Information Systems Management (MISM) - 16-Month Track

Unlike our competition, the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program was developed from the ground-up as a blended business-technology program. Through our program, you'll develop better planning, management and technical abilities necessary for leading a thriving organization in today's complex, digital world.

16-Month Track

Students with less than three years of work experience will need to apply to the 16-Month track and complete the degree requirements with three semesters of coursework and a summer internship. Students in this track begin the program at the end of August and complete the program in December extending the program to sixteen months.

The MISM degree requires you to demonstrate proficiency in technology management, IT Strategy, and fundamental business skills.

MISM Degree Requirements

  • 162 units of coursework are to be completed in three semesters.
  • A team-based project course in your area of interest with an external client.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • A required summer internship.

MISM Course Requirements

The required courses are designed to build core competencies in integrating technology management with business expertise with courses ranging from Economic for IT to Object Oriented Programming in Java. As a student in the MISM program, you also have the flexibility to choose from a range of challenging elective courses designed to help you excel in an increasingly digital world.

Course requirements include:

Technology and Technology Management (54 units):

  • Distributed Systems for ISM
  • Database Management
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies
  • Object Oriented Programming in Java
  • Design Core
  • Digital Transformation

Organizational Management and Strategy (48 units):

  • Organizational Design and Implementation
  • Economic Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Statistics for IT Managers
  • Writing for ISM
  • Professional Speaking

Capstone Project Course (18 units):

  • Information Systems Project

Electives or Specialization (42 units)

Course Exemptions

If you have a strong background in any of the required courses, you can receive an exemption by passing the exemption exam. If a course does not offer an exemption exam, you will need permission of the instructor. Exempting a course doesn't reduce the required number of courses you must complete. However, you can add more elective courses to expand your knowledge base.

Technology Requirements

You'll also need a laptop during your enrollment period. Have your own or need to purchase one? Please read our technology requirements first.