Concentrations

Students in the MBA IS program may choose one of the following five concentrations:

Information Systems Management

This concentration is intended to prepare students for executive careers in management of information systems functions, management of organizations that involve intensive use of information technology, or a career in consulting that builds on expertise in the information systems area.

Required for This Concentration

  • CIS 8100 – Management of Information Services
  • CIS 8200 – Information Systems Strategy (fall semester)
  • CIS 8210 – Global Systems Sourcing (spring semester)
  • CIS 8220 – International Information Technology Issues and Policy (cross-listed with IB 8710 during spring semester)

Suggested Electives

  • CIS 8060 – Supply Chain Management (cross-listed with CPI 8060) (spring semester)
  • CIS 8080 – Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems

Information Systems Development and Project Management

This concentration is intended to prepare students for leadership careers in the area of information systems development, information systems project management, information systems quality assurance and information systems integration.

Required for This Concentration

  • CIS 8300 – Software Quality Management (fall semester)
  • CIS 8310 – Systems Development (offered on sufficient demand)
  • CIS 8399 – Topics in Information Systems Development (offered on sufficient demand)
  • CIS 8090 – Enterprise Architecture (summer semester)

Suggested Electives

  • CIS 8850 – Web Application Development (fall semester)
  • CIS 8080 –  Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems (fall semester)

Health Informatics

This concentration is intended to prepare students for executive careers in the management of information resources for health administration and operations in health-related organizations. Graduates of this program will help the industry effectively adopt information technology to innovate and improve its health services and the way they are administrated. For more information on the MBA with a Health Informatics concentration, please see Health Informatics »

Required for This Concentration

  • CIS 8070 Pervasive Healthcare Technologies (offered on sufficient demand)
  • HA 8160 The Healthcare System
  • HA 8670 Health Information Systems
  • HA 8620 Operations Management and Quality in Healthcare

Suggested Electives

  • CIS 8080 Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems
  • CIS 8090 Enterprise Architecture

The Wireless Organization

This concentration is intended to prepare students for careers as experts in the design or redesign of information systems or the encompassing organizations in order to lead these organizations to advantages derived from mobile information devices, wireless information systems, location-aware computing and ubiquitous computing strategies.

Required for This Concentration

  • CIS 8401 – Mobile Applications Development (offered on sufficient demand)
  • CIS 8411 – Wireless Networks (offered on sufficient demand)
  • CIS 8070 – Mobile and Wireless Information Systems (offered on sufficient demand)
  • CIS 8080 – Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems

Suggested Electives

  • CIS 8900 – Knowledge Systems
  • CIS 8200 – Information Systems Strategy

Information Systems Business Process Innovation

While not available yet, the department also expects to offer a concentration in information systems business process innovation. Please contact the department for further information.