Master of Information Strategy, Systems & Technology

MISST Course Descriptions

 

Your Journey Starts Here

INFR 617 Foundations of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology (3 credits)
Your journey begins by exploring MISST’s innovative learning design. Focusing on leadership, financial analysis, technology and emotional intelligence, you will gain the fundamental knowledge, skills and perspectives that you will develop and use throughout the program, equipping you to be an effective self-directed learner and an influential leader in the 21st century.

INFR 521 Team Problem Solving & Collaboration (3 credits)
You will be introduced to MISST’s distinctive project-based learning approach while addressing authentic 21st-century challenges that bridge business and technology. Gain knowledge and learn techniques to strengthen your collaboration, persuasive communication, presentation and critical thinking skills.

 

PROJECT-BASED TEAM COURSES

INFR 512 Information Systems Value Management (3 credits) 
Learn how to align information systems with business strategy. Explore the many facets of delivering business value while understanding how information systems pose both opportunities and threats. You will discover the importance of creativity and innovation, as well as recognize the need for discipline and structure as you research and recommend frameworks and tools. 

INFR 513 Intelligent Systems (3 credits)
Explore the current and growing impact of cognitive technologies - artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, the Internet of Things – on the strategies, products, services, and work of an organization.

INFR 514 Business Strategy (3 credits) 
Learn about the critical role strategy plays in creating business value. Through a case study, you will apply learning as you analyze an industry, explore the relationship between strategy and leadership, conduct a SWOT analysis, identify dimensions of competition, and propose a strategy for creating new business value.  

INFR 515 Business Agility (3 credits) 
Understanding that agility – the ability to effectively respond and adapt in a dynamic environment – is key to success in the 21st century, you will learn and gain a deeper understanding of the agile principles used by organizations to improve processes. A retrospective look at principles first created in the software development industry are explored and you will be challenged to apply these principles, in your own context, to improve performance. 

INFR 516 Enterprise Architecture (3 credits) 
Gain understanding and develop skills to think both critically and holistically as you explore the use of enterprise architecture as an analytical methodology and tool to align information system solutions to an organization’s strategies. You will research and study high-level approaches and techniques for developing and implementing enterprise architecture. 

INFR 517 Data in the Enterprise (3 credits) 
Learn how the role of data is evolving in the 21st century. From monitoring and managing work to analyzing and driving decision-making to understanding how “Big Data” is shifting how data is used to provide value, you will gain understanding of how to strategically use data to remain competitive. 

INFR 518 The Next Decade (3 credits) 
In the 21st century the only constant is change. Examine the future of work by exploring forces that impact and change it. Understand the opportunities and risks of emerging technologies. Through innovative thinking, learn to identify 21st –century knowledge and skills you will need to effectively anticipate and adapt to the impact of change on both your organization and career. 

 

SELF-DIRECTED COURSES

INFR 618 Information Technology Fundamentals (3 credits) 
Under the direction of a faculty member you will deliver a project in which you will develop and demonstrate understanding of information technology issues with respect to computer networks or cyber security.

INFR 625 Individual Studies (3 credits)
Working jointly with a faculty member you will deliver a project in which you define, develop and demonstrate your learning related to information strategy, systems and technology through agreed learning objectives and a plan for achieving, and assessing your learning.

 

FINISH

INFR 630 Capstone: Applied Information Strategy, Systems, and Technology (3 credits) 
You are ready to apply your MISST learning to an authentic workplace problem involving information strategy, systems and technology as your capstone project. Working jointly with a faculty member, you will present your proposal along with assessment guidelines for approval to begin your final project. 

 

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