The express purpose of Wilmington University’s Master of Science program in Information Systems Technologies is to satisfy workplace needs for talented employees with advanced knowledge about managing information systems Students completing the program will better understand the relationship between business requirements and technology solutions with an emphasis on applying a systems approach when integrating information technology into strategic business/education/government activities. Moreover, to capitalize on the inter-disciplinary nature of modern information systems and the settings in which they are implemented, the MS-IST includes four career concentrations.
The graduate program in Information Systems Technologies is designed using guidelines as published jointly by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems. Students who successfully complete the graduate degree program in Information Systems Technologies will possess a working command of current informational practices that can be immediately applied in business, educational, and governmental organizations regardless of size. Degree recipients will be capable of managing complex projects from inception to completion, including professional services engagements as well as the acquisition and management of informational infrastructure. The managerial nature of this program is closely aligned with the business curriculum at Wilmington University, but with a decidedly technological (or alternatively, a “design”) leaning. As each student is expected to choose a “concentration” that caters to their vocational predispositions, competencies in the management of specifically tailored aspects of technology, and the synergies attributable to an interdisciplinary learning approach, are expected to be program outcomes. Students graduating from the MS-IST program should be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems (IS) field. Graduates will have the following skills, knowledge, and values:
• A core of IS knowledge;
• Integration of IS and business foundations;
• Broad business and real world perspectives;
• Communication, interpersonal, and team skills;
• Analytical and critical thinking skills;
• Specific skills leading to a career.
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.