Semester Credits Required

Total credits: 40

Credits in residence at CSUMB: 32 (8 transfer credits maximum)

Outcomes, Courses, and Assessment

You officially begin the program by enrolling in BUS/ CST 600: Graduate Proseminar Graduate ProSeminar where you work with the instructor to create your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). That ILP maps out how you will achieve each of the Learning Outcomes designated below by successfully completing the listed courses or alternative assessment options plus two electives. You conclude the program by completing your Capstone, a publicly presented project that displays your cumulative learning. [Learn more at CSUMB.EDU/capstone].

Entry LO Overview of the management and information technology curriculum and industry including ~ 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

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 600: Graduate Proseminar Graduate ProSeminar

LO 1 Information system analysis and management including ~ 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

  • Complete both of the following: BUS/ CST 610: Web-Based Sys Anal & Design Information System Analysis and Design; BUS/ CST 670: DB Management:Methods&Applicat Database Management: Methods and Applications

LO 2 Electronic commerce system design and development including ~ 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

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 655: E-Commerce:Design & Dev Electronic Commerce: Design and Development

MSMIT LO 3 Electronic commerce system management and strategy including ~ ability to create a viable e-business plan by effectively evaluating electronic commerce opportunities in terms of costs and benefits ~ ability to prepare a marketing plan and budget for a company's product or service with applications of Internet marketing components ~ understanding of the traditional and new communication/marketing approaches that create competitive advantage in the new economy ~ insight on how to implement strategy in the new economy ~ fundamental understanding of the environment and strategies in the new economy ~ understanding of the metrics that new economy firms use to measure progress, customer satisfaction, and financial performance ~ ability to describe security and encryption in the context of electronic commerce ~ ability to examine the effects of new technology, mergers, and synergies on old and new economy platforms ~ skills in recognizing, analyzing, and resolving real-world ethical problems using diverse approaches to ethical decision making in the context of electronic commerce

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 640: E-Com:System Manage & Strategy Electronic Commerce: System Management and Strategy

MSMIT LO 4 Organizational behavior in knowledge-based firms including ~ 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

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 660: Org Behav in Knowl Based Org Organizational Behavior in Knowledge-Based Organizations

MSMIT LO 5 Venture formation and financial strategy including ~ 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

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 651: Venture Formation & Financ Venture Formation and Financial Strategy

MSMIT LO 6 Culminating experience including ~ ability to 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)

  • Complete: BUS/ CST 699: Graduate Capstone Graduate Capstone