Santa Clara University

MSIS Program Information

MSIS Course Clusters

Courses in the MSIS program fall into four clusters:

Core business requirements (4 courses required)

The Core Business courses provide students with an understanding of the "context" in which information systems operate. Students acquire a basic knowledge of business and organizational requirements that enable them to understand how information systems are designed and successfully implemented.

ACTG 300 Accounting for Business Decisions
(3 units)

FNCE 451 Financial Management
(3 units)

MGMT 503 Organizational Analysis and Management
(3 units)

OMIS 355 Computer-Based Decision Models
(3 units)

 

Core information systems knowledge (6 courses required)

Core Information Systems courses give students knowledge about the technical aspects of information system design and strategic issues around their use.

MSIS 601 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
(3 units)
MSIS 602 System Analysis and Design
(3 units)
MSIS 603 Database Management Systems
(3 units)
MSIS 604 Information Systems Policy and Strategy
(3 units)
MSIS 605 Telecommunications and Business Networks
(3 units)
MSIS 606 Software Project Management
(3 units)

 

Specialization (choice of 5 courses)

Electives offer students a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area. 

MSIS 621 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
(3 units)
MSIS 622 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
(3 units)
MSIS 623 Financial Information Systems 
(3 units)
MSIS 624 E-Business Technologies: Virtualization & Cloud Computing
(3 units)
MSIS 625 Information Security Management 
(3 units)
MSIS 626 Computer Simulation Modeling 
(3 units)
MSIS 696 Experimental Course
(3 units)
OMIS 357 Operations Management
(3 units)
OMIS 384 Supply Chain Management
(3 units)
OMIS 388 Supply Chain Outsourcing
(3 units)
OMIS 390 Integrated Product Development
(3 units)
MGMT 524 Managing Innovation and Technology
(3 units)
MGMT 538 Managing Teams and Projects 
(3 units)
MKTG 592 Internet Marketing and eCommerce
(3 units)
IDIS 612 Management of the High Technology Firms Seminar
(3 units)
IDIS 705 Leadership for Justice and Prosperity
(1 unit)
COEN 250 Information Security Management
(2 units)
COEN 252 Computer Forensics
(4 units)

 

Integration and application (4 courses required)

To complete the program, students develop perspectives on how information systems are actually designed and used, and how broad social and ethical questions must be considered in thinking about the use of such systems. Students will complete a major application project as part of this cluster.

MSIS 640 Capstone Proposal (1 units) MSIS 641 Information Technology - Ethics and Public Policy (3 units)
MSIS 642 Capstone Project I (2 units) MSIS 643 Capstone Project II (3 units)


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