About the Master's in Information Systems Management Program

The online Master of Science Information Systems Management provides a broad base of knowledge in computer information systems and its uses in today’s health care organizations. Information systems encompass the technology, hardware, software, communication devices and network resources that process big data and information.

American Sentinel’s information systems degree produces managers capable of leading the use of integrated systems to solve ever-demanding health care business problems. Become an IT professional who masters information systems with the M.S. Information Systems Management degree!

Make yourself invaluable in the changing health care job market by having expertise in information system integration and management. Expand your computer science skills and knowledge in big data, cloud, and mobile computing advances, and lead a team who solves technology challenges.

Prerequisites

A bachelor’s degree in information systems, management or a related field (or a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field with significant IT work experience) is required for admission into the information systems master’s program. Undergraduate prerequisite courses may be required depending on an applicant’s background. The number of courses will be determined upon transcript evaluation during the admissions process. Prerequisite courses cannot be used to fulfill M.S. Information Systems Management course requirements and must be completed before beginning the program. Talk to an advisor about required prerequisite.

Course Highlights

Completion of the M.S. Information Systems Management degree program requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study. Here are a few of the program’s courses:

  • Organizational System Metrics (IS530): Discusses the ways that IT departments can collect and report metrics to their organizations.
  • Organizational Behavior for Technology Professionals (IS541): Explores group dynamics and human behavior in organizations, paying close attention to situations involving technology.
  • Data Communications and Networking (IS525): Covers the technical and managerial issues important to data communications in a modern business environment.
  • Health Care Information Systems (IS560): Examines major trends in IT corporate management, the network economy, managing information assets and identifying an organization’s competitive advantage using IT resources.
  • Strategic Information Systems Management (IS590): Examines information technology as a strategic asset in today’s organizations.
  • Information Systems Capstone (IS599): Students develop and implement viable solutions to technology or design needs in the business or institutional environment.

View the entire M.S. Information Systems Management curriculum.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.S. Information Systems Management program will be able to:

  • Apply advanced information systems tools, techniques and methodologies to solve and prevent problems in health care organizations.
  • Incorporate ethical principles into business strategies and project management.
  • Manage health care information systems development projects from inception to conclusion.
  • Identify future strategic initiatives for a health care organization’s information systems/IT function.
  • Identify a health care system opportunities and problems in a health care system, critically analyze possible solutions and tools relevant to these topics, and clearly communicate a recommended system specification.

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