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  • Thinking ahead, means thinking big

    unionky.edu/online For more information: Division of Online & Graduate Studies 606.546.1620 [email protected]

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    For more than 135 years, Union College has inspired people to think ahead and think big. While we are not a community college, we are a college for the community. If you are thinking big about your future, we want to introduce you to our Division of Online and Graduate Studies.

    THE UNION COLLEGE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (MS ISM) IS A 30-HOUR (10 COURSE) PROGRAM OFFERED TO STUDENTS IN A DELIVERY MODE THAT IS COMPLETELY ONLINE. CLASSES ARE COMPLETED ON EIGHT- WEEK SCHEDULES, AND CAN BE COMPLETED IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS. THE PROGRAM OF COURSEWORK INCLUDES 12-HOURS OF CORE MANAGEMENT COURSEWORK AND 18- HOURS OF DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COURSEWORK.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: • SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF REQUIRED PROGRAM

    COURSES, ONLY 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS - WE WILL ACCEPT UP TO 6 TRANSFER CREDITS INTO THE PROGRAM FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

    • MINIMUM 2.5 GPA TO APPLY - 3.0 GPA TO GRADUATE • MUST APPLY FOR GRADUATION THE SEMESTER PRIOR TO

    COMPLETING PROGRAM • MUST HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE FROM A REGIONALLY

    ACCREDITED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

    ONLINE MS ISM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    August, 2018

  • unionky.edu/online For more information: Division of Online & Graduate Studies 606.546.1620 [email protected]

    CORE MANAGEMENT COURSES (12 HOURS)

    BUAD 500 MANAGERIAL AND LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an organization, whether a full company, department, division, or other strategic business unit within an existing organization by getting the right things done through teams of people. It addresses the common management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

    BUAD 600 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND TEAMWORK This course responds to the increasing need for cooperative skills in concurrent design and engineering projects, interdepartmental committees, quality circles, self-managed work teams, and relationship selling. Self-awareness is the foundation of group dynamics. Areas to be covered include: individual differences; personality; emotional intelligence; learning; ethics; decision making; and motivation. Group dynamics is understood to be a pillar of organizational success. Areas covered include: communication; group dynamics; leadership; trust; power; and change. Both experiential and theoretical approaches are used to deepen understanding.

    BUAD 650 BUSINESS ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY A study of selected contributions in political theory and how they contribute to an analysis of public policy on the role of ethical implications of administrative activity, and provides a theoretical framework within which responsible decisions can be made. It relates the ethical considerations and legal principles to the organization’s responsibility to society.

    BUAD 665 STRATEGIC DECISIONS Effective organizations strategically design their mission, vision, structure, and operations to anticipate and respond to external threats, opportunities, and conditions. This course explains how organizations formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies that help ensure their sustainability and profitability. Students are required to present an oral and written case study relating to a present Fortune 500 company, describing the past, present, and future organizational challenges and to recommend effective, productive actions along with an action plan for implementation.

    DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC COURSES (18 HOURS)

    ISM 610: INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN This graduate level course focuses on the design of computer- based information systems to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the development and implementation of organizational strategy. Key topics include the control/evaluation of organizational activities and decision support systems designed for modern organizations.

    ISM 620: INFORMATION SYSTEMS INFRASTRUCTURE This graduate level course focuses on information systems infrastructure. Key topics include architecture, operating platforms, database systems, data storage, networking, wired and wireless transmission.

    ISM 630: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY This graduate level course focuses on knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools in the domain of information technology security. Key topics include threat management, risk diagnosis, and accountability.

    ISM 640: LEGAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION SECURITY This graduate level course examines covers information systems laws and regulations. It includes techniques for investigating information systems related crimes, gathering evidence, and developing incident reports.

    ISM 650: INFORMATION SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROL The graduate level course focuses on the three primary security principles: availability, integrity and confidentiality. Key topics include the mechanisms used to control what resources an entity can access, and the extent of the entity’s capabilities to interact with the resource.

    ISM 660: INFORMATION SYSTEMS RISK MANAGEMENT This graduate level course provides a methodology to identify an organization’s information systems assets, the proper way to determine the necessary level of protection required, and techniques for developing budgets for information systems implementations.

    ONLINE MS ISM PROGRAM:

    ADMISSIONS PROCESS: • Complete an application form • Provide official transcripts of all attempted credit from

    previously attended colleges and universities • Provide 2 letters of Recommendation • Provide Statement of Goals and Objectives • Complete a signed curriculum contract

    TUITION: Application Fee $0 GR Online $340 per credit hour Graduation Fee $50

    FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is available for individuals admitted as degree- seeking students. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin. The awarding process may take as long as six weeks from the time of initial application. For more information: www.unionky.edu/FAFSA or contact the Financial Aid Office at 606-546-1220 or e-mail us at [email protected]

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