Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)
You're an experienced information technology professional, and you're ready to move to the next level of IT leadership. The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree from the College of Business & Technology at the Golden State College can help you get there. Also known as a management information systems degree (MIS degree), this information systems management program will prepare you for roles that require critical thinking and a holistic understanding of how technology impacts organizations and individuals, while developing the management skills necessary for you to affect change and lead your IT team.
The Master of Information Systems Management program provides students with the education and skills needed to oversee complex information technology organizations. This graduate program focuses on many of the qualities employers desire most: strategic business alignment, budgeting, decision support, and interpersonal skills development. What makes this master of information systems program different than others, is that it provides classes in ethics that are specifically tailored for IT management professionals. You will learn business ethics, data ethics, as well as different organizational management skills and change management. Upon completion of the Master of Information Systems Management degree program, you will be able to:
Assess business needs and appropriate technological solutions using analytical and critical thinking
Evaluate the interrelationships between user needs, business goals, and technology solutions
Apply strategic planning methods for long-term technological solutions
Integrate dynamic business data demands using ease-of-use solutions
Apply effective project management business technology management, and budgeting models to enterprise issues
Who Would Benefit from the MISM Degree?
This college degree program is excellent preparation for careers in information technology (IT) leadership. Typically, students in this program are already mid-career IT professionals who are looking to move into the next level of IT leadership. If you’ve earned an IT-related bachelor’s degree and/or have a background in IT or a related field and 5+ years of management experience, the Master of Information Systems Management may be right for you.
Total number of credits: 42 credits
Prerequisite Course Requirements: 6 credits
Core Course Requirements: 27 credits
Specialization Requirements: 9 credits
To be awarded the Master of Information Systems Management degree, all students must complete 42 credits with a 3.00 minimum grade point average.
Students who have successfully completed undergraduate or graduate-level coursework in management information systems, information systems, or computer science with a grade of “B-” or higher within the last five (5) years will be exempt from ISM 500 Introduction to Management Information Systems.
Students who have successfully completed undergraduate or graduate-level coursework in computer programming with a grade of “B-” or higher within the last five (5) years or who have earned a certificate in computer programming/coding from a recognized non-traditional training provider (e.g. coding bootcamp, etc.) will be exempt from ISM 510 Introduction to Computer Programming for Business Applications.
Major Course Requirements (33 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools
INF 630 Systems Analysis & Design
Information Systems Management
ISM 500 Introduction to Management of Information Systems
ISM 510 Introduction to Computer Programming for Business Applications
ISM 640 Computer Networking and Telecommunication Design
ISM 641 Database Design and Management
ISM 642 Information Security and IT Governance
ISM 643 Leadership in Business Systems Development
ISM 644 Legal and Ethical Issues in Technology
ISM 645 Information Technology Strategic Planning
OMM 622 Financial Decision-making