2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)

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This program is not currently accepting new students.


The Master of Information Systems Management program integrates management and technical training to prepare students for IT-related senior management positions. After developing basic networking, programming, and database management skills in core courses, students learn to manage IT projects and teams across multiple organizations, develop business strategies that provide a competitive advantage, and secure information systems and assets. After completing the four core courses, students are eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems at no additional cost. Upon completion of the full program, students are prepared to design and lead the information systems, resources, and personnel that are critical to organizations’ effectiveness and success.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Design appropriate software system structures in response to application needs, organizational environment, and technical ecology.
  2. Make appropriate design choices based on system, service, and business process needs.
  3. Analyze social, legal, ethical, and professional issues in business and technical decision making.
  4. Employ best communication practices with business partners, users, customers, and third-party providers.
  5. Use sound evaluation practices to select appropriately among competing technologies and technical approaches.
  6. Manage business processes through analysis, design, and optimization in response to organizational needs.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits

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