Information Systems Technologies

Master of Science

Program Competencies

The graduate student who successfully completes the Information Systems Technologies program will be expected to:

I. Oral Communication

  • Speak with confidence, clarity, and conciseness.
  • Research, prepare, and deliver professional presentations.

Written Communication

  • Write clearly, concisely and appropriately using correct English grammar, punctuation, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and vocabulary.
  • Utilize appropriate APA format for scholarly writings.

II. Disciplined Inquiry

  • Utilize quantitative, qualitative and scientific reasoning to solve problems.
  • Exercise critical thinking strategies, including reasoning, problem solving, analysis and evaluation.
  • Define a problem or issue and develop questions and methods to address the problem or issue and/or to create new knowledge.

III. Information Literacy

  • Access and use information effectively, efficiently, and appropriately.
  • Evaluate the quality of sources and content.
  • Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.

IV. Ethics

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical code(s) and/or behaviors promoted by the profession.

V. Integration Component

  • Identify systemic interrelationships.
  • Apply a Systems Thinking Approach to identify benefits, disadvantages, and synergies of an Information System.

VI. Business Application

  • Synthesize creative solutions recognizing the interdependence of various components in an organizational system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply various models concerning planning, organizing, controlling, and actuating an informational environment within a modern organization.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.