Master's Degree in Information Systems Management

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Explore the business and management facets of the constantly expanding technology industries through our online Master’s in Information Systems Management (MISM) program. During your time in this program, you’ll learn important skills in information security, data administration and other vital internal tech topics crucial to ensuring businesses run efficiently and securely.

Get to Know Our Master’s in Information Systems Management

Our Master’s in Information Systems Management1 program provides you with a real-world professional's view of how the information systems industry works. The faculty you’ll learn from build their curriculum around some of the most up-to-date knowledge on computer-related developments. Our Master’s in Information Systems Management program focuses on applying information systems (IS) concepts and skills to practical situations, helping you to evaluate technology applications and alternatives.

Tailor your experience to match your career interests and goals. A Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management can be enhanced with one of the following concentrations:

Information Security
With an Information Security specialization, you'll focus on tools for systems development, implementation, management and security, and learn how to deploy technology-based solutions to protect customer and company data. You'll also gain an understanding of database components, management and security issues. Graduates may consider careers such as data security analysis and management or information systems security analysis, to name a few.

Data Administration and Management
When you earn your Master’s in Information Systems Management with a concentration in Data Administration and Management, you'll complete coursework that examines the managerial concepts and tools for systems and database development, implementation, management and security. This program also touches on how to provide permissions to the correct parties and how to properly organize data across different types of databases. Graduates of this program may consider careers in the areas of information systems management or database administration and management.

Project Management **
Earning a Master’s in Information Systems Management with a concentration in Project Management will expose you to managerial concepts and tools for building and maintaining secure systems and databases. Graduates of this program may consider careers related to managing IT projects. Find out more about our project management concentration mission statement and outcomes.


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What You'll Learn

The Master’s in Information Systems Management program at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following:

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    Application Development, Operational Effectiveness, Information Asset Management and Decision Making

    Gain an understanding of the structures, applications and management of corporate information systems. Investigate how technology is changing the way we conduct communication, make decisions, manage people and improve business processes, as well as how it adds value to business.
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    Business, Technical and Management Skills for IS Managers

    Develop and apply management and business skills in typical technical environments. Understand the principles involved in infrastructure, security and resource allocation.
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    Computer Network-based Applications of IT

    Analyze and design computer/network-based applications of information technology and manage information systems resources.
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    Information Systems Project Management Skills

    Develop project management skills to lead projects and execute tasks. Explore the project life cycle and gain experience in budget and timeline management with respect to information systems projects.
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    Strategic Use of Information Systems

    Learn to identify opportunities to use information systems to strategically and competitively benefit an organization.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Curious to see how you can earn an additional credential? With our unique 2-in-1 design, every course in our Information Security graduate certificate is embedded within the Master’s in Information Systems Management program if you choose the information security emphasis2. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to earn a graduate certificate on the way to your master's in information systems at DeVry.


Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org 


Accredited** by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education (GAC) www.pmi.org

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Master’s in Information Systems Management program at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers depending on which specialization they choose3:

  • Data Security Analyst
    Data security analysts monitor networks within an organization to ensure that security breaches do not occur. They may also work to install and research new technologies that can help improve the security of the information on the network. Some common tools employed by these professionals include firewalls and data encryption programs.

  • Data Security Manager
    Data security managers handle all manner of IT security issues within a company. As a management-level position, this role is responsible for identifying security risks, setting protocols, installing new security software, hiring and managing team members and preparing and monitoring budgets for new security technology.
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
    Information system security analysts install software and monitor networks for breaches. They also provide a general analysis of how well-protected a network is and suggest changes that could improve the security of the network. They may also play a role in setting up protocols that dictate who does and does not have access to certain information.

  • IT Project Manager
    IT project managers oversee a team of information technology specialists to implement new IT protocols and technologies. They plan and allocate resources in order to meet the goals of their organization's IT department.

Option 1: Data Administration and Management Concentration

Program-Specific Courses

MIS561 Database Administration and Management
MIS562 Database Programming and Applications
MIS563 Business Intelligence Systems
MIS564 Enterprise Data Management and Administration

Core Degree Courses

ACCT504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS540 Innovation through Technology
MIS581 Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS582 Database Concepts
MIS589 Networking Concepts and Applications
NETW583 Strategic Management of Technology
PROJ586 Project Management Systems
SEC571 Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Capstone

MIS601 Technology Management Capstone

Option 2: Information Security Concentration

Program-Specific Courses

SEC5724 Network Security
SEC573 E-Business Security
SEC5914 Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC5924 IT Governance

Core Degree Courses

ACCT504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS540 Innovation through Technology
MIS581 Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS582 Database Concepts
MIS5894 Networking Concepts and Applications
NETW5834 Strategic Management of Technology
PROJ586 Project Management Systems
SEC5714 Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Capstone

MIS601 Technology Management Capstone

4Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Information Security Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.

Option 3: Project Management Concentration

Program-Specific Courses

PROJ587 Advanced Program Management
PROJ592 Project Cost and Schedule Control
PROJ595 Project Risk Management
PROJ598 Contract and Procurement Management

Core Degree Courses

ACCT504 Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS540 Innovation through Technology
MIS581 Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS582 Database Concepts
MIS589 Networking Concepts and Applications
NETW583 Strategic Management of Technology
PROJ586 Project Management Systems
SEC571 Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Capstone

MIS601 Technology Management Capstone

Project Management Concentration - Mission Statement and Outcomes

The mission of Keller Graduate School of Management’s project management concentrations is to educate students with relevant project and program management knowledge, tools and techniques required to lead successful projects and programs within the global business environment.

The MISM in Project Management program from Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following:

Integrated Understanding of PM
Model an advanced and integrated understanding of the project management discipline and its interface with other disciplines and research developments.

Interpret Relevant Strategic Concepts
Apply the skills required to solve complex problems and interpret relevant strategic concepts to realize objectives and develop innovative solutions that minimize risks and optimize impacts.

Professional Conduct
Demonstrate professional conduct and accountability during the management of complex and technical activities and projects.

Sociocultural Factors and Ethics
Evaluate complex sociocultural factors, ethical issues, and social responsiveness to maximize the management of resources, procedures and processes.

FAQs: Information Systems Management


What can I expect from a Master's in Information Systems Management?

A Master's in Information Systems Management can help you develop a high-level understanding of information systems and what it takes to manage and implement them. This graduate degree communicates to employers that you have achieved an understanding of the subject, which can help you prepare to pursue more roles than you may have been able to with a bachelor's degree. You'll also have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, such as how to use IT applications and the strategic use of information systems.


What can I do with a Master's in Information Systems Management?

A Master's in Information Systems Management may help you prepare to pursue higher-level positions than a bachelor's degree. With this master’s degree from DeVry, for example, you might consider pursuing a career in IT management, data security analysis or data security management, though those are not the only jobs you may be able to consider. Thanks to the combination of management and IT skills that this kind of degree program covers, you may also be able to pursue positions within the wider business field.


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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page
**The Master of Information Systems Management, when completed with a concentration in project management, is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) of the Project Management Institute. More information is available via www.pmi.org.
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Enrollment and Graduation Data - Available for all DeVry and Keller's GAC® accredited programs.
1Master of Science in Information Systems Management program in New York.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3Careers listed may be relevant to one or more specialization. Please see program guides for more information.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.