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.
These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2017–2018 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.
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
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
- UCSP 615
(to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
- MGMT 630
- MGMT 640
- MGMT 650
Core Rules & Recommendations
- You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
- 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.
- 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.
- MGMT 670
Capstone Rules & Recommendations
You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.
- 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.
This program is designed to help prepare you to move into management positions that include responsibility for information systems.
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
This program is designed for professionals who have little or no experience with computers as well as those with advanced computer skills. We recommend a background in statistics, finance, and accounting. If you don't have recent statistics experience, we recommend you take UCSP 630. If you lack a background in finance or accounting, we recommend you take UCSP 620. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.
I work in an accounting firm. And in order for me to advance, I needed my degree. Even though I had the work experience, I needed my degree. I recently went on a multibillion-dollar presentation for a firm…and I was invited to come along…. At the end of the [presentation], my partner came to me and said, 'That was awesome. You did great.' And I can only attribute it to the formal training that I received here.
BAS Manager, Grant Thornton LLC
Information Systems Management Bachelor's Degree
Student Clubs and Organizations
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.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Chief information officer
- IT manager
- Security specialist
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of Treasury