Information Systems Policy Graduate Degree Course

MSIS 730 Core Course – Information Systems Masters Degree

The Information Systems Policy graduate degree course course builds on previous courses in the IS program and is integrative in nature. This MSIS program provides closure on the multitude of diverse subjects found in the program.

Taught in seminar style, the critical thinking of MSIS graduate students related to current and strategic issues in information management is thoroughly examined. The executive perspective is demanded, thus forcing all graduate students to analyze, synthesize, and respond at the highest organizational level. Entrepreneurial views are valued and encouraged.

Emphasis is placed on the overall information needs of an organization and what role information systems play in meeting those needs. Students enrolled in the Information Systems Policy graduate level course explore critical issues relating to managing and administrating the information-systems function.

Alternative structures for matching an information-systems department to the structure and behavior of an organization are examined. The information center, decision-support center, end-user computing, and other concepts emerging from the evolution of information technology are discussed.

A major research paper based on a thorough literature search of primary sources in information systems and related fields is required of each student.

Prerequisites: Completion of MSIS 537, MSIS 567, MSIS 647, and MSIS 657. Enrollment is limited. Those students closed out of one semester are assured entry for the next offered class. Spring semester or as needs required two semesters before the course is to be taken.

Information Systems Policy Graduate Degree Course credits earned (3 credits)