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Integration and Application

The Capstone Project below is only for Current Students and will be valid through June 2019.

A New and Updated one will be coming soon. 

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 called Capstone, as part of this cluster. Four (4) courses are required. 

  • MSIS student in Lucas Hall class

    Software Project Management

    An overview of software project development methodology, covering both technical and managerial aspects of software development. Examines alternate software life cycle models and introduces modern techniques for definition, design, implementation, and validation of software products.

  • Design Project

    6 units

    This six-month project is perfect if you are considering launching a startup or want to refine your business development skills. You will create a proposal for the Capstone Project Manager, identifying the resources and constraints of the project, while you assemble a team to execute on the project. Once the project gains approval, you and your team will have an accelerated timeframe in which to complete the project—conditions similar to work environments found in many Silicon Valley firms. This intensive experience helps you combine the knowledge you've acquired in your coursework with practical application in successful project implementation, and providing you with a significant accomplishment to add to your resume.

  • Industry Option

    6 units

    In the competitive Industry Project option, you and a team of fellow students will work with a company's managerial staff to identify, develop, and implement a practical, hands-on solution to one of the organization's information technology challenges. You'll put your coursework to immediate use, in a six-month (or longer) project working with Silicon Valley organizations, putting your theoretical knowledge to work.

    Past teams have worked with Google to implement a knowledge management system for its Finance IT department and with Intuit to improve development time of its cloud computing products.

  • Thesis Option

    6 units

    The Thesis Option is your opportunity to dig deeper and make a contribution to the IS field while you are still a student! You (and a partner, if you choose) can select a problem to explore with theoretical models which will advance knowledge in the discipline, or apply new IS technology to solve an existing problem. Your thesis may open doors in organizations looking for the solution you have developed.