The MISST program is built on a foundation of learning outcomes, developed by seasoned
business and academic leaders, designed to help you develop a broad and integrated
set of abilities that include communications, project management, and leadership
skills. These crucial skills are honed within courses drawn from the fields of business
and information systems. Personal effectiveness is also nurtured through greater
awareness of positive professional and ethical behaviors.
MISST instructors focus on seeing you successfully “working at the interface
of business and information technology.” Under the direction of experienced
business and information systems faculty, you will develop the skills to communicate
effectively in both environments and perform at the level at which business strategic
decisions are made.
The MISST program develops your skills to form, participate
in, and lead high performance teams. Through team-based, project-based courses you
master the skills of authentic leadership. You will learn to facilitate analysis
and decision-making using a variety of individual and group techniques.
The core body of knowledge of the MISST program
is the role of information technology in the development and implementation of a
business strategy. This core body of knowledge includes:
- How business strategy is formed
- The importance of business strategy to business
- How business strategy impacts and is impacted by information technology
- How to
convert strategic objectives into reality through the practice of project management
Ultimately, you will learn to utilize existing competencies and learn new ones that
aid you in formulating business strategies and developing system designs that balance
conflicting requirements. As a graduate of the
MISST program, you will possess a set of capabilities that will provide for a productive
and satisfying career bridging the worlds of information technology and business
Students will develop an understanding of the technologies that serve as the foundation for the efficient and effective execution of business processes to achieve an organization's goal. MISST will engage participants in discovering and using leading edge technologies through hands-on exercises. Students will develop skills to select and implement innovative and forward-leading technologies as well as develop an understanding of emerging technology concepts that will provide a competitive strategic advantage to the organization.