Degree Requirements

MSIS Online Core Courses – 18 Credit Hours

  • IS 6410 Systems Analysis & Design (3)
  • IS 6420 Database Theory & Design (3)
  • IS 6570 Cybersecurity Management (3)
  • IS 6596 Capstone Project (3 credits, taken over 2-3 semesters)
  • IS 6615 Data Structures & Java (3)
  • IS 6640 Networking & Servers (3)

Students who are new to information systems will benefit from gaining an introductory background to IS before starting the program. 

*There are many free and inexpensive courses that will meet this need.  This Free online CLEP Information Systems course offered by Modern States Education Alliance is one option.

MSIS Online Electives by Area of Focus – 12 Credits

Students choose 12 credit hours from the lists below. Students are not required to choose an area of focus and have the option to choose courses from any concentration to meet the elective requirements.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

  • IS 6480 Data Warehousing (3)
  • IS 6481 Business Intelligence & Analytics (3)
  • IS 6482 Introduction to Data Mining (3)
  • IS 6483 Advanced Data Mining (3)
  • IS 6489 Statistics & Predictive Analytics (3)
  • IS 6491 Data Visualization (1.5)
  • IS 6493 Data Science & Big Data (3)
  • IS 6850 Advanced SQL (1.5)
  • MKTG 6487 Introduction to Business Analytics (1.5)
  • OSC 6040 Data Analysis & Decision Making I (1.5)

Software and Systems Architecture

  • IS 6465 Web-Based Applications (3)
  • IS 6491 Data Visualization (1.5)
  • IS 6641 Cloud Computing (3)
  • IS 6495 Python Programming (3)

Product and Process Management

  • OSC 6610 Analytical Decision Models I (1.5)
  • OSC 6611 Analytical Decision Models II (1.5)
  • OSC 6660 Project Management (3)
  • OSC 6850 Product Management (1.5)

Cybersecurity

  • IS 6571 Digital Forensics (3)
  • IS 6572 Secure Network Operations (3)
  • IS 6573 Vulnerability Management (3)
  • IS 6574 Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance (3)
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Notes

  • MSIS Online students are eligible to take on-campus classes – see a full list of MSIS electives here. Students can work with their academic advisor to determine which electives best meet their goals and scheduling needs.
  • MSIS Online students are also eligible to take online courses offered through other departments in the Eccles School. Students can work with their academic advisor to determine registration availability.
  • New MSIS Online elective courses will be added each year.