degree also propels those with solid skills and experience in a technical field who want to move into broader management roles.

Additionally, the M.S. in information systems and technology management degree qualifies as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) OPT (Optional Practical Training) program. This allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT period.

Program Requirements

The M.S. in information systems and technology management combines the management and technical skills you need to effectively administer information technology to achieve business goals. The M.S. in information systems and technology management curriculum is flexible and can be customized to meet your personal professional goals. Our curriculum will prepare you for the complex challenges of today’s increasingly technical and competitive global environment.

The curriculum below is pending final approval.

Foundation Courses:

  • ACCT 804 – Database Design and Implementation
  • ACCT 806 – Systems Analysis and Implementation
  • MISY 810 – Telecommunications and Networking

Core Courses (27 credits): Choose 9 courses from:

  • MISY 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
  • MISY 667 – Big Data Technologies
  • MISY 667 – Enterprise Architecture: Digitally Transforming Business
  • MISY 830 – Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • MISY 840 – Project Management
  • MISY 850 – Security & Control
  • MISY 873 – Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
  • BUAD 820 – Fundamentals of Analytics
  • BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization
  • BUAD 622 – Optimizing and Spreadsheet Modeling
  • ACCT 805 – Current Issues in Management Information Systems
  • ACCT 667 – Internal Auditing
  • CPEG 665 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • STAT 674 – Applied Data Base Management (SAS)

Other courses with approval from the director

Industry-Proven Faculty

Lerner faculty who teach in the M.S. in information systems and technology management bring deep applied research knowledge, extensive corporate experience and wide-reaching association memberships and networks — all of which can lead you to fresh insights on the role of IT in a changing global economy. Faculty expertise includes such areas as:

  • Technology-mediated interruptions and performance
  • Decision making
  • Virtual teams
  • Equity market microstructure
  • Statistical modeling
  • Information assurance and security
  • IT risk management
  • Computer ethics
  • Information privacy

Career Opportunities

Every industry and sector, private and public, relies heavily on M.S. in information systems and technology management graduates to tame the complexities of technology, and help senior executives make informed decisions on how best to apply technology to improve productivity and drive innovation. This means ample and diverse career options for graduates of Lerner’s M.S. in information systems and technology management. Some top career fields for information systems and technology management graduates include:

IT Consultant

The demand for evaluating, choosing and integrating adaptive information technologies has become vital for every business, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Systems Analyst

Use analysis and design techniques to solve business problems using information technology. Become a change agent for organizations – identify needed organizational improvements, implement the changes and train and motivate others to use the systems.

Business Analyst

Enable change in an organization by analyzing, documenting and assessing the business, its processes, and systems to then be able to recommend solutions that deliver value to the stakeholders.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Form the strategic thinking and team development that allows information systems to scale and achieve company objectives and goals.

Last updated July 2019

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