The successful collaboration between the various stakeholders in global software teams is now a necessity. Project management has assumed a key role in determining the success of information technology-based initiatives in this complex and dynamic environment. Most entry to medium level IT positions increasingly require some level of project management skills.
The fast track proposal is designed for students in undergraduate information systems or related programs who are interested in pursuing graduate work with a project management emphasis. The goal of the program is to prepare students for eventual positions in strategic IT leadership.
The MSM - Fast Track Information Systems option has been designed for students in undergraduate information systems or related programs such as Computer Science who are interested in pursuing graduate work with a project management emphasis. Additional requirements for students wishing to pursue this option include:
Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for the Fast track MSM should contact graduate school or Dr. Ravi Krovi at email@example.com toward the end of their Junior year.
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.
Students in the MSM Fast track program will complete 30 credits of graduate coursework to fulfill the requirements for the master’s degree. To ensure that there is no duplication from the undergraduate programs, the graduate coursework has been carefully selected to give them marketable skills. The fast track program is comprised of required classes in management, information systems and elective choices. As part of a practicum requirement, students will have to complete a Study Abroad program or an internship. Students who are in the program will be considered for funding opportunities such as graduate assistantships and scholarships.
|Management Core Courses —9 Credits|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|6500:675||Supply Chain Management||3|
|Information Systems Core Courses —12 Credits|
|6500:640||Information Systems and IT Governance||3|
|6500:641||Business Database Systems||3|
|6500:643||Analysis and Design of Business Systems||3|
|6500:644||Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence||3|
|Practicum, Select One —3 Credits|
|6500:690||Selected topics in Management (This course may be taken as an elective to add a Global or Study Abroad experience)||3|
|6700:695||Internship (see below for suggested guidelines)||3|
|Electives —6 Credits|
|6200:554||Information System Security (may be transferred if student has taken this at the 5xx level in the undergraduate program and did not count toward the baccalaureate degree)||3|
|6500:520||Management of Data Networks (may be transferred if student has taken this at the 5xx level in the undergraduate program and did not count toward the baccalaureate degree)||3|
|6500:652||Organization Behavior (recommended for students with an undergraduate degree in a non-Business field)||3|
Any Management(6500:6xx class)
|Total required credits||30|
Guidelines for receiving credit for the IS Internship:
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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