Learn how to integrate and use information systems to create value within your organization with the master's degree in management with a specialization in information systems and services.

The Master of Science in management with a specialization in information systems and services from University of Maryland University College teaches you how to procure and use computer-based information systems for decision making and organizational effectiveness. This specialization is designed for professionals who have little or no experience with computers, as well as those with advanced computer skills.

About the Management Master's Degree with Information Systems and Services Specialization

Our curriculum for the master's degree in management with a specialization in information systems and services uses case studies of companies in real situations, so you're learning practical skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply at work. In addition to building a strong technological foundation, you'll learn about the interaction of technology, organizational behavior, strategic planning, project management, and systems analysis methods used to support an organization through its information systems.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Make IT decisions using statistics and financial information
  • Use organizational theory, effectiveness measurement, and systems thinking to solve problems
  • Manage intercultural environments
  • Use advanced project management skills
  • Develop databases
  • Analyze systems
  • Outsource appropriate tasks

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Create an IT database based on real-world circumstances
  • Review case studies for analysis and evaluation
  • Use decision support tools to assist in decision making
  • Design web pages using standards for representing common media formats, compression algorithms, file format translation tools, hardware requirements and standards, system constraints, Java, CGI scripts, and virtual reality.

Management Master's Degree with Information Systems and Services Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Introductory Course

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

We also recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 630 or MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.
  • If you don't have recent statistics experience, take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650.
  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.

Specialization Courses

  • ISAS 600
  • ISAS 610
  • ISAS 620
  • ISAS 630
  • ISAS 640
  • ISAS 650
  • IMAT 639

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • ISAS 600 must be taken before all other specialization courses.

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
 

Student Clubs and Organizations

Business and Management Club

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

This club allows students to network and discuss their shared interests with one another and their faculty members, enabling them to learn more about the field.

Computing Club

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

The Computing Club allows its student members to share experiences and offer each other guidance on academic major and career options. Club events provide opportunities for professional socialization and networking, and members are privy to club resources that will help them further their education and careers.