Master of Science in Information Systems


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Program Description

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program is designed for professionals who are seeking the skills and knowledge necessary to manage information systems resources in today's organizations. Individuals enrolling in the program should have either a bachelor's degree in information systems, management, or a related field or a bachelor's degree in a non-related field of study with significant IT-related work experience.

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are capable of leadership in information systems through the formulation and implementation of information systems that address organizational needs and provide decision support. The curriculum focuses on strategic skills needed to integrate an organization's information systems with its management goals by encompassing a broad spectrum of both information systems and advanced business courses.

The MS in Information Systems program courses is open for enrollment once a month.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the online program are to provide students with:

  • A mastery of basic and advanced information systems tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of organizational structures, employee behavior, and the impact of change on organizations.
  • A developed proficiency in the skills necessary to manage information systems development projects.
  • The analytical skills necessary to identify organizational strategic advantages within an organization's information systems/IT function.
  • Well-developed communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • A foundation for lifelong learning, professional development, research, and/or further graduate study.
Last updated Nov 2017

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American Sentinel University exists to enable our students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Our high-quality online degree programs have been designed so that our students can maxi ... Read More

American Sentinel University exists to enable our students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Our high-quality online degree programs have been designed so that our students can maximize their Return on Learning. American Sentinel's educational approach is backed by top leaders in higher education in North America. American Sentinel was founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company by nationally recognized academic and business leaders, including Joe B. Wyatt, Chancellor Emeritus of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Richard W. Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel University (author of several management books, former VP Marketing for Nortel, an award-winning professor at Vanderbilt University). Fast Facts Founded in 1988 (American College of Computer & Information Science) and 2000 (American Graduate School of Management) Over 15 online degree programs with no residency requirements 1,200+ students 1,400+ alumni 40+ full and adjunct faculty (over 60% with PhDs) 35+ academic administrators and staff Offices: Denver, CO, and Birmingham, AL Accredited: Distance Education & Training Council Student Satisfaction: average more than 90% across programs Mission Statement American Sentinel University's mission is to provide high-quality, innovative degree and certificate programs that enable students to develop the critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills necessary to enhance their personal lives and their careers in emerging industries and fast-growing sectors of the global economy. Vision Statement To be recognized as a world leader in providing accessible, quality, advanced education for the motivated, non-traditional learner/professional who seeks to lead in emerging industries or growing market sectors of the global economy. Providing new levels of access to motivated, non-traditional students who here-to-fore have not had the opportunity for advanced professional degrees for reasons of time, money, or geography. Innovative use of technology that creates new standards in assessment and achievement of academic excellence. Understanding and meeting the changing needs of its students, communities, and other constituents Creating excellence in student and constituent services. Read less
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