Master of Science in Administration Information Resource Management Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective:  Designed to enable students to develop a comprehensive management approach to the introduction of information systems in an organization, in order to ensure that the information technology solution which is chosen will be the one deemed most appropriate.

 

Degree Requirements

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

Concentration Requirements

 

15-18 credits

BIS 601

Management Information Systems OR

3

CPS 603

Computer Information Systems

3

BIS 630

Systems Analysis and Design OR

3

CPS 510

Software Systems Engineering

3

BIS 634

Information Resources Management

3

BIS 635

Business Systems Applications OR

3

CPS 612

Software Project Management

3

Specialized Courses

 

3-6 credits

COM 560

Communication and Social/Organizational Change

3

IET 524

Technology and Environment

3

PSC 514

American Public Policy Making

 

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with academic advisor

0-6 credits

 

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Testimonial
Boonsiree
"The coursework in the Human Resource Administration concentration has provided me the knowledge necessary for my future career." - Boonsiree Prasit, MSA Student
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