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Master of Science in Information
Systems Management (MS-ISM)

Curriculum

This list shows pre-ISM, advanced ISM, and elective courses available to students in the program. To view the official curriculum requirements and course descriptions for the MS-ISM degree, visit the online graduate catalog.

Pre-ISM Courses (6 credits)

BUS 6130 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 6164 Operations Management (3)

Advanced ISM Courses (30 credits)

BUS 6201 Christian Values, Ethics, and the Marketplace (3)
BUS 6260 Managerial Communication (3)
BUS 6266 Leadership in Organizations (3)
ISM 6211 Information Systems Management and Strategies (3)
ISM 6212 Database Management and Warehousing (3)
BUS 6271 Enterprise Analysis and Integration (3)
BUS 6202 Business Ethics: Current Issues and Moral Leadership (3)
ISM 6231 Information Systems Project Management (3)
ISM 6245 IT Infrastructure (3)
ISM 6331 Information Systems Security (3)

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Data Analytics Emphasis

This area of emphasis offers a focus on managing the mountains of data that organizations use and enabling management to make sense of that data. You’ll gain further expertise in the areas of data management, visualization, and analytics, as well as business intelligence.

BUS 6171 Statistics for Business Decisions (3)
ISM 6255 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3)
ISM 6356 Data Mining, Analytics, and Visualization (3)
ISM 6357
Business Intelligence and Analytics Tools and Programming
ISM 6358  Decision-making with Business Intelligence and Analytics

Cybersecurity Emphasis

This area of emphasis offers a focus on managing an organization’s cybersecurity policies and processes. You’ll gain further expertise in the areas of risk management, disaster recovery, security tools, and policy development.

ISM 6332 Information Security Risk Management
ISM 6333
Cybersecurity and Disaster Response
ISM 6334 Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics 
ISM 6336 Cybersecurity, Business, and Public Policy

Systems Integration Emphasis

The Systems Integration emphasis focuses on the strategic, technological, financial, and organizational issues related to the implementation and management of business strategy and operations. These issues are matched with the right technology, applications, and data across the enterprise.

ISM 6255 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3)
ISM 6313 IT as a Strategic Advantage (3)
ISM 6345 Distributed Applications (3)
ISM 6910 Seminar in Information Systems Management (1-6)
ISM 6930 ISM Consulting Practicum (3-6)
ISM 6960 Master’s Project (3)

Program Management Emphasis

This area of emphasis offers a focus on ensuring the successful development and implementation of an organization’s information systems. You’ll gain further expertise in the areas of project management, organizational structures and behavior, as well as strategy and system development standards.

ISM 6335 IT Engineering Management (3)
BUS 6263 Designing Organizations (3)
BUS 6365 The High Technology Enterprise (3)
BUS 6367 Project Management (3)
“It would not have been possible to do what we've done in this business without the ISM program at SPU. Every class has been directly applicable.”
Mark Chamberlain, 2002 MS-ISM Graduate
Director of Marketing and Sales, BFI Technologies Inc.
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