Business Information Systems, M.S.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • The completion of a Bachelor's degree.
  • The minimum requirement for admission to the MS program is 3.0 GPA.
  • Students whose undergraduate GPA is between 2.75-2.99 will be considered for admission and matriculation with the following conditions:
    • Business undergraduate majors with a GPA below 3.0 (2.75-2.99) must take the GMAT and attain a score of 560 (50th percentile) or better.
    • Or, must take BUSI 599 Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS program.
    • Non-business majors must take BUSI 599 Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS or MBA program.
  • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; recommendation letters; essay; resume; and test results as required. An interview may be requested.
  • Additional requirements for international students include: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test result, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts.
  • Graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the School of Business.
FINC 6X1Business Information Systems Principles and Ethical Issues3
FINC 6X2Information Systems Analysis, Design and Acquisition3
FINC 6353
FINC 6X3Computer Networks and IT Infrastructure3
FINC 6X4Information Systems Project Management3
FINC 6X5Information Systems Development3
FINC 6X6Information Systems Security and Risk Management 3
FINC 7XXThesis/Capstone in Information Systems3
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
FINC 6X1Business Information Systems Principles and Ethical Issues 3
FINC 6X2Information Systems Analysis, Design and Acquisition 3
FINC 635 3
 Credits9
Semester 2
FINC 6X3Computer Networks and IT Infrastructure 3
FINC 6X4Information Systems Project Management 3
FINC 6X5Information Systems Development 3
 Credits9
Summer 1
Elective 1 3
 Credits3
Second Year
Semester 3
FINC 6X6Information Systems Security and Risk Management 3
FINC 7XXThesis/Capstone in Information Systems 3
Elective 2 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits30

The specific learning outcomes for the M.S program in Business Information Systems are stated below.  These learning outcomes are aligned directly with the learning outcomes for information systems programs specified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
• LO1: Analyze a business problem and to apply principles of information systems and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
• LO2: Design, implement, and evaluate an information systems solution to meet a given set of requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
• LO3: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
• LO4: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments based on legal and ethical principles.
• LO5: Perform effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
• LO6: Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.