Program Overview

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Systems Management degree program at Robert Morris University prepares students for the challenges associated with the successful design, development, implementation and management of information systems.

Built on a strong foundation of information technology, the program provides a common body of knowledge and a flexible curriculum appropriate for students with varying backgrounds, skill levels and career goals. To help you to develop the knowledge and skills to work with and manage emerging technologies in business and professional settings, the program incorporates oral and written presentation skills, interpersonal skills, ethics, professionalism and business concepts.

The M.S. in Information Systems Management degree program satisfies the national information systems (MSIS 2000) standard. The program's uniqueness is derived from the integration of organizational and technological perspectives and from the opportunity to specialize in career tracks, including networking, e-commerce, multimedia, training and education, programming, and project management. An internship that provides real-world experience may be used to supplement the area of specialization.

Program Requirements

To be fully admitted to the M.S. in Information Systems Management degree program, you must meet all admission requirements and fulfill a set of prerequisite courses. These prerequisite courses can be satisfied by demonstrating a 'C' grade or better in an equivalent undergraduate course or by successfully completing the approved course(s) at RMU. In many cases, prerequisite courses may be completed concurrently with graduate-level coursework.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Accounting (or equivalent)
  • Six additional credits in business (or equivalent)
  • Principles of Information and Computing
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Any approved programming language

Students may choose to complete a waiver exam when available to fulfill program prerequisites if approved to do so by the department head or associate dean. The University does not provide any study materials to assist students in preparing for waiver exams. Students who select this option are expected to have a solid understanding of the principles covered on the exam. Students who do not possess knowledge in the required subject area should complete the approved course equivalent.

Questions concerning prerequisites should be directed to the Graduate Admissions Office at 412-397-5200.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of the required core of information systems courses (18 credits), an integration course (3 credits) and an area of specialization (9 credits).

Areas of specialization include networking, e-commerce, multimedia, training and education, programming and project management. For these specializations, you may select relevant graduate courses from the School of Communications and Information Systems or from other departments offering relevant graduate courses. All prerequisites for elective courses must be met.

IS Core Courses - 21 credits
COIS6215   Impact of New Technology  
COIS7479  Project Management in Communications and Information Systems 
INFS6010  Decision Support System Analysis and Design 
INFS6040  Management Information Systems 
INFS6220  Systems Analysis and Design 
INFS6230  Networking and Data Computing/Communication 
INFS6240  Database Management Systems 

Area of Specialization - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses in communications and information systems. You may also select other relevant graduate courses to fill these requirements if approved to do so.

Application Procedures

Students should submit the following credentials to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  1. A completed application and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Or apply online for free.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Two current letters of recommendation.
  4. A current resume.
  5. A brief essay outlining goals for the program.

Tuition

Tuition information can be found at Tuition Fees & Schedules.

Program Location

Offered in Moon Township.

Concentrations