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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.

Program Highlights

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 17-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. Our curriculum will prepare you for the complex challenges of today’s increasingly technical and competitive global environment.

Two Foundation Courses:

ACCT 800: Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD 831: Operations Management & Management Science

Eight Core IS&TM courses

ACCT 804: Data Management
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:

ACCT 801: Management Control Systems and Information Technology
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

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 very business, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Cloud Architect

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.

Admissions Information

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