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MSIS Curriculum

Your MSIS coursework falls within four broad clusters. The Core Knowledge components comprise 30 units; the Specialization and Capstone total 21 units. Most course descriptions are listed in the expandable menu below »

Core Information Systems Knowledge 

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

MSIS 2601 Object Oriented Analysis and Programming (3 units) MSIS 2602 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 units) MSIS 2603 Database Management Systems (3 units)
MSIS 2604 Information Systems Policy and Strategy (3 units) MSIS 2605 Telecommunications and Business Networks (3 units) MSIS 2606 Software Project Management (3 units)
MSIS course descriptions here »   

Core Business Knowledge

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 2301 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 units) OMIS 2355 Computer-Based Decision Models (3 units) MGMT 2501 Building and Leading High-Performance Teams and Organizations (3 units)
MSIS course descriptions here »   

Specialization 

Electives offer you a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area, and several topical tracks are suggested for your specialization within the MSIS degree here »

You must choose up to five (5) electives for specialization.

Integration and Application

To complete your MSIS degree, you will 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. You will complete a major application project as part of this cluster. Four (4) courses are required. See more about integration and application here »

Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed.

Your MSIS coursework falls within four broad clusters. The Core Knowledge components comprise 30 units; the Specialization and Capstone total 21 units.

Curriculum Template
Core Information Systems Knowledge Core Information Systems courses give students knowledge about the technical aspects of information system design and strategic issues around their use.
  MSIS 2601 3 Units Object Oriented Analysis and Programming
  MSIS 2602 3 Units Information Systems Analysis and Design
  MSIS 2603 3 Units Database Management Systems
  MSIS 2604 3 Units Information Systems Policy and Strategy
  MSIS 2605 3 Units Telecommunications and Business Networks
  MSIS 2606 3 Units Software Project Management
Core Business Knowledge 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 2301 3 Units Financial and Managerial Accounting
  OMIS 2355 3 Units Computer-Based Decision Models
  MGMT 2501 3 Units Building and Leading High-Performance Teams and Organizations
Specialization Electives offer you a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area, and several topical tracks are suggested for your specialization within the MSIS degree here. You must choose up to five (5) electives for specialization. Consider a specialization track to deepen your career aims.
Business Intelligence/Analytics Track  MSIS 2621 3 Units Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  MSIS 2627  3 Units Big Data Modeling and Analytics
  MSIS 2629  3 Units Dashboards, Scorecards, and Visualization
  MSIS 2630  3 Units Web Programming
  MSIS 2802 3 Units Data Science Analysis with Python
Computer Security Track  MSIS 2628  3 Units The Business of Cloud Computing
  MSIS 2624  3 Units E-Business Technologies - Virtualization
  MSIS 2630  3 Units Web Programming
  COEN 250  3 Units Information Security Management
  COEN 252  3 Units Computer Forensics
  COEN 253  3 Units Secure Systems Development and Evaluation

Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. Students will complete at least 49 total units in the MSF program.