Master of Information Systems Management (MIS)

The Master of Information Systems Management (MIS) is designed as a comprehensive and contemporary study of the management and utilization of the various aspects of information systems. The program is geared toward students who have an interest and/or experience in the field of information systems and who have a desire to take advanced or graduate level courses to improve their education, enhance their opportunities for advancement, or better prepare for a career change. Concentrations are offered to allow the student to focus on specific interests or types of information systems.

Online
The Master of Information Systems Management is offered entirely online.

An MIS degree provides advanced skills in:

     

  • Technology Planning and Procurement
  • Systems Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Collaboration
  • Technology Planning and Support
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Information Security

Why MIS?

Is a Master of Information Systems Management Degree Right for Me?

If you are looking to plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization, if you enjoy any of the following activities or possess any of the following skills, then this is the right career path for you!

  • You enjoy working with new and innovative technologies
  • You are proficient in making sound technology recommendations
  • You flourish in a management leadership role
  • You demonstrate comprehensive critical thinking skills
  • You are a good communicator
  • You excel at supervising others

Expanding Career Opportunities

Employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by organizations upgrading their IT systems and switching to newer, faster, and more mobile networks.*

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm

Careers

What Can I Do With an Master's Degree in Information Systems Management?

The Master of Information Systems Management (ISM) program is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the computer skills that are currently in high demand in conjunction with the abilities necessary to manage technology from a senior level management position. Hodges University’s Information Systems Management Master’s program will put you on the fast track to obtain the necessary skills to manage the technology growth and development, from research to installation and training, with the ability to scale from small business needs to large corporations.

Information Systems Management Duties*

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
  • Develop and Interpret Organizational Goals, Policies, and Procedures
  • Collaborate with Department Heads, Managers, Supervisors, and Vendors to Meet Organizational Goals
  • Make Technology Recommendations to Support Organizational Goals
  • Project Management
  • Assess Project Feasibility and Requirements
INFRASTRUCTURE & OPERATIONS
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Manage Software Updates
  • Stay Abreast of Advances in Technology
  • Manage Hardware Refreshes
  • Recruit, Hire, Train & Supervise Staff
  • Manage Information Security
  • Provide Data Availability
USER SUPPORT 
  • Technical Support
  • Act as a Technology Consultant to Assist End Users in Meeting Goals
  • Provide Solutions to Increase User Efficiency
  • End User Training
  • Helpdesk Management

*Source: http://www.onetonline.org/lnk/summary/11-3021.00

Curriculum

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the ISM program during any semester. A student with no transfer credits or previous degree who attends full time, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically 3 courses per term, can complete this program in approximately 1 year.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

 

Information Systems Management


Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Component Semester Hour Credit
ISM5021 Management Information Systems

ISM5021 - Management Information Systems - 3 Credits

A study of the analysis and application of information systems. Data, business information and knowledge management, hardware and software tools, and personnel issues are the central management considerations in this course of study. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

3
ISM5610 Project Management

ISM5610 - Project Management - 3 Credits

Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project; project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management; managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems; identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation; the change management role of the IT specialist. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: ISM5021 or equivalent.

3

Total Common Body of Knowledge Component
0-6


MIS Core Component
ISM5120 IT Policy & Strategy

ISM5120 - IT Policy & Strategy - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the activities of organizations in relation to the use, creation, and exploitation of technology, and considers many key theories and tools that CIO’s may use. It examines well-established information technologies as well as emerging technologies and the evolving reality of technological innovation in leading companies and industries by the use of case studies.

Prerequisite: ISM5021 or equivalent.

3
ISM5625 Portfolio Management

ISM5625 - Portfolio Management - 3 Credits

This course focuses on managing project portfolios and programs from a strategic organizational perspective. Emphasis is placed on the integration of portfolio and project management throughout the organization. The course will emphasize how to understand and exploit the strategic management of portfolios, projects and program management. Concepts and processes with linkage to strategic management, such as quality management, concurrent engineering, just-in-time delivery, and quality control will also be examined.

Prerequisite: ISM5610

3
CIT6130 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Computing

CIT6130 - Legal & Ethical Aspects of Computing - 3 Credits

This course presents an overview of legal, ethical, and moral considerations for computing professionals. Topics to be covered include liability and ethical considerations in systems development; intellectual property rights; privacy and security considerations; risk management; computer and Internet crime; and professionalism and professional certifications and licensing.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3

Total MIS Core Component
9


MIS Integration Component

Choose three of the following:
ISM6122 Integrating the Enterprise

ISM6122 - Integrating the Enterprise - 3 Credits

This course presents IT integration from a non-technical department head point of view, with the primary emphasis being the role of information systems in transforming organizations and industries. An integrated view of the organization from an external and internal perspective is presented. IT’s internal role in integrating the enterprise through a cohesive set of business processes and functional applications to meet business needs is explored, as is enterprise resource planning and enterprise functionality. Collaborative systems and consideration of external relations with suppliers, outsourcers, and customers are also covered. This course will help the student to learn what to build rather than how to build it, and how to communicate technical ideas to non-technical users and managers.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3
ISM6124 Integrating the IT Function

ISM6124 - Integrating the IT Function - 3 Credits

This course presents IT integration from the CIO’s perspective, with the primary emphasis being the tactical/operational responsibilities and roles of the CIO. Topics include governance considerations that link the IT-business organizations, current/emerging issues in creating and coordinating the key activities necessary to manage the tactical and strategic operations of the IT function, and coordinating skills and organizational IT infrastructure.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3
ISM6126 Integrating Information Technologies

ISM6126 - Integrating Information Technologies - 3 Credits

This course presents IT integration from the IT department’s perspective, emphasizing the development of an integrated technical architecture (hardware, software, networks, and data) to serve organizational needs in a rapidly changing competitive and technological environment. Topics include technologies for intra- and inter-organizational systems and current / emerging architectures and technologies with an emphasis on methods that create vertical (within a technology type) and horizontal (across technology types) integration.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3
ISM6128 Integrating & Securing the Infrastructure

ISM6128 - Integrating & Securing the Infrastructure - 3 Credits

This course considers infrastructure strategies with an emphasis on agile (reusable and adaptive) infrastructures geared toward the electronic business (e-Business). Securing the infrastructure, and the business information that it entails, will be explored from a management perspective.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3

Total MIS Integration Component
9

 

MIS Concentration Component



Three courses (at least one advanced) are required. Courses must be chosen with and approved by the Graduate Program Director and Dean. Note that not all concentrations can be completed online. Students may propose their own concentration, requiring approval by the Graduate Program Director and Dean. The approved concentrations are as follows:


Information Assurance Semester Hour Credit
ISM6128 Integrating & Securing the Infrastructure

ISM6128 - Integrating & Securing the Infrastructure - 3 Credits

This course considers infrastructure strategies with an emphasis on agile (reusable and adaptive) infrastructures geared toward the electronic business (e-Business). Securing the infrastructure, and the business information that it entails, will be explored from a management perspective.

Prerequisite: ISM5021

3
ISM5830 Information Systems Security Compliance

ISM5830 - Information Systems Security Compliance - 3 Credits

This course will provide an in depth study of the managerial and procedural aspects of effectively securing enterprise information systems. Topics in this course will include security policies and best practices, asset classification and control, personnel security, business continuity management, regulatory compliance, operational security, and information security program lifecycles. The course will include an analysis of current practices and procedures in securing critical information infrastructures, with an emphasis placed on emerging trends and opportunities for research in the management of information security. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

4

Choose two of the following(at least one CIT course):
CIT6221 Designing the Secure Network

CIT6221 - Designing the Secure Network - 3 Credits

Computer networks have become a critical component of the daily operations of most businesses, government entities, and other institutions. As the boundaries between private networks and the public Internet have become blurred, the level of threat to confidentiality, privacy and information security has escalated dramatically. In this course, students will learn the “best practice” network security design principles and how they may be applied to create a more secure network environment for a modern global enterprise.

Prerequisite: ISM5830 or ISM5200 or CIT5521.

3
CIT6540 Software Systems Security & Privacy

CIT6540 - Software Systems Security & Privacy - 3 Credits

This course considers computer security and privacy from a software systems point of view. Specific topics to be covered include assurance, confidentiality, integrity, risk, and vulnerability, along with existing technologies that can be used to make software systems more secure. Both theory and practice will be considered. Security and privacy legislation will also be covered.

Prerequisite: CIT5521 or ISM5830 or ISM6128.

3
ACG6020 Accounting Forensics

ACG6020 - Accounting Forensics - 3 Credits

This course provides an in-depth study of forensic accounting and the important elements of fraud examination. The course provides a foundation for developing an effective awareness of the potential for and signs of fraud in financial statements and the financial environment.

Prerequisites: ACG3362, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of Program Director or Dean.

3
GEB6007 Seminar in Business Intelligence

GEB6007 - Seminar in Business Intelligence - 3 Credits

A seminar in business intelligence, utilizing contemporary texts and the Internet as the primary vehicles to explore economic espionage and the methods used to defend an organization’s secrets. After learning to distinguish between legal intelligence gathering and illegal spying, students will undertake real-life assignments to gather competitive intelligence on domestic and foreign corporations and use it to develop competitive strategies.

3


IT Management
CIT5521 System Analysis & Solution Architectures

CIT5521 - System Analysis & Solution Architectures - 3 Credit

This course covers the analysis of business requirements and the definition of technical solutions architectures. Issues to be covered include security, performance, maintenance, extensibility, integration into existing applications, data models, and conceptual and logical design. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: CIT2510 or ISM5021.

3
CIT6211 Managing Voice Data & the Mobile Network

CIT6211 - Managing Voice Data & the Mobile Network - 3 Credits

In this course students will examine key technical and technical management issues in the management of business telecommunications and networking. The emphasis will be on the new technologies that are quickly redefining the “network” and creating new challenges for technical and business management. These issues and technologies will include: evolving telecommunications business applications; convergence of telecommunications industry with computer and entertainment industries – computer, PDA and cell phone; digital telephony and Voice over IP; emerging telecommunications technologies such as Bluetooth, 3G and beyond wireless systems; telecommunications technology and the virtual organization; multi-media telecommunications and networking.

Prerequisite: ISM5200 or CIT5521 or equivalent experience and Permission of Program Director and Dean.

3

Choose one of the following:
ISM5310 E-Commerce

ISM5310 - E-Commerce - 3 Credits

Broad survey of theory and practices of conducting business over the Internet and World Wide Web. Topics include electronic commerce fundamentals, web auctions, supporting infrastructure, software selection, security, electronic payment, business strategies, legal, taxation, and ethical issues. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: ISM5021 or equivalent.

3
ISM612x Integration Elective


Network Management

Networking experience and/or related undergraduate degree required
ISM5200 Principles of Operating Systems

ISM5200 - Principles of Operating Systems - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to computer and network operating systems. Students will examine the role operating systems play in modern computer-based business information systems. Students will learn how the operating system contributes to the over-all development of an information system that can provide a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced business environment. The course will focus on the components that constitute operating systems and on the facilities and services provided by these systems. Students will be taught how to differentiate between the various types of operating systems and to select an appropriate system to support an organization’s information-processing needs. Topics to be covered include resource allocation and scheduling, file management, storage management, and hardware support for operating systems. The course includes a survey of currently available operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Linux/UNIX, Novell, as well as the current situation for mainframe and mid-level systems.

3
CIT6211 Managing Voice Data & the Mobile Network

CIT6211 - Managing Voice Data & the Mobile Network - 3 Credits

In this course students will examine key technical and technical management issues in the management of business telecommunications and networking. The emphasis will be on the new technologies that are quickly redefining the “network” and creating new challenges for technical and business management. These issues and technologies will include: evolving telecommunications business applications; convergence of telecommunications industry with computer and entertainment industries – computer, PDA and cell phone; digital telephony and Voice over IP; emerging telecommunications technologies such as Bluetooth, 3G and beyond wireless systems; telecommunications technology and the virtual organization; multi-media telecommunications and networking.

Prerequisite: ISM5200 or CIT5521 or equivalent experience and Permission of Program Director and Dean.

3
CIT6221 Designing the Secure Network

CIT6221 - Designing the Secure Network - 3 Credits

Computer networks have become a critical component of the daily operations of most businesses, government entities, and other institutions. As the boundaries between private networks and the public Internet have become blurred, the level of threat to confidentiality, privacy and information security has escalated dramatically. In this course, students will learn the “best practice” network security design principles and how they may be applied to create a more secure network environment for a modern global enterprise.

Prerequisite: ISM5830 or ISM5200 or CIT5521

3


Software Systems

Software development experience and/or related undergraduate degree required; ISM6126 required as an integration course
CIT5521 System Analysis & Solution Architectures

CIT5521 - System Analysis & Solution Architectures - 3 Credits

This course covers the analysis of business requirements and the definition of technical solutions architectures. Issues to be covered include security, performance, maintenance, extensibility, integration into existing applications, data models, and conceptual and logical design. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: CIT2510 or ISM5021.

3
CIT5531 Software Engineering

CIT5531 - Software Engineering - 3 Credits

This course addresses the classic issues of software engineering, including hardware considerations, system life cycle, project planning, metrics for software productivity and quality, requirements analysis, design, and language selection. Alternative approaches, including object-oriented, prototyping, data flow, and data structures are compared. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: CIT5521.

3

Choose one of the following:
CIT6540 Software Systems Security & Privacy

CIT6540 - Software Systems Security & Privacy - 3 Credits

This course considers computer security and privacy from a software systems point of view. Specific topics to be covered include assurance, confidentiality, integrity, risk, and vulnerability, along with existing technologies that can be used to make software systems more secure. Both theory and practice will be considered. Security and privacy legislation will also be covered.

Prerequisite: CIT5521 or ISM5830 or ISM6128

3
CIT6590 Software Systems Development Seminar 3


Business Systems
GEB5200 Business Administration Concepts and Theory I

GEB5200 - Business Administration Concepts and Theory I - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and practices in management, marketing and information technology management. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

3
MAN/GEB6xxx Management/Business Elective

MAN/GEB6xxx - Management/Business Elective - 3 Credits

3

Choose one of the following:
ISM5310 E-Commerce

ISM5310 - E-Commerce - 3 Credits

Broad survey of theory and practices of conducting business over the Internet and World Wide Web. Topics include electronic commerce fundamentals, web auctions, supporting infrastructure, software selection, security, electronic payment, business strategies, legal, taxation, and ethical issues. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: ISM5021 or equivalent.

3
MAN/GEB5/6xxx Management/Business Elective

MAN/GEB5/6xxx - Management/Business Elective




Criminal Justice
MCJ5/6xxx Criminal Justice Electives

MCJ5/6xxx - Criminal Justice Electives - 6 Credits

6
MCJ6xxx Criminal Justice Elective

MCJ6xxx - Criminal Justice Elective - 3 Credits

3


Financial Systems Semester Hour Credit
GEB5300 Business Administration Concepts and Theory II

GEB5300 - Business Administration Concepts and Theory II - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and quantitative practices in financial accounting, managerial economics and statistics for managers. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

3
FIN6406 Financial Analysis for Management

FIN6406 - Financial Analysis for Management - 3 Credits

Corporate financial analysis and control of capital. The course develops decision making skills in the areas of projecting, securing, and control of long-term assets and funding, including analysis of the cost of capital. Prerequisites: GEB5300 for MBA students, ACG3121, and FIN3403 or permission of the Program Director or Dean.

3
ISM4820 Finance Elective

FIN6xxx - Finance Elective - 3 Credits

3


Marketing
GEB5200 Business Administration Concepts and Theory I

GEB5200 - Business Administration Concepts and Theory I - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and practices in management, marketing and information technology management. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

3
MKT6xxx Marketing Elective 3

Choose one of the following:
ISM5310 E-Commerce

ISM5310 - E-Commerce - 3 Credits

Broad survey of theory and practices of conducting business over the Internet and World Wide Web. Topics include electronic commerce fundamentals, web auctions, supporting infrastructure, software selection, security, electronic payment, business strategies, legal, taxation, and ethical issues. Graduate research skills will be practiced and evaluated through an additional assignment.

Prerequisite: ISM5021 or equivalent.

3
MKT6xxx Marketing Elective 3


Public Administration
PAD5200 Public Administration Concepts and Theory

PAD5200 - Public Administration Concepts and Theory - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories, concepts, principles and quantitative practices in public and not-for-profit management. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

3
PAD6xxx Public Administration Elective 3
PAD6xxx Public Administration Elective 3

Total MIS Concentration Component
9


MIS Capstone Component
ISM6001 Professional Portfolio

ISM6001 - Professional Portfolio - 0 Credits

In this course students will produce an electronic professional portfolio that demonstrates their mastery of Hodges University’s core competencies of Critical Thinking, Effective Communications, Initiative, Leadership Ability, and Research Ability. Students are required to take this course their last semester with the University and must successfully complete this course in order to graduate.

0
ISM6950 Issues & Trends in IT Management

ISM6950 - Issues & Trends in IT Management - 3 Credits

This course will examine current issues, trends, and developments that are likely to impact the management of information technology in today’s business environment in both the short and long term. It also serves as a capstone course for the Master of Information Systems Management Program, bringing together the concepts and cumulative body of knowledge from the core, the integration component, and the concentration component. Specific emphasis will be given to the areas of critical thinking, effective communication, research ability, leadership ability, and initiative in regards to maximizing the competitive advantage of information technology in the enterprise. This course is normally taken during the student’s final term.

Prerequisite: Completion of MIS core and integration component. Corequisite: Completion of concentration component.

3

Total MIS Capstone Component
3


Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation 30-36

Benefits

How is Hodges MIS Degree Program Different?

The Master of Information Systems Management (MIS) is designed as a comprehensive and contemporary study of the management and utilization of the various aspects of information systems. The program is geared toward students who have an interest and/or experience in the field of information systems and who have a desire to take advanced or graduate level courses to improve their education, enhance their opportunities for advancement, or better prepare for a career change. Concentrations are offered to allow the student to focus on specific interests or types of information systems.

Our Faculty

Fisher School of Technology students also have the advantage of learning from faculty members that have real world experience.

Our Curriculum and Technology

The Information Systems Management program at Hodges University provides unique educational advantages through this career oriented program, while focusing on both the technical and management skills needed to be successful in this profession by providing students the necessary skills to maintain computer systems, install hardware & software, manage a network, and provide technical support within both small businesses and large corporations.

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.

Tuition

What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all graduate credit hour courses is $660.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

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