Monmouth University Offers New Master of Science in Information Systems Degree Program

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2/7/2014

Starting in Fall 2014, Monmouth University will offer a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), a unique degree program that educates students on how to apply computing technology to business programs. With courses offered through the School of Science and the Leon Hess Business School, the MSIS prepares students for employment in the Information Technology (IT) sector at a management level.

"Monmouth's new Master of Science in Information Systems program will prepare graduates for leadership roles in today's high-tech business environment," said Thomas S. Pearson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 800,000 new information systems jobs are expected in the U.S. by 2016, with average salaries of $71,260.

"The need for information systems jobs is growing rapidly," said Michael A. Palladino, dean of the School of Science. "Graduates from the program will learn valuable skills required for 21st century business needs and can fill important business positions, such as system analysts, software project managers, and information technology operations managers."

An "information system" is a bridge between computing and business; it supports business operations and management. In business today, the use of technology not only improves decision-making, but it also enables businesses to streamline their operations and compete more effectively in the marketplace. As a result, the management of information systems is an integral part in virtually every business unit from healthcare and high-technology to restaurants and retail.

The MSIS is an applied program that brings together the fields of management, computer science, and software engineering. Students take traditional face-to-face classes, as well as hybrid classes (classroom meetings alternated with online instruction), and can pursue the program on a full-time or part-time basis. To be qualified for both business and other operationally oriented organizations, students take classes that involve business management, managing the workforce, technology, and project management.

The MSIS also allows students to gain full and thorough training in information systems, which can be used as a basis for pursuing certifications such as the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional), and CSDP (Certified Software Development Professional).

For more information, contact MSIS Program Director James McDonald at 732-571-4468 or jamesmc@monmouth.edu.


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