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MS-ISM curriculum

Develop strong management skills and leverage technology to improve performance. The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) curriculum allows you to immediately apply new knowledge, giving your organization a competitive advantage.

Delivered by the Department of Information Systems in ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, consistently ranked Top 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the MS-ISM develops your leadership as you explore the future state of information technology and systems, and how they will drive change in every industry and organization.

MS-ISM course descriptions

Data and Information Management

Addresses central issues in managing information to achieve competitive advantage and support innovation. Specific topics covered include data modeling using entity relationship (ER) diagrams, data quality, building analytic capability, and providing user-friendly access to organizational data.

Strategic Value of Information Technology

Instills students a balanced and disciplined view of IT and business with their interplay. Cases and assignments involving the symbiotic relationship of IT and business are assigned to provide real-world exposure for critical thinking and engaging discussion.

Business Data Visualization

The design of insightful business data visualizations and dashboards to improve business decision making. Key focus on data visualization design principles incorporating graphical integrity. Applies advanced data visualization techniques to make sense of large data sets such as temporal, geospatial, topical and business data while also making it easier to digest, present and utilize for business needs and users.

Enterprise Processes and Systems

Explores the essential business processes and the enterprise systems that support them. Examines key techniques and tools of process analysis, including an understanding of organizational issues in rolling out change initiatives. Surveys major classes of enterprise systems including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and focuses on best practices for successful enterprise-class implementations and upgrades.

IT Services & Project Management

Provides an overview of the project management process groups and knowledge areas (defined by the PMBOK) and focuses on the application of key concepts, tools and techniques for delivering on-time, on-budget IT project and services that meet end-user needs.

Emerging Technologies

Explores decision models and frameworks applied to assess, evaluate and implement technologies. Provides context for applying the decision models and frameworks, including enterprise integration technologies, mobile platforms and devices, semantic web, and electronic collaboration technologies.

Additional courses, required for completion of the degree, are paired to create specializations within the MS-ISM program. Learn more about each specialization, course requirements, and find the best fit for your career goals.