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Information Systems, MS

Graduate Program Information

New York City and Pleasantville Campuses

Global companies gain a competitive advantage through the methods they use to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data and information. For now and the foreseeable future, the fastest-growing jobs in our economy come from the field of Information Systems. The skills, knowledge, and talents of IS personnel separate great companies from their competitors. A 30-credit Pace Master of Science in Information Systems prepares you to deliver these advantages. You’ll benefit whether you are new to Information Systems or if you have an undergraduate degree in the field.

The program’s foundation and core programs consist of offerings in systems design and development, project management, organizational structure, networks and telecommunications, and relevant topics associated with software, hardware, and telecommunications infrastructure.

After completion of foundation and core coursework, you will select a 9-credit knowledge area of specialization in either Security and Information Assurance, Telecommunications Management and Technologies, or Database Management and Technologies. The program culminates in a capstone project that integrates all you have learned while pursuing your degree.

Graduate Program Curriculum

Foundation Courses (0-15 credits)

The Foundation courses are for students who have limited or no previous background in the field of information systems or computing. A student with a bachelor’s degree in computing may be able to waive some or all of the Foundation. For others, some or all of the following courses may be waived upon advisement.

IS 612Object Oriented Concepts and Development

3 credits

IS 613Database Management Systems

3 credits

IS 617Information Systems Principles

3 credits

IS 623Information Systems Design and Development

3 credits

IS 632Business Telecommunications

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-15

Suggested Career Paths (9 credits)

It is recommended that students choose a sequence of at least three courses that constitute a career path. Suggested career paths include:
Security and Information Assurance
Choose three (3) from the following:
IS 639Information Systems Planning and Policy

3 credits

IS 641Information Security and Controls

3 credits

IT 603Overview of Information Security

3 credits

IT 660Network Security

3 credits

IT 662Web and Internet Security

3 credits

IT 664Computer and Internet Forensics

3 credits

Telecommunications Management and Technologies
(prerequisite: IS 632)

Choose three (3) from the following:
IS 635Distributed Information Systems

3 credits

IS 650Telecommunications Management

3 credits

IS 652Telecommunications Policy and Environment

3 credits

IS 654Cases in Telecommunication Systems

3 credits

IT 662Web and Internet Security

3 credits

Database Management and Technologies
(prerequisite: IS 613)

Choose three (3) from the following:
IS 664Database Programming

3 credits

IS 665Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Visualization

3 credits

IS 667Database Design and Development of Web Applications

3 credits

IT 662Web and Internet Security

3 credits

Health Information Systems

Complete two Public Administration Courses (PAA) and one Information Systems (IS) course as follows:

One of the two PAA courses is required and will be determined by the department.  

You may select one PAA course and one IS course from the following, including new IS 690 Special Topics courses  IS 690R or IS 690S:

PAA 602Organization Theory and Management

3 credits

PAA 604Budgeting and Financial Analysis

3 credits

PAA 650The United States Health Care System

3 credits

PAA 652Health Policy Studies

3 credits

PAA 661Hospital and Health Services Administration

3 credits

PAA 662Health Planning

3 credits

PAA 666Health Care Economics

3 credits

IS 637Information Systems Project and Change Management

3 credits

IS 665Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Visualization

3 credits

IS 668Visualizing Information Systems: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

IS 690TTopic: From Telemedicine to Telehealth: Opportunities for IT and Collaboration

3 credits

Recommended Electives (15-30 credits)

Students may choose from among any of the recommended electives. Electives may be taken at any time during the student’s course of study, provided prerequisites are satisfied.

Students can take up to 2 non-IS graduate-level Seidenberg or Lubin MBA Foundation courses as Elective courses, with approval of Academic Advisor or Department Chair.

IS 620Information Systems and Organizational Strategy

3 credits

IS 631Operating Systems Principles

3 credits

IS 636Introduction to Multimedia Theory and Applications

3 credits

IS 637Information Systems Project and Change Management

3 credits

IS 639Information Systems Planning and Policy

3 credits

IS 641Information Security and Controls

3 credits

IS 647Legal Issues in Information Systems

3 credits

IS 648Cyber and Professional Ethics

3 credits

IS 654Cases in Telecommunication Systems

3 credits

IS 660STopic: Interface Design for Web Applications

3 credits

IS 662Issues in Information Systems

3 credits

IS 665Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Visualization

3 credits

IS 668Visualizing Information Systems: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

IS 671Strategies for e-Commerce Technologies

3 credits

IS 673Managerial Issues in Information Systems

3 credits

IS 675Customer Relationship Management: Process and Technologies

3 credits

IS 692Research Project Seminar

3 credits

IS 694Managing Information Technology Outsourcing

3 credits

IT 603Overview of Information Security

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-30
Total Credits: 30

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