Information Systems and Technology

For general master’s degree requirements at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, see: www.rackham.umich.edu/policies/academic_policies/

 Specific requirements of the program are described below.

Admission

Admission to the program as a regular student requires a BS in engineering, a physical science, computer science, applied mathematics, business administration, or liberal arts earned from an accredited program with an average of B or better. An applicant with a lower GPA may be granted conditional/probationary admission consistent with Rackham guidelines. Each applicant will be required to present a complete transcript of prior college work. An entering student should have already completed at least a course each in computer programming, such as  C++ or Java and data structures. Deficiencies in prerequisites may be made up after entering the graduate school; however, credits received in courses elected to make up the deficiencies do not count towards a degree.

Two  letters of recommendation with at least one from someone familiar with the candidate’s academic performance are also required for admission.

Degree Requirements

The degree MS in IS&T requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Advanced Standing

Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution as specified in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies regulations. Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from U-M/non-Rackham departments and programs (including Dearborn and Flint).

Specific Course Requirements

The program of study must satisfy the following distribution and course requirements:

Core Courses

IMSE 556Database Systems3
or CIS 556 Database Systems
IMSE 570Enterprise Information Systems3
IMSE 5725Object Oriented System Design3
or CIS 572 Object Oriented Systems Design
Total Credit Hours9

Concentration (15 credit hours)

Six concentration areas exist in the program. Five of the concentration areas are identified below while the sixth is an individual concentration that student develops jointly with the Program Advisor. Each concentration area includes one concentration core course (3 hrs), one cognate course (3 hrs) selected from one of the four remaining concentration areas in the program, and three concentration electives (9 hrs)

Area 1: Information Management Applications

Concentration Core
IMSE 5715Modeling of Int Info Syst3
Concentration Electives
ACC 505Devel & Interp Financial Info3
HRM 561Human Resource Management3
IMSE 515Fundamentals of Program Mgt3
IMSE 516Project Management and Control3
IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3
IMSE 564ABAP/4 Programming3
IMSE 5755Bus Proc Int using Entrpr Tech3
IMSE 586Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn3
MKT 515Marketing Management3

Area 2: Supply Chain and Information Systems Design 

Concentration Core
IMSE 5655Supply Chain Management3
Concentration Electives
IMSE 538Intelligent Manufacturing3
IMSE 559System Simulation3
IMSE 5715Modeling of Int Info Syst3
IMSE 580Prod & Oper Engineering I3
IMSE 581Prod & Oper Engineering II3
CIS 544Computer and Network Security3

Area 3: Information Security and Quality

Concentration Core
CIS 544Computer and Network Security3
Concentration Electives
IMSE 5715Modeling of Int Info Syst3
CIS 527Computer Networks3
CIS 546Securty&Privacy Wireless Ntwk3
CIS 548Sec and Priv in Cloud Comp3
CIS 553Software Engineering3
CIS 565Software Quality Assurance3
CIS 568Data Mining3
or ECE 537 Data Mining

Area 4: Web Information Management

Concentration Core
CIS 562Web Information Management3
Concentration Electives
CIS 525Web Technology3
CIS 527Computer Networks3
CIS 534Semantic Web3
CIS 559Prin of Social Netwk Science3
CIS 568Data Mining3
or ECE 537 Data Mining
IMSE 577User Interface Des & Anlsis3
or CIS 577 S/W User Interface Dsgn&Analys
CIS 550Obj-Oriet Prog and Its Applic3
CIS 571Web Services3
CIS 586Advanced Data Management3

Area 5: Information Systems Engineering

Concentration Core
CIS 586Advanced Data Management3
Concentration Electives
CIS 527Computer Networks3
CIS 568Data Mining3
or ECE 537 Data Mining
CIS 544Computer and Network Security3
CIS 553Software Engineering3
IMSE 5715Modeling of Int Info Syst3
IMSE 577User Interface Des & Anlsis3
or CIS 577 S/W User Interface Dsgn&Analys
CIS 578Advanced Operating Systems3
CIS 562Web Information Management3
CIS 550Obj-Oriet Prog and Its Applic3
CIS 575Software Engineering Mgmt3

Electives (6 credit hours)

Other CIS, ECE, IMSE and business graduate courses may be taken per advisor approval.

A thesis may be substituted for six hours of electives, on approval by the program director.