The 40-credit MSMIT degree program tightly integrates core management disciplines and information technology which is increasingly necessary in today’s competitive global workplace. The 10-course curriculum consists of a ProSeminar, six required courses, two electives and a graduate capstone. Graduates are prepared to be business professionals, high tech managers and decision makers who are experts in information technology and problem solving along with skills to work in an environment of rapidly changing technological advances with a global diverse workforce.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

In addition, students must complete an additional 8 units of elective courses approved by the faculty advisor.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of the management & information technology curriculum & industry

Ability to describe the core knowledge in business management and information technology and the learning experience required to acquire the core knowledge. Understanding and application of research methods especially in the context of Internet technology. Ability to write basic, yet complete business plans, research papers and system design documents. Ability to describe the roles and impacts of business management and information in a multicultural society and global marketplace. Established literature survey habit in order to continuously update knowledge. Ability to utilize basic technology tools including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation tools, and searching and basic publishing on the Internet. Demonstrated fundamental leadership and communication skills

 Information system analysis and management

Understanding of the criteria and process for acquisition, development and evaluation of information systems. Understanding and application of formal methodologies to improve system planning, analysis and architecture design. Ability to conduct appropriate usability, reliability and efficiency tests on an information system. Ability to describe human-computer interaction issues and apply them in information system development and evaluation.

Electronic commerce system design and management

Understanding of the architecture of an electronic commerce system, including system hardware, system software, database system, online transaction and user interface. Understanding of how an electronic commerce system is developed, including timeline, essential personnel and appropriate software tools. Ability to describe and develop the essential components of an electronic commerce website. Ability to develop a basic, yet complete, electronic commerce system including a user-friendly and effective interface to customer and administrator; a well designed database system; and a set of programs that implement the business logic. Ability to describe the privacy, security and reliability concerns of an electronic system. Understanding of appropriate online business models and the ability to evaluate them.

Organizational behavior in knowledge-based firms

Understanding of such issues as leadership, employee motivation, personality differences, the design of jobs and organizations, organizational cultures, high-performance teams, performance appraisals, conflict management and negotiation techniques with special emphasis on knowledge workers whose jobs are designed around the acquisition and application of information.

Venture formation and financial strategy 

Ability to assess a firm's present and projected financial status and devise appropriate financing and financial management strategies, including tapping outside sources of capital.

Culminating experience

Ability to propose, design, implement, manage and present a significant project that contribute to the disciplines or the professions by adding to technical/professional knowledge or by providing an original application of technical/professional knowledge in the professional field (e.g. a field study, a project, applied research, or a professional article of publishable quality)