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Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Information Systems, MS


As the relationship between technology and managerial effectiveness becomes more apparent, organizations have a greater need for professionals who can both assess their needs and design solutions.

The MS in Information Systems program, originally offered in 1986, was the first of its kind in the New York metropolitan area. The curriculum was recently revised to reflect growth in the information systems field and the emergence of various subdisciplines. After completing foundation and core course work, students declare a knowledge area for a 9-credit specialization. Options include Security and Information Assurance, Telecommunications Management and Technologies, and Database Management and Technologies.

This graduate degree program benefits both students new to the field as well as working IS professionals. Those with experience or an undergraduate degree in information systems may waive from one to four foundation courses, take additional electives, and complete the program with fewer than the maximum of 30 credits.

The program culminates in a capstone project that integrates all that the student has learned in the course of pursuing the degree.

With the help of Pace's 25-year-old Cooperative Education program and other career services, graduates are successful in finding rewarding employment in the field.

Seidenberg School Academic FAQs - Graduate Programs

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Foundation
0-15 Credits
Elective Courses
15-30 Credits
Total Credits

30 Credits
Foundation

The Foundation courses are for students who have limited or no previous background in the field of information systems or computing. A student with a Bachelors degree in Computing may be able to waive the Foundation. For others, some or all of the following courses may be waived upon advisement:

IS 612 Object-Oriented Concepts and Development
3
IS 613 Database Management Systems
3
IS 617 Information Systems Principles
3
IS 623 IS Design and Development
3
IS 632 Business Telecommunications
3
Total Credits
15

Electives

Students may choose from among any of the recommended electives. Electives may be taken at any time during the student's course of study provided prerequisites are satisfied.

IS 614 Applied Artificial Intelligence
3
IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy
3
IS 631 Operating Systems Principles
3
IS 633 Computer Organization
3
IS 636 Introduction to Multimedia Theory and Applications
3
IS 637 IS Project Management
3
IS 639 IS Planning & Policy
3
IS 647 Legal Issues in Information Technology
3
IS 648 Cyber and Professional Ethics
3
IS 654 Cases in Telecommunications
3
IS 658 Web Services
3
IS 661 Object-Oriented Applications Programming
3
IS 662 Issues in Information Systems
3
IS 665 Data Warehousing, Mining and Visualization
3
IS 668 Visualizing IT: An Introduction to GIS
3
IS 671 Strategies for e-Commerce
3
IS 672 Managing Innovation and Technology in the Global Market Place
3
IS 673 Managerial Issues in Information Systems
3
IS 675 Customer Relations Management
3
IS 680 Managing Information Technology Outsourcing
3
IS 690 Special Topics in Internet Technology
3
IS 692 IS Research Project Seminar
3
IS 694B Managing IT Outsourcing
3
IT 603 Overview of Information Security
3
IT 604 Web Development I
3
IT 608 Web Development II
3
IT 612 Web Server Setup, Configuration, and Security Issues
3

With the approval of the program advisor, students can take up to 2 graduate-level courses out of the IS/IT disciplines

Suggested Career Paths
It is recommended that students choose a sequence of at least 3 courses that constitute a career path. Suggested career paths include:

Security and Information Assurance (prerequiste: IT 603)

IT 603 Overview of Information Security
3
IT 660 Network Security
3
IT 662 Web and Internet Security
3
IT 664 Computer and Internet Forensics
3
IS 641 Information Security Management
3

Telecommunications Management & Technologies (prerequisite: IS632)

IT 662 Web and Internet Security
3
IS 635 Distributed Information Systems
3
IS 650 Telecommunications Management
3
IS 652 Telecommunications Policy and Enviornment
3

Database Mangement & Techonologies (prerequiste: IS 613)

IT 662 Web and Internet Security
3
IT 665 Data Warehousing, Mining and Visualization
3
IS 664 Database Programming
3
IS 667 Database Design & Development for Web Application
3

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