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Online graduate programs at the Florida State University College of Business (COB) are a core component of the university's mission to provide superior graduate education. The Florida State University College of Business' online Master of Management Information Systems degree enables you to bolster your management, technical and analytical skills with the benefit of FSU's world-renowned faculty, individual instruction and cutting-edge curriculum - all from the convenience of your home or office. Designed with the input of IT and MIS professionals, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems is intended for professionals with at least three years of MIS-related work experience.

Admission into the MS in MIS program occurs each semester.

Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time to Completion

24 months (2 courses per semester)

Careers

The Master of Science in MIS program is designed to enhance and update the managerial skills of practicing information technology professionals.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • ISM5021 Information & Technology Management (3)
    This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
  • ISM5046 Social and Organization Issues in MIS (3)
    This course provides students an opportunity to explore some of the issues related to information systems and their place in society. The course focus covers society as a whole, electronic communities, organizational impacts, the implications of design choices, and ethical considerations.
  • ISM5315 Project Management (3)
    This course has been designed to be relevant for all professionals confronting project-related tasks, with particular attention given to the information systems context.
  • ISM5316 Advanced Project Management (3)
    This course extends the concepts of project management to the management of multiple projects across time and space, including the management of projects outside of the organization through outsourcing, strategic alliances, and off-shore arrangements.
  • ISM5327 Corporate Information Security (3)
    This course examines corporate information security from several perspectives. Topics include differences in security of physical versus digital assets; sources of security threats; solutions involving technology, people, and policy; and proper responses to attacks on digital assets.
  • ISM5428 Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence (3)
    This course examines knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational perspective covering principles of knowledge management and business intelligence.
  • ISM5507 E-Business (3)
    This course examines e-business models. Topics include the application of business strategy, consumer behavior, and customer relationship theories in e-business environments.

Total Credit Hours

33

Prerequisites

The Admissions Committee will consider the applicant's academic record to include grades, and the trend and direction of grade performance, GMAT or GRE exam score (and TOEFL/IELTS exam score for international applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of academic background), the applicant's knowledge of accounting, finance, economics, and statistics, the applicant's executive and leadership potential as demonstrated by the letters of recommendation submitted, management, business, and leadership experience as detailed in an up-to-date resume. Work experience is also taken into consideration.

The College of Business now waives the GRE/GMAT requirement for experienced applicants meeting certain career and education qualifications. For more information, including how to request a waiver, visit http://business.fsu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/gmat-gre-waive-info.

Application Procedures

The following items should be sent directly to the FSU College of Business through the online admissions application: Applicant Statement/Essay Question Responses, an up-to-date resume, clearly indicating IT-related work experience including dates and positions held, as well as noting full-time or part-time employment, two recommendations from former college professors or employers, and official GMAT or GRE scores and, if applicable, a copy of TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Fees

The program cost for the 2016-2017 school year is $750.00 per credit hour plus applicable fees. This rate is for all incoming students regardless of location. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

  • ISM5046 Social and Organization Issues in MIS (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course provides students an opportunity to explore some of the issues related to information systems and their place in society. The course focus covers society as a whole, electronic communities, organizational impacts, the implications of design choices, and ethical considerations.
  • ISM5316 Advanced Project Management (3)
    Prerequisite: ISM5315.
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course extends the concepts of project management to the management of multiple projects across time and space, including the management of projects outside of the organization through outsourcing, strategic alliances, and off-shore arrangements.
  • ISM5327 Corporate Information Security (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines corporate information security from several perspectives. Topics include differences in security of physical versus digital assets; sources of security threats; solutions involving technology, people, and policy; and proper responses to attacks on digital assets.
  • ISM5404 Business Intelligence (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course explores the concepts, technologies, and skills needed to produce and interpret actionable intelligence for enhanced managerial decision making.

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

  • ISM5021 Information & Technology Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
  • ISM5315 Project Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course has been designed to be relevant for all professionals confronting project-related tasks, with particular attention given to the information systems context.
  • ISM5428 Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational perspective covering principles of knowledge management and business intelligence.
  • ISM5507 E-Business (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines e-business models. Topics include the application of business strategy, consumer behavior, and customer relationship theories in e-business environments.


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