MBA Information Systems Specialization

 

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences

The program is for professionals seeking to improve their skills in managing people and organizational systems. It is designed to build skills in leadership, team building and motivation of the workforce. The program builds knowledge of how business strategy affects organizational interaction with the marketplace and how to structure the workplace to enhance organizational growth and productivity.

Managing data and information has become crucial to the operation and decision-making of every business, thus is the focus of our curriculum for the Information Systems specialization. This curriculum allows students to explore both technical and managerial issues on these topics under the guidance of our faculty members who are experts in data and information management.

Contact Dr. Yoon, department chair, at (973) 443-8870 or e-mail yoon@fdu.edu for further information.

 

Career Opportunities in Information Systems

MBA students with a specialization in information systems will find their degree of value to a wide range of firms operating in today's global environment. A report by the McKinsey Global institute in 2011 projected that the US needs 140,000 to 190,000 more workers with deep analytical experience and 1.5 million more data-literate managers.

MBA students specializing in IS can perform the following broad roles within an organization:

  • systems analyst
    • addressing information systems issues, and developing systems;
  • supporting expert
    • helping to align corporate and information system strategies;
  • agent of change
    • determining optimal strategies to manage the change introduced by novel information technologies which affect structures, tasks, and people within an organization.

 

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

 

Specialization Requirements (10 credits)

Required Courses

  • MIS6716 E-Commerce Principles and Technologies
  • MIS6721 Database Management for Business
  • MIS6836 Business Intelligence for Managers
  • MIS6841 Information Security Management

Elective (choose one)

  • MIS6800 Graduate Independent Study
  • MIS7131 Business Information Systems Development
  • MIS7236 Data Mining
  • MIS7341 Accounting Information Systems
  • MIS7356 Strategic Information Systems
  • MIS7671 Information Systems Project