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Master of Information Systems Management

Ashford University's online Master of Information Systems Management program is designed to help students further develop their technical and managerial skills in areas of business systems, programming, databases, and security. Read on for more details about this graduate degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Information Systems Management

School Offering Program:

Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢ at Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Students who have taken undergraduate courses in introductory information systems management and computer programming will be exempt from taking these classes in this program. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Information Systems Management program at Ashford University provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of business technological tools and systems and build the critical thinking and analytical skills required to pursue managerial positions in the IT field. Core courses address such topics as systems development, database management, network security implementation processes, enterprise planning, and software development. Courses also offer study in project management processes, such as scheduling, budgeting, risk management, and quality control. Specialization options are offered in areas of business intelligence, project management, and IT organizational leadership.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

42 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Information Systems Management:

A total of nine core courses, two prerequisites (if needed), and three courses in a specialization are required to earn the Master of Information Systems Management degree from Ashford University. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Prerequisite Courses (6 credits)

  • Introduction to Management of Information Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Programming for Business Applications

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Management Communications with Technology Tools
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer Networking and Telecommunication Design
  • Database Design and Management
  • Information Security and IT Governance
  • Leadership in Business Systems Development
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Technology
  • Information Technology Strategic Planning

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Students choose one of the following specializations:

  • Business Intelligence
    • Big Data Applications
    • Business Intelligence Systems
    • Advanced Data Management and Acquisition Capstone
  • IT Organizational Management and Leadership
    • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Leading Organizational Change
    • Organizational Management and Leadership Capstone
  • Project Management
    • Information Systems Project Methodologies I
    • Information Technology Methodologies II
    • Project Management Capstone - Strategic Project Management

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After they have earned the Master of Information Systems Management from Ashford University, graduates could be ready to apply for leadership roles in corporate IT departments. They might also seek employment in government offices, nonprofit agencies, technological companies, or telecommunications companies. They might assume responsibilities regarding database design, network security, technology operations, or data analysis.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Information systems director
  • IT project manager
  • Data processing manager
  • Director of business intelligence
  • Computing services director

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/