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.
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:
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.
MSM Master of Science in Mgmt,
You need to have a completed application to be considered for admission. That means that you have to have a GMAT score (at least 500), a TOEFL score if you are an international student, hold an undergraduate degree, have your statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts (at least a 2.75 GPA) and all the other material in to us so that our graduate admissions committee can evaluate your application.
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