Santa Clara University

MSIS Program Information

MSIS Course Clusters

Courses in the MSIS program fall into four clusters:

Core business requirements (3 courses required)

The Core Business courses provide students with an understanding of the "context" in which information systems operate. Students acquire a basic knowledge of business and organizational requirements that enable them to understand how information systems are designed and successfully implemented.

ACTG 2301 Financial and Managerial Accounting
(3 units)

OMIS 2355 Computer-Based Decision Models
(3 units)

MGMT 2501 Building and Leading High-Performance Teams and Organizations
(3 units)

 

 

Core information systems knowledge (6 courses required)

Core Information Systems courses give students knowledge about the technical aspects of information system design and strategic issues around their use.

MSIS 2601 Object Oriented Analysis and Programming 
(3 units)
MSIS 2602 Information System Analysis and Design
(3 units) Cross-listed as OMIS 3372
MSIS 2603 Database Management Systems
(3 units) Cross-listed as OMIS 3366
MSIS 2604 Information Systems Policy and Strategy
(3 units) Cross-listed as OMIS 3378
MSIS 2605 Telecommunications and Business Networks
(3 units)
MSIS 2606 Software Project Management
(3 units)

 

Specialization (choice of 5 courses)

Electives offer students a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area. 

MSIS 2621 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
(3 units)
MSIS 2622 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
(3 units)
MSIS 2623 Financial Information Systems 
(3 units)
MSIS 2624 E-Business Technologies: Virtualization 
(3 units)
MSIS 2625 Information Security Management 
(3 units)
MSIS 2626 Computer Simulation Modeling 
(3 units)
MSIS 2696 Emerging Topics in IT Management
(3 units each course listed below)
  • MSIS 2696BD Big Data Modeling and Analysis
  • MSIS 2696WEB Web Programming
  • MSIS 2696DASH Dashboards, Scorecards and Virtualization
  • MSIS 2696CC The Business of Cloud Computing
  • MSIS 2696MP Innovations in Mobile Payments, Crypto-Currency and Cloud Based Transaction Security
  • MSIS 2696 Data Science Analysis with Python
OMIS 3357 Operations Management
(3 units)
OMIS 3374 Artificial Intelligence
(3units)
OMIS 3384 Supply Chain Management
(3 units)
OMIS 3388 Supply Chain Outsourcing
(3 units)
OMIS 2390 Integrated Product Development
(3 units)
MGMT 2504 Innovation in the Valley and Beyond 
(3 units)
MGMT 3538 Leading Teams and Projects 
(3 units)
IDIS 3612 Management of the High Technology Firms Seminar
(3 units)
IDIS 3700 Effective Business Communications 
(1 unit)
COEN 250 Information Security Management
(2 units)
COEN 252 Computer Forensics
(4 units)

 

Integration and application (4 courses required)

To complete the program, students develop perspectives on how information systems are actually designed and used, and how broad social and ethical questions must be considered in thinking about the use of such systems. Students will complete a major application project as part of this cluster. (4 courses)

MSIS 2641 Information Technology: Ethics and Public Policy 
(3 units)

MSIS Capstone Options

Option 1:
MSIS 2640 Industry Capstone Project Proposal 
(1 unit)
MSIS 2643 Industry Capstone Project II 
(3 units)
MSIS 2642 Industry Capstone Project I 
(2 units)
 

Option 2:
MSIS 2644 Master's Thesis
(6 units)

Option 3:
The Capstone Design Project Proposal
MSIS 2645 Capstone Project
(1 unit)
MSIS 2646 Capstone Design Project Project I
(2 units)
MSIS 2646 Capstone Design Project Project I
(2 units)
 



 
 
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