online mis degree
online mis degree
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Register by: Jul 5, 2023
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You’ll need 36 credits to complete this Master of Information Systems program.
The Master of Information Systems includes 12 core courses in topics ranging from enterprise models to emerging technologies and issues.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers want.Learn more about skills-based learning
This course discusses how to effectively communicate with organizational C-suite leaders and lead as a strategic partner, as IT continues to move from a department supporting or serving the business to leading change and innovation. Leadership skills includes managing project scope, cost, quality and stakeholders. Students learn the importance of soft skills such as influence, idea sharing and generating, managing conflict, and leading change.
This course focuses on the managerial level of knowledge and terminology for telecommunications and computer networks. This course covers the concepts and application of the Internet, server and storage architectures, and regulatory considerations.
This course provides a background in analysis and design techniques for business system and application development. This course covers Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with emphasis on Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
This course provides an introduction to organizational managerial support systems and the use of metrics in strategic business decisions. Strategies for the use of a Supply Chain Management (SCM) system with a focus on the software selection and implementation are evaluated. Additionally the role and benefits of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system are examined with a comparison of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) benefits to the business process. The skills developed in this course ensure that students have a strong foundation and background of successfully integrating all three strategies within an organization.
This course addresses the processes and skills needed for successful project management in the computer information systems and technology environment of business. Topics include project scoping, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, tracking, and controlling.
This course covers the subject of technological innovation management as a strategic process from assessing competitive dynamics, strategy formulation, to strategy implementation with an eye toward new product development. Students are given opportunities to use critical and design thinking to solution real-world challenges such as skill shortages, technical debt, and DevOps.
The ethical issues examined in the course include information privacy, accessibility, and ownership from an organizational perspective. Information laws, regulations, and compliance requirements are examined in this course, as well as the considerations for creating a safe digital environment within the organization.
IT Architecture in the Age of Cloud covers solution architecture designed specifically for the cloud, with alignment to AWS Solution Architect ‐ Associate certification. Course topics include designing and defining resilient performant architectures, and securing and cost‐optimizing architectures that are operationally excellent.
This course provides the knowledge and skills to develop effective short, intermediate, and long-range strategic information systems plans. Course topics include the need for and contents of a corporate strategic plan; the relationship of information systems planning to overall organizational goals; assessment of the organization's current state; determination of information technology (IT), project, and management requirements; and the means of prioritizing and selecting systems projects.
This course introduces students to a variety of data analytic solutions. Students will learn how to retrieve real business data and create reports, support business decisions with visual representations of data, manage and improve a business process based on quantitative analysis, analyze long-term trends and patterns in the data, and develop actionable results that drive the business decision-making process.
This course explores the role of the security manager who develops and manages an information security program with a deep understanding of the relationship between IS programs and the broader business goals and objectives. Topics include but are not limited to, security governance, incident management, and risk management and compliance. This course is aligned to the ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®) learning domains.
This course will focus on the integration of the IS function and the information technology architecture within the enterprise. The alignment of IT with the strategy of the organization will be examined considering the decisions related to information technology architecture
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Information Systems.
When you earn your master’s degree in information systems, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.
You'll learn how to:
A MIS can help prepare you to be a:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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An information system is a way for organizations, such as companies and departments of the government, to collect, process, store and distribute information, often in the form of a shared database or application. The study of information systems typically emphasizes the technology and equipment used for information systems, such as computers, software and networking devices.
A Master of Information Systems degree (MIS) can help prepare you for many different roles, including IT manager, IT director, information systems manager and information systems director.
Both fields deal with information, but the key difference lies in their focus. Information technology involves the design, implementation, maintenance or support of the technology components behind a system. These include databases, networks, hardware, software and other tools.
At University of Phoenix, we offer two great ways to get your Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree. Each of them teaches 36 important skills, but they come in two different formats: traditional and competency-based.
A traditional Master of Information Systems degree will likely appeal to you if you prefer more faculty instruction and taking one course at a time. A competency-based Master of Information Systems (MIS-CB) program could be a better fit if you already have IT experience and prefer more independence, faculty mentorship and taking multiple courses at once.
For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life! Visit this page for all the details.
Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.
Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 6 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty actually work in the Information Systems field and can provide insight.
Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Learn more about our cost-savings programs.
*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.