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MS-ISM specializations

Beyond the core Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) curriculum, you can create a blueprint for your career with intensive specializations that focus on where technology and information is headed next.

Responding to industry demand, MS-ISM specializations in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity and data analytics will develop the skills that hiring companies desire most. You can pick any two tracks to complete your customizations. Course scheduling depicts how courses in each specialization fall in sequence with core courses and electives.

Artificial intelligence (AI) specialization courses

Business Intelligence

Understanding how organizations make use of Business Intelligence (BI) to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Builds the foundations for evidence-based managerial decision making. Covers technologies for data warehousing and data mining from a managerial perspective. Covers contemporary topics such as real-time BI, business analytics, and business performance management with the help of case studies, audio-video content, guest speakers, online forums to generate creative thinking and discussion.

AI and Business

Explores modern artificial intelligence (AI) technology, applications, techniques, and their implications for business. People, process, and technology factors related to the innovation and adoption of AI in the commercial enterprise and how it shapes the competition and society in the future. Also covers implications for information systems professionals as it pertains to managing the AI infrastructure (robots, algorithms, platforms).

Cloud computing specialization courses

Cloud Architecture and Strategy

For students who seek an overall understanding of the architecture and platforms of cloud computing from a business perspective. Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture and support to improve the outcomes of the enterprise.

Cloud Deployment and Management

Develops business expertise and skill in deploying and managing cloud technologies such as public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and others. Emphasizes the best practices and design patterns of cloud operations to provide a foundation to deploy, maintain, migrate, problem solve and troubleshoot for cloud-based business solutions

Cybersecurity specialization courses

Business Governance of IT

Business Governance of Information Technology (IT) is an element of corporate governance, aimed at improving the overall effectiveness and efficiency of IT by deriving improved value from investment in information, business processes, and technology. IT governance frameworks enable organizations to manage their IT strategy and risks effectively to ensure that activities associated with information, business processes, and technology are aligned to assist in delivering overall business objectives.

Enterprise Cybersecurity

Provides a broad survey of information security and controls, utilizing industry-based frameworks to illustrate how information security programs are developed, delivered and operationalized in organizations today. Develops an understanding of the issues associated with information security with particular emphasis on how management contributes to the effectiveness of an organization's information security program.

Data analytics specialization courses

Machine Learning for Business Professionals

Information Technology leaders must understand the impact (both positive and negative) of machine learning in the enterprise. Being able to identify the appropriate/inappropriate uses and understand how the technology works, have knowledge of the technical underpinnings, and be able to measure the value as applied to business context are essential. This course will cover the essential elements of Mindfulness of Machine Learning in the business enterprise.

Big Data Analytics

Combines hands-on experience with relevant readings to explore the business strategies behind big data, AI, analytics and data science that drive enterprise decision making and how such strategies can lead to long-term competitive advantage.