Learning Objectives for the Master of Science in Information Systems Program

Our students will be able to achieve the following:

Learning Goal #1: Students will be able to utilize advanced IT knowledge and skills for business functionality.

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrate advanced IT knowledge and skills in:

1.1 IT and Organizational Systems
1.2 Software Development
1.3 Computer Hardware and Software

1.4 Data Management
1.5 System Analysis and Design
1.6 Networking and Communications
1.7 Web Design and Development
1.8 Information Security
1.9 Systems Configuration
1.10 Operation & Administration

The benchmark would be the standardized test scores of Information System knowledge at the median of national comparison of business schools.

Learning Goal #2: Students will have the knowledge to integrate functional business processes in an enterprise information system

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrable ability to provide IT solutions to holistic business problems; completion of assignments and projects that require analysis of the multiple functional areas of a business in an integrative manner.   Course embedded CIS 586

2.1 Business Fundamentals
2.2 Business Processes & Environment
2.3 Business Processes Integration

Learning Goal #3: Students will have acquired advanced knowledge on the role and duties of an IT professional in a given organization
(Course embedded CIS 5900)

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrable understanding of the roles and duties of the IT professional occupation corresponding with the student’s chosen option

3.1 Time Management
3.2Committing to and completing work
3.3 Team Working, Mission & Synergy
3.4 Communications
3.5 Personal Skills
3.6 Information Competence
3.7 Life-Time Learning

Learning Goal #4: Students will possess skills in IT leadership and information system management

Learning Objective:

Demonstrable proficiency in the following information system management skills sets:

4.1 Strategic Utilization of Information Technology
4.2 Information System Planning
4.3 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
4.4 Systems Concepts, Use of IT & Customer Service
4.5 Systems Theory and Quality Assurance Concepts
4.6 System Life Cycle Scheduling
4.7 Interpersonal Skills
4.8 Project Management
4.9 Team Leading, Project Goal Setting
4.10 Project Scheduling & Tracking
4.11 Monitoring and Directing Resources & Activities
4.12 Life Cycle Scheduling and Planning

Learning Goal #5: Students will understand IT professional ethics and globalization

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrable understanding of IT professional ethics and digital globalization management.

5.1 Ethical issues related to information privacy, accessibility, property, and accuracy
5.2 Ethical guidelines for computing professionals
5.3 Ethical issues related to data retrieval and data mining
5.4 Copyright and intellectual property infringements
5.5 IT outsourcing management
5.6 Global project planning, management, implementation and maintenance