Is a Master of Science in Information Systems
Degree Right for Me?
The Master of Science in Information Systems 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 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.
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
- You are proficient in making
sound technology recommendations.
- You flourish in a management
- You demonstrate comprehensive critical
- You are a good communicator.
- You excel at
What is the Information Systems Career Outlook?
Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
What Can I Do with This Degree?
- 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
- 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
What Will I Learn?
The Master of Science in Information Systems program consists of three components: Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Component, Core Component, and a Capstone Component. Students who have not taken a computer applications course are required to pass a test-out to demonstrate competency of this skill set.
The entire degree can be completed online. The CBK courses are designed to provide a basic foundation of academic preparation for advanced course work and assume that the student has little or no prior academic preparation in the area of study. The CBK courses are considered minimum preparation before advanced study may proceed. Students who have demonstrated specific competencies in undergraduate course work may be granted waivers for courses in the CBK component. Equivalency waiver requirements are shown under the CBK Waiver Policy.
Academic Course Structure
Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Systems program must successfully complete the degree components with a minimum of C in all course work with an overall GPA of 3.0.
A full-time student requiring no CBK courses, taking three courses per term, may complete the program in four terms. A part-time student, taking two courses per term, may complete the program in five terms contingent on availability of courses.
How is Hodges University’s Master of Science in Information Systems Program Different?
The Master of Science in Information Systems program 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.
UPOWER™ Self-Paced Competency-Based Learning
Take advantage of your current knowledge with our UPOWER™ competency-based learning format. UPOWER™ is a self-paced, academically rigorous and highly affordable degree completion option that allows students to get maximum credit for prior learning, including previous work experience. Students receive the same high-quality education they would expect in a traditional classroom. However, students also have the advantage of completing courses and working with faculty at their own pace while earning their master’s degree at a fraction of the cost of a typical college education.
Fisher School of Technology students also have the advantage of learning from faculty members who have real-world experience.
Our Curriculum and Technology
The Master of Science in Information Systems 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 and software, manage a network, and provide technical support within both small businesses and large corporations.
Get Started Today and Apply Now!
Need More Information?
You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.
Your admissions coordinator will:
- Help you complete the application in its entirety.
- Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
- Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
- Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
- Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
- Give you information regarding your orientation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!