About the Program

This 30 credit hour degree program is for engineers, computer scientists, business people, and other professionals who have responsibility for using, designing, improving, installing, managing, and evaluating integrated enterprise wide information systems. The program emphasizes business processes and ERP software to integrate the functional areas, such as manufacturing, distribution, sales, finance, etc. Specialization's are available in the areas of:

  • Information Management Applications
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems Design
  • Information Security and Quality
  • Web Information Management
  • Information Systems Engineering

The degree is offered through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. As in the cases of existing MS degree programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the course offerings for the MS (IS&T) program are mainly in late afternoon and evening hours to enable students to earn the degree through part-time study. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

MS in Information Systems Technology
It is not just about the technology; it is all about the enterprise system, and how integration between the system and the technology happens.
Suvendu Bhutia, MS in Information Systems and Technology, ‘12

Program Details

  • Program Goals

    The MS in IS&T program is a response to the need of students who want to complement, extend, and integrate technical and organizational knowledge on information systems. The program designed meet the need of the industry to incorporate enterprise wide information systems to be competitive in the global market place. Students who possess either technical knowledge about computers and information systems, or knowledge about information needs and information system requirements in organizations, but who want to expand their knowledge in a constructive way, constitute an important part of the intended audience.

    The degree aims to achieve simultaneously the following educational goals.

    1. Provide access to advances in the information systems field. 
    2. Provide necessary skills to effectively integrate information technology in organizations.
    3. Provide training in specialized areas of information systems and technology.
  • Admissions Requirements

    Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, applied mathematics, business administration, or liberal arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • Prerequisite Course Descriptions

    Prerequisite Courses

    • A course in Data Structures (IMSE 350/351, CIS 350/352, or equivalent)
    • Knowledge of computer programming, such as C++ or Java (IMSE 255, IMSE/CIS 150, CIS 205 or equivalent)

    These course requirements may be completed after admission into the program.

Curriculum

  • Required Core Courses (9 credits)
    • IMSE 556/CIS 556 Database Management Systems
    • IMSE 570 Enterprise Information Systems
    • IMSE 5725/CIS572 Object Oriented Systems Design
  • Concentration Area (15 credits)

    Six specialization areas exist in the program. Five of the specialization areas are specifically identified below while the sixth one is an individual concentration area that is developed jointly with the student and the IST Program Advisor. Each specialization area includes:

    • One Concentration Core Course (3 credit hours)
    • One Cognate Course (3 credit hours) selected from one of the four remaining specialization areas in the program
    • Three Specialization Electives (9 credit hours) 
    • Information Management Applications

      • Specialization Core Course: IMSE 5715
      • Cognate Course: Any course drawn from remaining four specialization areas that complements knowledge acquired in a specific “specialization area”.
      • Specialization Electives (choose 3):
      • IMSE 564
      • IMSE 5755
      • IMSE 586
      • ACC 505
      • MKT 515
      • HRM 561
      • IMSE 515
      • IMSE 516
      • IMSE 5215
    • Supply Chain and Information Systems Design

      • Specialization Core Course: IMSE 5655
      • Cognate Course: Any course drawn from remaining four specialization areas that complement knowledge acquired in a specific “specialization area”.
      • Specialization Electives (choose 3):
        • IMSE 538
        • IMSE 559
        • IMSE 5715
        • IMSE 580
        • IMSE 581
        • CIS 544
    • Information Security and Quality

      • Specialization Core Course: CIS 544
      • Cognate Course: Any course drawn from remaining four Specialization areas that complement knowledge acquired in a specific “specialization area”.
      • Specialization Electives (choose 3):
        • IMSE 557/CIS 527
        • IMSE 5715
        • CIS 546
        • CIS 548
        • CIS 565
        • CIS 568/ECE 537
    • Web Information Management

      • Specialization Core Course: CIS 562
      • Cognate Course: Any course drawn from remaining four specialization areas that complement knowledge acquired in a specific “specialization area”.
      • Specialization Electives (choose 3):
        • IMSE 557/CIS 527
        • CIS 568/ ECE 537
        • CIS 525
        • CIS 534
        • CIS 550
        • CIS 559
        • IMSE 577/CIS 577
        • CIS 586
        • CIS 571
    • Information Systems Engineering

      • Specialization Core Course: CIS 586
      • Cognate Course: Any course drawn from remaining four specialization areas that complement knowledge acquired in a specific “specialization area”.
      • Specialization Electives (choose 3):
        • IMSE 557/CIS 527
        • IMSE 5715
        • IMSE 577/CIS 577
        • CIS 568/ECE 537
        • CIS 544
        • CIS 550
        • CIS 553
        • CIS 562
        • CIS 578/ECE 578
  • Remaining Credit Hours (6 Credits)

    The remaining credit hours may be selected with the approval of the graduate advisor. With the approval of their graduate advisor, students may substitute a master's thesis for no more than six credit hours of graduate course work.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

2340
Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
Phone: 
313-593-5361
Fax: 
313-593-3692
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