Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management
Advancing Your Technical and People Skills
Look closely to every innovation, be it in the form of a new product, service, business model, transportation technology, or communications advance and you will find two forces at play: information and technology. An M.S. in information systems and technology management degree puts you in the middle of change, where teams and employers need hybrid talents who can master technology and manage people.
The M.S. in information systems and technology management degree allows you and fellow early and mid-career professionals to add to your experience in management and business and to move into a senior technology-oriented role 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. For both, the program emphasizes communication skills — exposing you to industry presentations, and challenging your ability to synthesize ideas through written reports and group work.
Additionally, the M.S. in information systems and technology management 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.
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. Our curriculum will prepare you for the complex challenges of today’s increasingly technical and competitive global environment.
Two Foundation Courses:
BUAD 831: Operations Management & Management Science
Eight Core IS&TM courses
ACCT 806: Systems Analysis and Implementation
MISY 805: Current Issues in MIS
MISY 810: Telecom and Networks
MISY 830: Decision Support and Analysis
MISY 840: Project Management
MISY 850: Security & Control
MISY 873: Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
Two Electives chosen from the following:
BUAD 820: Statistical Data Analysis
ACCT 801: Management Control Systems and Information Technology
BUAD 820: Statistical Data Analysis
STAT 674: Applied Data Base Management (SAS)
CPEG 665: Introduction to Cybersecurity
Other electives to be approved by 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
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:
The demand for evaluating, choosing and integrating adaptive information technologies has become vital for very business, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Storage and speed will continue to challenge resource and talent limitations. Large companies with lots of client information and company systems rely on Cloud Architects to provide them the latest technologies in the most secure way.
Computer Systems Analyst
The analyst’s job is to take systems created by programmers and infer how they can be changed to operate more effectively.
Health Information Analysts
Growing rapidly with the arrival of the Affordable Healthcare Act, which requires healthcare companies to sustain reliable and up-to-date systems and reporting procedures to track costs and patient outcomes.
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Form the strategic thinking and team development that allow information systems to scale and achieve company goals.
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