TECHNOLOGY LEADS THE WAY.

Your tech expertise already makes you uniquely qualified to bring a new perspective to the executive management level. Now you need to sharpen your leadership skills to bring competitive enterprise advantages to your organization. Help your company — and yourself — use technology to excel.

Our information systems degree allows you to develop your technical skills while preparing to take your Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)  exam. That can help save you time and money. We also help you develop the leadership skills that will prepare you for hybrid management roles that leverage your expertise in emerging technology to adapt operations at the organizational level.

*The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has certified that Strayer University’s security curriculum has been reviewed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee (IACE) and determined that it meets national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators, NSTISSI No. 4011 and 4013

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Tailor your on campus or online master’s degree in information systems with one of six functional concentrations, including Computer Forensic Management and Computer Security Management

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Take your courses online, on campus or both. Learn more about studying online and at a college campus near you.

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Our degrees can help the lay the foundation for your continued education.

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Learn to design, implement, and manage systems with portability, scalability and interoperability. Strengthen your planning and communication skills, and deepen your awareness of business functions and technical operations. Empower yourself for a successful career in this rapidly growing field.

 

 

Information Systems

Learn how our curriculum combines an IT degree with certification exam preparation.

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A Degree With a Difference

Nearly 87% of Strayer master’s degree recipients responding to our survey said their degree had an impact on them meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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Master of Science in Information Systems

IT Project Management

ADVANCE YOUR EXPERTISE:

Enhance your theoretical and practical foundations in IT project management
Prepare yourself for a broad range of high-level responsibilities, including developing strategic, corporate IT projects and plans
Create IT project integration plans, activities and schedules for applications
Learn to maintain applications and interact with internal and external partners
Apply the concepts of risk management in a project context to develop an appropriate risk management plan as a key element of the project management process
Conduct a quantitative analysis of project risks and opportunities, including the triggering events
Describe the role and required leadership attributes of Agile coaches
Compare and contrast the frameworks, standards and guidelines for managing software projects
Explain the use of process frameworks for developing technology-based systems
Compare and contrast traditional with iterative software project management and development process models
Compare and explain the frameworks, standards and guidelines for product foundations
Explain the planning process for software project management and prepare project estimates
Explain the methods of creating, measuring and controlling work products and work processes
Use project management software to optimize the IT project management process

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BUS 519-Project Risk Management

Apply risk management strategies to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks in order to ensure project success. Examine the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control.

CIS 525-Advanced Agile Project Management

Prerequisite: CIS 517
 

Explore advanced topics in implementing Agile project management and coaching techniques into an overall business strategy. Focus on leadership and coaching strategies in an Agile practice with topics including delivery frameworks, values, principles and practice.

CIS 554-IT Project Leadership Strategies

Prerequisite: CIS 517
 

Examine the techniques and frameworks for managing teams and leading software development projects. Study the software development methodologies, tools and techniques of software project management with emphasis on leadership qualities.

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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$2,325.00 per course (Full-Time), $2,325.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $1,800.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit graduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for graduate tuition rates.

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Graduate in 1.5 to 3 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 2 or more per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.5 years or fewer
Part-time 1 class per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3 years

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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Key Courses in Your Major

CIS 500-Information Systems for Decision Making

Examine the strategic use and trends of organizational information systems with emphasis on the application of information technology. Study key computing concepts in the strategic context in which information technology is used with emphasis on how information technology enables improvement in quality, timeliness and competitive advantage.

CIS 502-Theories of Security Management

Prerequisite: CIS 500

Explore current and emerging theories in security management. Topics include the policies, guidance, technologies and organizational concerns that security managers must address in leading and providing secure computing environments. Discuss topics such as access control, security architecture, cryptography and the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge.

CIS 505-Communication Technologies

Prerequisite: CIS 500 or CIS 512

Discuss trends and topics in computer communications. Use a balance of technical foundations and business practices to develop a managerial level of knowledge in data communications. Topics also include networking, distributed applications, network management, security and network operating systems.

CIS 510-Advanced Systems Analysis and Design

Get an integrated approach to system analysis and design processes. Explore advanced topics to evaluate and select system development methodologies and design system solutions. Focus on the role of effective interpersonal communication techniques and integration practices with users and user systems.

CIS 512-Advanced Computer Architecture

Examine the structure and operation of computers in the context of the enterprise solutions. Focus on strategies to select, deploy, integrate and administer platforms or components to support the organizations computing infrastructure. Topics include the framework and strategic trends essential to the administration of hardware; services provided by the operating system; and computer interaction.

CIS 515-Strategic Planning for Database Systems

Prerequisite: CIS 500 or CIS 512

Explore the concepts, issues, principles and techniques around managing organizational data resources. Topics include the strategic information requirements of organizations, modeling those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization and converting the conceptual data models into physical databases. Focus on the application and strategic use of database systems.

CIS 517-IT Project Management

Get a practical and theoretical foundation for applying project management techniques to Information Technology projects. The course puts a managerial emphasis on the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) knowledge areas, with practical application of project management tools and software to address information technology opportunities.

CIS 524-Computer Interaction and Design

Understand the concepts, theory and design behind human-computer interaction (HCI) to address organizational issues. Learn the practical principles and guidelines to develop high quality interface designs that users can understand, predict and control. Topics include a strategic and tactical assessment of expert reviews, usability testing, direct manipulation, menu selection and form design. Address current HCI topics with a balanced emphasis on mobile devices, Web and desktop platforms.

CIS 599-Graduate Information Systems Capstone

Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last;a grade of 'B' or higheris required.

Examine and address real-world projects and problems and apply project management techniques to create practical solutions. Take an integrative and senior management approach to address the integration of a broad range of technologies, including databases, security, networking, computer infrastructure and human computer interaction.

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