Information Systems Management

Master of Science in Information Systems


With an online Master of Information Systems management you will:

  • Become a strong manager and decision maker in the technology domain
  • Develop key skill sets, such as risk identification, management and mitigation; disaster recovery planning; auditing; and computer incident response team creation
  • Describe the components of an effective organizational risk management program.
  • Describe techniques for identifying relevant threats, vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Describe concepts for implementing risk mitigation throughout an organization
  • Create a business continuity plan (BCP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization
  • Create a disaster recovery plan (DRP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization
  • Create a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) plan for an organization in a given scenario
  • Describe and apply the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) framework to perform IT Audits
  • Describe information technology general controls based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices
  • Describe the Internal Standards Organization (ISO) standards that apply to information technology
  • Describe and create an information technology disaster recovery plan


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July 6

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  • CIS 525 - Advanced Agile Project Management

    This course provides advanced topics in implementing Agile project management and coaching techniques into an overall business strategy. The course will focus on leadership and coaching strategies in an Agile practice with topics including delivery frameworks, values, principle and practice.

  • CIS 527 - IT Risk Management

    This course addresses the topic of risk management and how risk, threats and vulnerabilities impact information systems. Topics include how to assess and manage risk based on defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems, elements of a business impact analysis, business continuity plan and disaster recovery planning.

  • CIS 558 - IT Audit and Control

    This course focuses on establishing the framework to audit, secure and ensure internal controls in an information technology environment. Topics include the technical and professional issues in the context of technology-driven audits, security, privacy, business continuity, legislative and governance changes.


  • 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.


    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

    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.


You know that implementing emerging technology into the workspace is mission-critical to any business. Every company wants access to the latest and greatest tools — and when a business makes the investment necessary to upgrade, it is often, by its nature, a make-or-break proposition.

Use the power of IT to improve your company and your career when you earn your online master’s in information systems management at Strayer University.

Strayer’s Master of Science in Information Systems program provides a framework for understanding how the IT ecosystem 

— including audit and control, security access and control strategies, computer forensic planning, and more — impact the nature of information systems management.

The pace of IT innovation is only going to accelerate. An online Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Strayer University can make you one of the most valuable members of your company’s team.

Enroll in Strayer’s online master’s in information systems management today.



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