Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM)

Master of Information Systems

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Why Choose Information Systems?

Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are increasingly relying on data to drive decision-making, increase productivity and profitability. This graduate program is designed for working professionals like you to help advance your career. This program is one year with flexible, convenient blended education approach. You will spend four weekends in on-campus residences and do the remaining coursework online.

The program focuses on a problem-solving approach to information management, using real-life experiences, case materials, and simulations taught by outstanding faculty and industry experts. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a Master of Information Systems will enhance your existing experience, help you achieve your goals, and advance your career.

Careers

The field of information systems management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who can implement and upgrade computer systems are vital to the economy. This master’s program prepares you for careers that require knowledge in systems analysis, business systems designs, and information technology management.

Our alumni work at:

  • CareSource
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Freight
  • DP&L
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • LexisNexis
  • Midmark
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • R&L Carriers
  • Seepex, Inc.
  • Sogeti
  • Speedway
  • Tata Consultant
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
  • WinWholesale
  • US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Positions our alumni have held:

  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Computer applications and systems analytics
  • Information technology management
  • IT operations analytics
  • Database management or administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer user support
  • IT support
  • Logistics analyst
  • Material planning manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Procurement manager
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Inventory control administrator
  • Supply chain business analyst

Rankings

 

U.S. News ranked Wright State’s online Master of Information Systems and Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs offered by the Raj Soin College of Business 19th among the 165 schools responding to the magazine’s surveys. The programs’ score of 82 ranked higher than those of such schools as Michigan State University, the University of Georgia and the University of Cincinnati. It marked the first time the programs ranked in the Top 20.

 

Real World Experience

Since our program is geared towards working professionals, classes are focuses on experiential learning with real-experiences, case materials, and simulations taught by faculty and industry experts. You will learn alongside other business peers and leaders as you take the concepts you learn and apply them to real-world situations. You will participate in a capstone project that teams you up with a business or community organization to solve a problem for them.

Academics and Curriculum

View Master of Information Systems program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.

Cohort Schedule

Dates are subject to change.

Fall 2017 Cohort: Program started in August 2017 and will complete in August 2018

Fall 2018 Cohort: Accepting applications.

Fall 2018 Cohort Tentative Schedule
Course Semester Hours Dates Term
Residency 1   Aug. 16–19, 2018 (Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.)  
Orientation   Aug. 16, 2018  
MIS 7900 - IS Capstone Project 1 Aug. 20–Dec. 9 Fall 2018
MIS 7000 - Information Systems Strategy 3 Aug. 20–Sept. 23   Fall 2018
MIS 7100 - Data-Driven Businesses and Organizations 3 Sept. 24–Oct. 28 Fall 2018
MIS 7200 - IS Project Management 3

Oct. 29–Dec. 9*

Fall 2018
       
Residency 2   Jan 4–6, 2019  (Fri., Sat., Sun.)  
MIS 7900 - IS Capstone Project 2 Jan. 7 –April 21 Spring 2019
MIS 7800 - Management of Technical Services 3 Jan. 7–Feb. 10 Spring 2019
MIS 7300 - Enterprise Data and Res Management 3 Feb. 11–March 17 Spring 2019
MIS 7400 - IT Outsourcing and Partnership 3 March 18–April 21 Spring 2019
       
Residency 3   April 26–28, 2019 (Fri., Sat., Sun.)  
MIS 7900 - IS Capstone Project 3 April 29–Aug. 11 Summer 2019
MIS 7500 - Business Process Management 3 April 29–June 2 Summer 2019
MIS 7700 - Information Assurance 3 June 3 –July 7 Summer 2019
MIS 7600 - Customer Relationship Management 3 July 8–Aug. 8 Summer 2019
       
Residency 4      
Presentations/Hooding   Tentative: Aug 16, 2019  

*Breaks:

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19–25, 2018
  • Winter Break: Dec. 10, 2018–Jan. 3, 2019
  • No Spring Break

Final Date for Capstones for Summer Degree: Aug. 23, 2019

Admission

We encourage you to apply early because class sizes are limited. To apply, you must have already graduated with an undergraduate degree and three or more years experience in management information science, technology, or a related field. If you are interested, apply online to the Graduate School and submit an application for the Master of Information Science program. You must submit transcripts from your bachelor degree and your grade point average will be considered. You must also submit three professional letters of reference. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required. Contact program Director Donald Hopkins donald.hopkins@wright.edu when you apply so that your application status can be tracked.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the program are determined by the University and the Raj Soin College of Business during the fiscal year prior to the program start date. The program provides many additional services and materials that are not normally provided for other graduate level students, thus we do not follow the basic tuition schedule for the University. The program fee schedule is as follows:

  • Ohio Residents: $29,335
  • Non-residents: $43,563

Tuition may increase in July 2018 for the Academic Year 2018 -2019.

A deposit in the amount of $500 is necessary to affirm your intention to participate as a graduate student in the program. This deposit is non-refundable deposit and will be applied toward the tuition of the first course of your program.

If your company is interested in sponsoring 3 or more students for the program please contact Mr. Donald Hopkins, Director at donald.hopkins@wright.edu for information on the special rates.

Tuition and fees include the following:

  • Full time enrollment to the University.
  • All course materials, including books, cases, articles, reviews, educational software, and other course materials designated necessary by the professor.
  • Full access to all University resources, including the library system, computer labs, campus mail service, and student athletic facilities.
  • On campus parking during the residency period.
  • Food and refreshments during regular residencies.
  • Administrative assistance concerning University requirements, including enrollment, registration, graduation petitions, grade reports, parking registration, and class schedules.
  • Communications support to help students complete group work assignments.
  • Guest speaker events, symposia, and lectures.
  • Alumni, social, and business networking events.

Corporate Assistance

Many Master's students obtain the financial support of their employers, and although this is encouraged, it is not a requirement for enrollment.

Payment Schedule

Students normally remit tuition payments at the beginning of each semester. Customized payment plans can be worked out in advance for students through the office of Financial Aid.

Financial Aid

Most of the students who enroll in the Master's program enjoy the financial support of their employers. Although, we do encourage all of our applicants to seek financial support through their employers, it is not a requirement for admission or enrollment. Students may choose to make tuition payments by check, credit card or they may apply for financial aid through the University.

Financial aid is available to most of the Master's students through the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 937.775.4000 for more information.

Program Outcomes

In this program, your work is focused on problem solving, student-focused experiences, and business or organization involvement. This master’s program is a one-year program requiring 33 credit hours. Six credit hours are dedicated to the extensive capstone project designed for the program by the sponsoring business or organization. The remaining credit hours are focused on advanced topics in information system design, development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications. This program will prepare you to work in supply chain management jobs and careers or to continue your education with another graduate or doctoral degree. 

 


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