2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.)

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The Master of Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.) program prepares students for leadership in the creation and management of information systems, processes, and services that meet organizational needs. The curriculum integrates technical and business knowledge and skills, preparing students to work across organizational and disciplinary boundaries. The curriculum also provides students with the perspectives and skills they need to manage the development and delivery of information solutions that integrate contributions across a complex distributed supply chain. Students’ knowledge and skills are developed through hands-on practice in a collaborative, project-oriented environment in a context of legal, ethical, professional, and social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

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

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


Specialization courses must be taken in the order they are listed.

Degree Requirements (All specializations except Health Informatics and Project Management)

  • 33 total semester credit hours
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Degree Requirements (Health Informatics and Project Management specializations only)

  • 33 total semester credit hours
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) 



Core Curriculum

Core Courses (24 sem. cr.)

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
1 NSEI 6701 - Managing the IT-Enabled Enterprise 3 sem. cr.
NSEI 6712 - Business Architecture and Process 3 sem. cr.
2 NSEI 6110 - Software Architecture 3 sem. cr.
NSEI 6301 - Information System and Service Analysis and Design 3 sem. cr.
3 NSEI 6112 - System and Service Architecture 3 sem. cr.
NSEI 6721 - Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems 3 sem. cr.
4 NSEI 6511 - Information Systems Project Management 3 sem. cr.
NSEI 6561 - Service and Sourcing Management 3 sem. cr.
5 Specialization course 1 3 sem. cr.
Specialization course 2 3 sem. cr.
6 Specialization course 3 OR Capstone course 3 sem. cr.


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