Information Systems Management MSM Concentration
The Information Systems Management option in the Master’s of Science in Management program prepares students to lead technology functions in tomorrow’s organizations.
As organizations grow more and more dependent on technologies, it’s 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, may be eligible for an additional 24 months on an OPT STEM extension.
Information on the standard OPT and STEM OPT extension can be found on the Office of International Programs (OIP) website for OIP-STEM.
|Foundation Core - 6 credits|
|MSM Core Courses - 12 credits|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|Global Supply Chain Management
Management of Supply Chain and Operations
|MSM Information Systems Core - 12 credits|
|6500:605||Object Oriented Programming*||3|
|6500:640||Data and IS Governance||3|
|6500:641||Business Database Systems||3|
|6500:643||Analysis and Design of Business Systems||3|
|*6500:605 can be waived by taking a waiver exam. Student who waive out of 6500:605 must take six credits of electives.||Electives - 3-6 credits*|
|6200:554||Information Systems Security||3|
|6500:520||Data Networks and Security||3|
|6500:645||Software Development and Quality Assurance||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30-36|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- Undergraduate degree in Information Systems from an AACSB accredited institution or related field with a Pre-MBA minor
- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 with successful course completion ("B" or better) in programming, database, or networking
- Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate program director or faculty
- Statement of purpose
- July 15 for Fall enrollment
- November 15 for Spring enrollment
- April 15 for Summer enrollment
International Student Applications
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 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.