Academic Catalog

MS Management Information Systems Management (ISM) Concentration

The Master of Science in Management program allows students to concentrate their advanced study in Information Systems Management.  Because of the complex nature of the MS Management specializations, they are not normally offered as options in traditional MBA programs. They are designed for individuals who know what they want to do or to help them apply what they already know more effectively. The introductory coursework for this program is termed a foundation core and consists of six credits which may be waived if the student has completed prior study in the area. The remaining 30 credits of coursework consists of 12 credits of specialization coursework and six credits of electives. If all foundation courses are waived, the program is 30 credits in length. Students may waive the GMAT requirement if they have an acceptable GRE score and have two years of documented business experience.

Foundation Core - 6 credits

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing  (3 credits)

Management Core Courses - 12 credits

  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • 6500:678 Project Management (3 credits)

Information Systems Management Core Courses - 15 credits

  • 6500:605 Object Oriented Programming (3 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 - 3 credits

  • 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)
  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (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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