Master of Science in Computer INformation Systems
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Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS)
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program aims to provide students with advanced competencies in technical and managerial skills in the areas of computer systems, networks, communications, and data analysis. This program also emphasizes the use of critical thinking and ethical principles, as well as the effective use of information systems and data to develop organizations and optimize business processes with a clear understanding of Christian ethics and values. Upon graduation, MSCIS graduates are expected to pursue junior to executive level managerial positions in business and IT enterprises classified under United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes 111-3021, 15-1212, 15- 1231, 15-1241, 15-1244.
MSCIS Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program will be able to:
- Examine the effective use of information systems and data to develop organizations and enhance business processes.
- Incorporate Christian principles into organizational leadership to make strategic, tactical, and operational decisions in business organizations.
- Evaluate and manage various components of database systems within organizations of varying needs.
- Develop advanced project management skills, teamwork methodologies, and organizational structures to facilitate effective strategic planning, utilizing industry best practices and innovative techniques to achieve project goals and objectives.
- Develop the ability to manage and administer a business organization with a clear understanding of Christian ethics and values.
Program Course Requirements
Students for the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (M.S.C.I.S.) program must provide proof that they have completed a bachelor’s degree in a computer information systems related area such as computer engineering or information systems from a recognized post-secondary institution of higher learning. Those who have not completed their bachelor’s degrees in computer information systems related areas will be required to enroll and complete the program prerequisite courses as determined and approved by the Academic Dean.
Classifications of Instruction Program
MSCIS Program Requirements
Prerequisite Courses (4 courses)
Students who completed their bachelor’s degree in a non-information field or students with an insufficient background in computer information systems are required to complete up to four (4) prerequisite courses. Some prerequisite courses may be waived or taken in combination with another course with the Academic Dean’s approval.
|Principles of Management
|Business Statistics I
|Introduction to Computer Information Systems
|Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
Major Courses (11 courses)
|Managerial Christian Ethics and Values
|Advanced Strategic Management
|Leadership and Organization Behavior
|Project Planning & Management Seminar
|Management Information Systems
|Comparative System Development Methodologies
|Data Modeling & Database Administration
|Network Planning & Administration
|Information Systems Security
- For those completing the program with a Project (MS611), students may choose among the major courses of other master programs to complete eight (8) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
- For those completing the program with a Comprehensive Exam, students may choose among the major courses of other master programs to complete twelve (12) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
Choose any one (1) course below:
The MSCIS degree is conferred upon satisfactory completion of the required quarter units shown below. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.
|With Comprehensive Exam
Up to 16 quarter units (4 courses) of coursework can be accepted for transfer credit from another institution. At least 24 quarter units (6 courses) must be completed in residency at the California University of Management and Science. Deviations and substitutions for the requirements must be approved by the Academic Dean prior to the start of classes.