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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology (MS)

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Program Requirements

Complete 30 credits from ten courses including five required courses, four electives, and a capstone course.

Capstone: Completion of a written paper.

Pre-/corequisite courses: Four (4) pre-requisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.
Course waivers: Students that complete equivalent coursework may be eligible to waive some of these courses.
A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) total are required to meet university degree completion criteria. Waiving multiple courses may require completion of additional elective courses to meet the 30 credit minimum requirement.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Pre-/Corequisite Courses

These courses may be waived in accordance with the course waiver policy below.

Course Requirements

Required Courses (15 Credits)

Courses with an ‘*’ may be waived in accordance with the course waiver policy. Students must replace each waived course with an additional elective from below.

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four courses from below.

To pursue a specific career path, students will select four elective courses from that area.

Capstone (3 Credits)

Course Waiver Policy

Students with equivalent prior coursework may waive classes according to the policy below. A minimum of 10 courses is required to complete any master level degree.

Course waiver criteria: A grade of B or better in each specified equivalent course(s). Students requesting reconsideration of course waiver decisions will be asked to provide syllabi and/or course descriptions for the courses in question.

Business Core Course Equivalent Course(s) Completed
MBAMS 630   Business Statistics AND Managerial Decision Making
MBAMS 635   Operation Management course OR Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Professional certification (e.g., SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle Siebel, Lean Six Sigma Certification etc.) OR Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) courses
MBAMS 640   Intro Information Systems course AND an upper-level information systems course (programming courses not included)
MBAMGT 650   Undergraduate business degree with at least one course in organizational behavior, human resource management, or people management, with a grade of B or better OR 2+ years managerial experience OR IT management certifications such as Project Management Professional Certification (PMPC), Program Management Certification (PgMP), Lean Six Sigma Certification, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)


Required Core Course  Equivalent Course(s) Completed
MSIS 614   One IT Network course AND Network Certification (e.g., CISCO CCNA Routing and Switching, CISCO CCNP Routing and Switching, or CompTIA Network +)
MSIS 615   Two Programming courses
MSIS 618   One Database course AND one Database related course (e.g., programming, database programming, data warehouse, data integration)

The following courses are degree requirements and cannot be waived:​ MSIS 619 630 , and 670 .

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