MBA: Information Systems Specialization
The MBA in Information Systems specialization provides students with an academic curriculum focused on creating value with information. An information system (IS) is a reliably, repeatable way to create value with information. In times past, organizations used IS to boost their productivity. In today’s knowledge economy, the information system is the business. This specialization prepares a leader to understand and improve an organization’s ability to protect and to optimize the return on its intellectual capital. It will examine how an organization can use its information and information systems to enhance its offerings and to gain sustainable strategic advantages.
MBA Course Requirements
The MBA requires a 30‐48 unit program of study that consists of 5 major components – a core of basic business courses, theme courses, courses in the specialization, electives, and a culminating experience course. For additional course information please refer to the MBA Curriculum page.
MBA in Information Systems Specialization Course Description
The Information Systems specialization is a total of 12 units, as follows:
Choose ONE of the following courses (3 units)
|MIS 688 – Information Systems in Organizations*|
|MIS 691 – Decision Support Systems*|
*Offered each semester
Choose at least THREE of the following courses (9 units)
|MIS 620– E-Business Infrastructure**||MIS 705 – Communication Strategies**|
|MIS 686 – Enterprise Database Management** (formerly Database Management Systems)||MIS 749 – Business Analytics **|
|MIS 687 – Business Data Communication** (formerly Data Communication and Distributed Data Processing)||MIS 750 – Strategic Project Management**|
|MIS 688 – Information Systems and strategies in Organizations (formerly Information Systems in Organizations)||MIS 752 – Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning*** (currently Seminar in Supply Chain Planning and Control)|
|MIS 691 – Decision Support Systems*||MIS 755 – Information Systems Security Management**|
|MIS 695 – Information Systems Development*|
|MIS 697 – Project Planning and Development** (formerly Information Systems Development II)|
*Offered each semester
**Offered once each year
***Offered every other year
NOTE: Students are responsible to verify prerequisite requirements for the courses
MIS 688 (Information Systems & Strategies in Orgs) is a recommended elective for all MBA students. This class counts towards the MBA in Information Systems specialization, and can also count towards the remaining electives students need to complete if not taken as a part of the required specialization classes.
Note: This information is intended for prospective students or those who entered the
MBA in Information systems specialization program in Fall 2014 or later.
Students admitted to the MBA program in the Fall of 2013 or earlier should refer to the information contained in the Information Systems POS Worksheet instead of this page.