Business: Management, Information Systems, M.S.
MS in Management: Information Systems
About the Degree
The Information Systems Management option in the Master of Science in Management program prepares students to lead technology functions in tomorrow’s organizations. As organizations grow more and more dependent on technologies, its crucial leaders understand new technologies and how they help drive the overall company strategy. In this option, students will take graduate courses that help them understand main organizational functions — from strategic marketing and business analytics to global supply chain management and project management.
As of August 25, 2013 The University of Akron is proud to announce that the Master of Science in Management (MSM) in Information Systems has been approved as a federal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recognizes graduates of this program residing on student visas as eligible for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. While regular students are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months, students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program, such as our MSM in Information Systems program, can remain for an additional 17 months on an OPT STEM extension.
Our students learn how information systems can be designed and used to improve business operations and to help managers make better decisions by accessing the critical information.
Salary and Career Outlook
According to the Department of Labor, all Information Systems jobs are expected to increase as fast or faster than average.
There are many areas of specialization, with pay ranges from the mid $60,000 to mid $90,000 depending upon specialty and years of experience.
Recent employers include:
- Insight2Profit – Business Analyst
- Safeguard – Business Intelligence Consultant
- Diebold – Information Security Analyst
This degree focuses on managing the information technology function with emphasis on information technology skills along with project management and business domain skills. The career goals of our graduates are managers of IT, directors of IT, and ultimately CIOs in organizations.
Our students will learn specific software skills that employers emphasize, including JMP, Oracle database, SAP, and Tableau.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. William Hauser
Business Administration Building, Room 405
Graduate School: Heather Blake
Polsky Building, Room 467