Project management has a key role in successful information technology-based initiatives in the global marketplace. Many Information Technology (IT) positions increasingly require some level of project management skills.
This 30-credit Accelerated program is designed for students in undergraduate information systems or related programs who are interested in pursuing graduate work with a project management emphasis. The degree also requires a practicum, in which students complete a Study Abroad program or an internship. The goal of the program is to prepare students for eventual positions in strategic IT leadership.
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|
|Management of Supply Chain and Operations
Global Supply Chain Management
|Information Systems Core Courses - 12 Credits|
|6500:640||Data and IS Governance||3|
|6500:641||Business Database Systems||3|
|6500:643||Analysis and Design of Business Systems||3|
|Electives - 9 Credits|
|6200:554||Information System Security||3|
|6500:520||Data Networks & Security||3|
|6500:645||Software Development and Quality Assurance||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6500:663||Advanced Data Analytics Topics||3|
|6500:690||Selected Topics in Management||3|
|6700:695||Internship in Business||1-3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Guidelines for receiving credit for the IS Internship:
The MSM - Fast track Information Systems option has been designed for students in undergraduate information systems or related programs who are interested in pursuing graduate work with an information systems management emphasis. Additional requirements for students wishing to pursue this option include:
It is recommended that international students apply six weeks prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.