Masters of Science in Information Systems - MSIS


Program Description

We prepare professionals and educators to be outstanding leaders in the use of information systems and technology to create business and societal value. Our graduates understand the technologies and techniques that organizations use to meet their information and business needs. In support of this mission, the School of Information Systems and Technology offers master's and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs, in information systems and technology. Further, we maintain a strong research agenda and community outreach activities.

44 units of course work.

* 2 Competency Courses

  • Organization as Information Processing Systems
  • Information Technology (Programming)

* 4 Core Courses

  • Data Base Concepts
  • Information Analysis and Design
  • Communications and Networking
  • Management of IT

* 4 Concentration Courses

The concentration will include a set of 4 courses that for a total of 16 units, with at least one course from each of two broad areas: Technology/Tools and Management/Strategy. The concentrations generally fall within the field strengths of the core faculty. In addition, a student will be able to customize his or her own concentration. The customized concentration would allow students to select a set of courses that would meet their needs, but keeping the principle that at least one course must come from each of the two areas, and no more than 8 units could be taken outside the IS discipline but must be taken within CGU.

In all cases, independent study classes can be used for concentration credits. Courses will apply to more than one concentration area (e.g., Internet Technology would apply to both the electronic commerce and telecom concentrations). Additional courses offered by other Schools at CGU, courses transferred into the degree, or independent study courses could be used to earn concentration units.

Last updated Oct 2017

About the School

Why Drucker? What makes one school different from the next? We believe it is the philosophy and the people that will ultimately define your grad school experience. And our philosophy is based on peopl ... Read More

Why Drucker? What makes one school different from the next? We believe it is the philosophy and the people that will ultimately define your grad school experience. And our philosophy is based on people—management as a human enterprise, as a liberal art. The people you’ll meet at the Drucker School reflect this philosophy—from the staff to the faculty, to your fellow students—in every interaction. You will be treated with respect, praised for your individuality, and embraced by the collegial synergy of our academic community. Here you’ll find high expectations and challenging programs, but also words of encouragement and expert guidance. You’ll find professors publishing the leading books in their fields who are eager to engage you in lively discussions about today’s most pressing issues. You’ll find a management style that values the cultivation of human potential as a company’s most valuable resource. You’ll find a school that is global, diverse, and rich with resources while being intimate and flexible enough for you to explore the path that is right for you. Here at the Drucker School, you’ll find something different. But don’t take our word for it—experience the difference firsthand and discover the possibilities your future holds at the Drucker School. Our Purpose We make a difference in the lives of those with whom we learn and the institutions we serve. Our Mission We achieve our purpose by developing and enriching the professional lives of our students: Enhancing their ability to think rigorously and ethically about complex, ambiguous issues, to make sound strategic decisions, and to lead and inspire others to achievement of common purposes Providing a personalized and practical, yet reflective learning experience Instilling intellectual curiosity and learning skills that will sustain a lifelong search for understanding and openness to innovation and change Read less