MIS

Management Information Systems (M.S.)

Graduate
  • Master's

About this Program

Information is the lifeblood of 21st century business, industry and government. This program addresses the growing global demand for managers who can manage IT solutions that facilitate achievement of organizations’ strategic goals.

Program Overview

Interdisciplinary approach with a real-world focus

The MIS program is comprehensive in scope and interdisciplinary in format. Students acquire a thorough foundation in management functions — organizational behavior, human resources, finance, production, operations — as well as in information systems, technical project teams, systems engineering, telecommunications and networks. This blended, applied approach primes master’s degree candidates to direct technology projects, both large and small, in real-world business settings.

Solving information challenges

The MIS prepares students to assess corporate IT needs and evaluate options for systems solutions. They learn how to perform cost/benefits analyses, determine operational impact and lead successful systems deployment. Courses are taught by faculty with a broad range of information specializations — from security to database systems required for “large data” applications to website programming — and by adjunct instructors who have experience with corporations such as CACI International Inc., the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Rand Corporation.

Full-time or part-time

The 36-credit program accommodates working professionals who want to complete their degrees on a part-time basis, usually in three years, by taking evening classes. It also attracts students who can attend full-time and graduate in two years.

Program Contact

Michael Donohoe, D.Sc.

Program Director

Phone
301-696-3971

Larbi Bricha

Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Phone
301-696-3601

Degrees Offered

  • MS

For students applying to the M.S. in management information systems program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution attended
  • A résumé of work experience
  • An essay of background experience and future goals

Students entering the program must exempt or complete six foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate prerequisite background for the cross-disciplined major. The program director determines the required foundation courses or exemptions based on a thorough evaluation of transcripts and other supporting documents. The objective is to ensure the student is well prepared and ready to succeed in the program.

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems requires the completion of six foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate prerequisite background for the major The program director determines the required foundation courses or exemptions based on a thorough evaluation of transcripts and other supporting documents. The objective is to ensure the student is well prepared and ready to succeed in the program.  Any foundation courses required are in addition to the 36 credits required for program completion.

IT 510Computing Hardware and Software Systems

3.0

CSIT 512Elements of Computer Programming

3.0

MATH 500Statistics

3.0

ECON 551Foundations of Economics

3.0

MGMT 551Management Theory

3.0

MGMT 552Quantitative Methods for Managers

3.0

 Total Credit Hours:18.0

Required Courses

The courses required for the program provide breadth and depth of knowledge in both management and information technology. The 36-credit program requires, beyond the foundation courses,

Economics Courses

ECON 560Managerial Economics

3.0

 Total Credit Hours:3.0

Management Courses

MGMT 560Leadership & Organizational Behavior

3.0

MGMT 561Financial Management

3.0

MGMT 564Production & Operations Management

3.0

MGMT 566Information Management & Technology

3.0

MGMT 585Human Resource Management

3.0

 Total Credit Hours:15.0

Interdisciplinary Courses

ITMG 516Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Data Mining

3.0

ITMG 533Managing Technical Project Teams

3.0

 Total Credit Hours:6.0

Information Technology Courses

IT 514Contemporary Issues in Information Technology

3.0

IT 518Systems Engineering and Integration

3.0

IT 530Applied Database Systems

3.0

IT 548Telecommunications and Networking

3.0

 Total Credit Hours:12.0

Fast Fact

95 percent of our full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

All Faculty
George Dimitoglou

George Dimitoglou

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Program Director, Master's in Cybersecurity and Director of the Center for Computer Science and Information Assurance
Michael Donohoe

Michael Donohoe

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Management Information Systems
Carol Jim

Carol Jim

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Xinlian Liu

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Program Director, Master's in Computer Science
Bill Pierce

Bill Pierce

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Coordinator, Computer Science Minor

Ahmed Salem

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Program Director, Master's in Information Technology and Cybersecurity Certificate