Academic Catalog

Accelerated MSM - ISM Program

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:

  • Undergraduate degree in Information Systems (from AACSB accredited institution) or related fields with a Pre-MBA minor
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 with successful course completion in programming, database, and networking (B or better)
  • Documented completion of an IS related internship (or other IS work experience) with a letter summarizing project and work scope from supervisor
  • Letters of reference from undergraduate program director or faculty
  • Undergraduate students who wish to count 6200:554 Information Systems Security and 6500:520 Data Networks & Security toward their graduate degree may take these classes during their senior year and must receive a grade of B or better.
  • Undergraduate degree must be completed at the most two years prior to planned date of program entry.

Management Core Courses - 9 credits

  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chains and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:678 Project Management (3 credits)

Information Systems Core - 12 credits

  • 6500:640 Data and IS Governance (3 credits)
  • 6500:641 Business Database Systems (3 credits)
  • 6500:643 Analysis & Design of Business Systems (3 credits)
  • 6500:644 Business Intelligence (3 credits)

Electives - 9 credits (select from the following)

  • 6200:554 Information Systems Security (3 credits)
  • 6500:520 Data Networks & Security (3 credits)
  • 6500:645 Software Development and Quality Assurance (3 credits)
  • 6500:651 Organizational Transformation (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6500:663 Advanced Data Analytics Topics (3 credits)
  • 6500:672 Management Project (3 credits)
  • 6500:690 Selected Topics in Management (3 credits)
  • 6700:695 Internship in Business (1-3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred), GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • 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, Suite 202. Proof of English Language 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.

Degree Offered: MSM Master of Science in Management

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