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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Information Technology


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Faculty

Noushin Ashrafi, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Ramakrishna Ayyagari, PhD, Clemson University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Pratyush Bharati, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Roger Blake, PhD, University of Rhode Island

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Ricardo Checchi, PhD, Georgia State University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Ehsan Elahi, PhD, University of Minnesota

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Davood Golmohammadi, PhD, West Virginia University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

J. Oscar Gutierrez, PhD, London School of Economics

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Jeffrey Keisler, PhD, Harvard University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Jean-Pierre Kuilboer, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Management Science and Information Systems

One-Ki Daniel Lee, PhD, City University of Hong Kong

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Daniel Shimshak, PhD, City University of New York

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Frenck Waage, PhD, The University of California, Berkeley

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Peng Xu, PhD, Georgia State University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

Wei Zhang, DBA, Boston University

  • Management Science and Information Systems

For allied MBA faculty, see under “Business Administration ” in this publication.

The Program

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Program, located in the College of Management, is designed to equip managers with the essential knowledge and skills needed for them to achieve professional success in information technology-related roles as business systems analysts, database administrators, communications managers, IT management corporate liaisons, IT product managers, or project managers.

Specific program goals are to:

  • Provide high-quality and relevant education in the techniques, methods, and strategies for the effective execution and management of IT initiatives in organizations.
  • Educate students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and technical requirements of the IT profession in their practice.
  • Prepare students for IT work practice in diverse organizations and client systems of all sizes.
  • Educate students about the socio-technical contexts of IT practice, the changing nature of those contexts, the dynamics of change, and the manager’s role in facilitating transformation and creating efficient and effective organizations through technology.
  • Contribute to addressing the needs of the region’s IT education requirements at the graduate level.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, including the discovery, integration, application, dissemination, and evaluation of information-intensive and technology-based research.
  • Deliver service that maintains the currency of the Master of Science in Information Technology Program and promotes collaboration with local organizations.

Courses

All core MSIT courses are listed here. For a complete list of potential electives, please see under “Business Administration ” in this publication.

Programs

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