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Program Structure

Students pursuing a Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology degree will complete 54 credit hours in eleven courses over a two year period or part time to fit their personal and professional schedule. The focus of specific courses will be adapted to respond to emerging technologies and current issues affecting the business world.

The following are the MISST course descriptions:

INFR 617 Foundations of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology
An individual project that introduces the baseline of knowledge and skills that are the foundation of the MISST program. (6 credit hours)
 
INFR 521 Team Problem Solving and Collaboration
Participants work in teams to apply problem-solving techniques to an authentic organizational challenge involving strategy and technology. (3 credit hours)
 
INFR 512 Building the Business Case 
Participants work in teams to justify a business course of action by analyzing its feasibility along several dimensions including economic, cultural, technological and managerial. This includes analyzing the business environment, choosing a course of action and defending the choice in a presentation and in writing.  Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
 
INFR 513 Strategic Application of Technology 
Participants work in teams to evaluate the risk, feasibility, competitive impact, technological fit, and strategic fit of target technologies, and recommend a course of action to the leadership of an organization. They also will plan a project to implement the technology chosen.  Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
 
INFR 514 Strategic Vision 
Participants work in teams to develop a strategic vision for an enterprise. They analyze an enterprise’s competitive position identifying its key markets, core competencies and areas of competitive strength and weakness, looking for emerging new market opportunities and challenges to existing markets.  Based on this analysis, teams propose a strategic vision for the enterprise.   Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
  
INFR 516 Enterprise Architecture 
Participants work in teams to develop an enterprise architecture for an organization which is an efficient foundation for execution of the business’ strategic processes and a flexible foundation for the future agile development of new capabilities.  Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
  
INFR 517 Enterprise Systems  
Participants work in teams to assess and evaluate enterprise applications/systems - activities may include development of a business case, creation of a deployment plan, high-level design of a system, or implementation of an enterprise application. 
Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
  
INFR 518 Emerging Technologies
Participants work in teams to interpret both short- and long-term trends in technology, and to generate a forecast identifying these trends and their likely impact on an organization or industry. Prerequisites: INFR 617 & 521. (6 credit hours)
  
INFR 618 Workplace Team Practicum
An individual project providing practical experience in the activities and face-to-face interactions of a team.  Includes the observation, capture, and analysis of team activity and interactions over the course of a project.  Prerequisite: At least one of INFR 512, 513, 514, 516, 517 o r 518.  (3 credit hours)
  
INFR 619 Applied  Information Strategy, Systems, and Technology I
Participants apply their learning to a problem involving information strategy, systems and technology. The objectives of this project are defined by the faculty.  Participants then design the project and work independently under the supervision of faculty.  Prerequisite: INFR 618. (3 credit hours)
  
INFR 620 Applied Information Strategy, Systems, and Technology II
Participants apply their learning to a problem involving information strategy, systems and technology. The objectives of this project are negotiated between the participant and faculty.  Participants then design the project and work independently under the supervision of faculty.  Prerequisite: INFR 618.  (3 credit hours)

 

 

 

 
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