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    • 155 APPENDIX B: Graduate programs in Information Systems Technology and related fields
    • 156 Appendix B: Graduate Programs in Information Systems Technology and Related Fields Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments York University Schulich School of Specialization ―Operations Management and Information Systems General Concentration: Schulich’s program is a Business in Operations (formerly Management Science) at Schulich embraces 12.00 credits from among the following: traditional business program Management three distinct areas of study, all of which prepare which requires students to and graduates to help their organizations operate more MGMT 6700 3.00 Project Management complete a core business program Information efficiently and effectively. Specializations in this area MKTG 6050 3.00 Marketing Research - the completion of a Systems provide an understanding of operations and systems, the OMIS 6000 3.00 Models and Applications in Operational Specialization is optional, ability to deal with complex problems, and the Research introducing an area of study MBA management of information technology. Operations rather than providing a OMIS 6200 3.00 Quantitative Business Research and Analysis Management and Information Systems specialization comprehensive focus. OMIS 6350 3.00 Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling & http://mba.sch options are applicable to all sectors of the Canadian and Programming for Business ulich.yorku.ca/ global economies, including service industries, The Operations Management and ssb- manufacturing, resource industries, and public and OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management Information Systems extra/mba.nsf nonprofit sector organizations. OMIS 6560 3.00 Supply Chain Management and E-Commerce Specialization course offerings OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology have little significant overlap with Schulich graduates specializing in Operations OMIS 6710 3.00 Management Information Systems the courses in the MAIST Management and Information Systems can follow a OMIS 6720 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design program. wide range of career paths, including systems analyst, OMIS 6730 3.00 Management Issues in Office Information logistics analyst, information systems manager, Systems Schulich’s MBA program places operations analyst and operations manager. Graduate OMIS 6740 3.00 E-Business Technology far more emphasis on the students with an Operations Management and OMIS 6770 3.00 Manufacturing and Operations Strategy organizational implications and Information Systems background will often augment OMIS 6953 3.00 Project in Operations Management management issues in IT than the their training with courses from other areas such as OMIS 6955 3.00 Service Operations Management proposed MAIST program, which finance and marketing.‖ SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based integrates organizational issues Firms with business needs and advanced Three areas of study within the Specialization: knowledge of current information Operations Management Specialization in Management Information Systems systems technologies and Management Information Systems 9.00 credits from the following: applications. Quantitative Analysis OMIS 6710 3.00 Management Information Systems OMIS 6720 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design OMIS 6730 3.00 Management Issues in Planning, Implementing and Operating IT Systems
    • 157 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms 3.00 credits from the following: MGMT 6700 3.00 Project Management OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology OMIS 6740 3.00 E-Business Technology OMIS 6350 3.00 Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling and Programming for Business Specialization in Operations Management 9.00 credits from the following: OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology OMIS 6770 3.00 Manufacturing and Operations Strategy OMIS 6955 3.00 Service Operations Management SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms Faculty of Science Department of ―The Graduate Programme in Computer Science at York Thesis Option Admission to the program and Engineering Computer University provides a research intensive environment Five 3.00 credit courses and thesis requires an honours degree in Science and for the pursuit of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Our Computer Science or the Engineering faculty of 45 consists of a vital combination of junior Project Option equivalent, including a senior- and senior researchers, with expertise providing Seven 3.00 credit courses and project level course in the area of MSc in coverage of computer science that is both broad and theoretical computer science Computer deep. Particular areas of strength include, computer Graduate courses in three groups. Students must choose at least one course (which ITEC graduates may not Science vision, robotics, human computer interfaces, databases, from each group. have). networks and software engineering. Our students http://www.cse regularly present at major conferences, publish in top Theory of Computing and Scientific Computing .yorku.ca/grad/ journals and are successful in winning substantial COSC5101 3.0 Advanced Data Structures Computer Science and calendar.html# scholarships (e.g., NSERC, OGS, etc.). Our faculty and COSC5111 3.0 Automata, Computability and Complexity Information Technology are courses students maintain strong ties beyond our Department, COSC5290 3.0 Algorithms for Bioinformatics related but distinct academic including collaborations with major academic research COSC6111 3.0 Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis disciplines. Graduate programs in institutions from around the world as well as local and COSC6112 3.0 Parallel Algorithms Computer Science are typically
    • 158 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments international industry. Further, several faculty and many COSC6113 3.0 Computability oriented towards research that students are active in York's own Centre For Vision COSC6114 3.0 Computational Geometry leads to advances in Research, one of the preeminent centres in the world for COSC6115 3.0 Computational Complexity computational technologies and the study of vision, spanning and integrating approaches COSC6116 3.0 Advanced Computational Complexity. fundamental theories. Although from computer science, psychophysics and COSC6117 3.0 Theory of Distributed Computing the MAIST program contains a neuroscience. We encourage you to browse the web COSC6118 3.0 Combinatorial Optimization number of technical courses pages of individual faculty to get a better sense of the which can be found in typical COSC6121 3.0 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms quality and diversity of our research programmes.‖ Computer Science graduate COSC6211 3.0 Numerical Linear Algebra programs, it focuses on the COSC6212 3.0 Sparse Matrices Graduates with an honours degree in Computer Science configuration and the deployment or equivalent, with at least a B+ average in the last two COSC6221 3.0 Statistical Signal Processing Theory of information systems and the years of study, may be admitted as Candidates for the organizational implications of IT Masters program in Computer Science. In addition, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems in a variety of settings. those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a COSC5311 3.0 Logic Programming senior-level course in the area of theoretical computer COSC5323 3.0 Computer Vision science. COSC5324 3.0 An Introduction to Robotics COSC5325 3.0 Signals & Systems COSC5326 3.0 Topics in Artificial Intelligence COSC5331 3.0 Introduction to Computer Graphics COSC5351A 3.0 Human-Computer Interaction COSC6323 3.0 Advanced Topics in Computer Vision COSC6324 3.0 From Control to Actuators COSC6325 3.0 Mobile Robot Motion Planning COSC6326 3.0 Principles of Human Perception and Performance in Human-Computer Interaction COSC6327 3.0 Multimedia Communications: Coding Standards and Networking COSC6328 3.0 Speech and Language Processing COSC6329 3.0 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction COSC6330 3.0 Computational Pragmatics COSC6331 3.0 Advanced Image Synthesis COSC6332 3.0 Statistical Visual Motion Analysis COSC6333 3.0 Multiple View Image Understanding COSC6334 3.0 Image Sensor Technology
    • 159 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments COSC6335 3.0 Topics in Virtual Reality Systems: Software and Hardware COSC5421 3.0 Operating System Design COSC5422 3.0 Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems COSC5423 3.0 Programming Language Design COSC5424 3.0 Language Processors OSC5431 3.0 Mobile Communications COSC5441 3.0 Real-Time Systems Theory COSC5442 3.0 Real-Time Systems Practice COSC6411 3.0 Programming Logic for Complex Systems COSC6412 3.0 Data Mining COSC6421 3.0 Advanced Database Systems COSC6422 3.0 Parallel and Distributed Computing COSC6423 3.0 Parallel Computing on Networks of Workstations COSC6431 3.0 Software Re-Engineering COSC6441 3.0 Methods for Large-Scale Software Development COSC6442 3.0 Object Oriented Software Construction COSC5501 3.0 Computer Architecture COSC6501 3.0 Introduction to Parallel Computer Architectures COSC6502 3.0 Computational Aspects of VLSI Canada Athabasca School of AU's MSc IS program accommodates a diversity of Program completion requirements for the MScIS are dependent on the In contrast to the proposed University Computing educational credentials and professional work student’s academic credentials and professional-level work experience. MAIST, this program and experience with information technologies. Foundation Minimum 24 credits (eight, three-credit courses or five, three-credit courses accommodates a diversity of Information courses are designed to remediate shortcomings in plus an integrative technology project)/ maximum 39 credits (13, three- educational and professional Systems students' credentials and experience. Core courses are credit courses or 10, three-credit courses plus an integrative technology backgrounds, with degree designed to advance students' knowledge and skills in project) requirements depending on MSc in the basics of information systems. The elective career students’ academic credentials Information track component allows students to choose either an Students with the appropriate combination of academic credentials and and work experience. Systems information sytems specialization or an integrative, professional-level work experience can expect to complete the program in course-based route to program completion. under three years of part-time study. Students requiring the full As a Distance Education program, http://www.ath complement of foundation and core courses may need up to four years of the delivery of the program is abascau.ca/cal Offered through Distance Education. part-time study to complete the program. The MSc IS degee must be substantially different from the
    • 160 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments endar/grad/inf completed within five academic years. MAIST: no classes are held; o_systems.htm students work individually and l The MScIS program consists of three components: communicate with instructors via phone, email or Internet. Information Systems (IS) Foundations The IS foundations reflect a minimum level of prerequisite IS knowledge, and are required to prepare students for the IS core. COMP 501 New Systems Development Technology (3) COMP 503 Hardware and Software (3) COMP 504 Programming, Data and Object Structures (3) COMP 601 Survey of Computing and Information Systems (required for all students) (3) Information Systems IS Core The IS core is a consistent set of information systems core courses offered by all institutions granting similar credentials. The following IS core courses are required for all students: COMP 602 Enterprise Information Management (3) COMP 603 Analysis, Modeling and Design (3) COMP 604 Enterprise Computer Networks (3) COMP 605 Project Management for Information Systems (3) COMP 695 Research Methods in Information Systems (3) The following IS core courses may be selected as electives in either the Core or Career Track components: COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, Social Issues in Information Technology (3) COMP 610 Software Engineering (3) COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Systems (3) Carleton Dept. of The purpose of the program is to provide training in the The normal program comprises 4.0 credits and a 1.5 credit thesis. Unlike the proposed program, this University Systems and use and application of computers to those who have not Substantial work experience may permit students to replace thesis with 1.5 MSc is designed to provide Computer studied extensively in this field at the undergraduate credit courses, including a graduate project course. training in the use and application Engineering; level. The process of using the computer in problem- of computers to those who have
    • 161 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments School of solving is stressed. The program is flexible, though Course work may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. not studied extensively in the Math and individual concentrations are usually in one of three Thesis research normally requires full-time residence at the University. field at the undergraduate level. Statistics; broad areas: School of Computer applications in a particular field (e.g., Full-time students will normally complete the degree requirements in two While the concentration in Computer communications, energy systems) years and part-time students within four years. computer applications has some Science (Joint Algorithms and methodologies for solution of similarity to the MAIST, the other program) complex problems by computer (e.g., graph theory, concentrations (in algorithms and operations research, optimization, simulation and methodologies for complex MSc in modelling) problem solving by computers, Information Computer methods and technologies (e.g., and in computer technologies and Systems databases, software engineering, computer such as languages and software Science languages). engineering) illustrate the difference in focus of this http://www.car Close links are maintained with the scientific, industrial, program in comparison to the leton.ca/iss/ and technological communities, and an effort is made to MAIST. direct students to project work of current practical significance. Concordia Concordia MASc is a research thesis-oriented program; MEng is a MASc These degrees have a more University Institute for coursework-based program. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum specialized focus than the Information of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases. MAIST, preparing students to Systems Students will be introduced to issues such as IT security design, implement, analyze and Engineering ethics, privacy, digital copyright, licensing IT security Courses: Students must take the following 20 credits manage the security of applied products, import and export control regulations, INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography (4 credits) information systems. MASc or computer fraud and abuse, computer crime control, INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security (4 credits) MEng in national and international criminal codes, incident INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security (4 credits) Information handling, infrastructure protection and espionage laws, INSE 6140 Middleware and Application Security (4 credits) Systems privacy laws, business records, security forensics INSE 6150 Security Evaluation Methodologies (4 credits) Security The academic aim of the program is to prepare students Thesis. http://www.cii with the skills, knowledge, cutting-edge technologies, Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree se.concordia.c expertise and best practices to be security architects requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student's a/content/progr capable of designing, implementing, analyzing and independent work after admission to the program. am/program.ht managing the security of real-life information systems. ml
    • 162 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments MEng A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases. Courses. The breakdown of the 45 credits is as follows: INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security INSE 6140 Middleware and Application Security INSE 6150 Security Evaluation Methodologies Plus 20 credits of elective courses selected from the following areas: C04 - Software Systems and Languages E01 - Mathematical Methods E47 - Signal Processing E48 - Computer Engineering E63 - Project and Report E70 - Information Systems Engineering E71 - Computer Science Program Plus 5 credits for a project or an elective four-credit course and one-credit seminar course. All work for both degrees for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). The suggested schedule for M.A.Sc. is as follows: fall and winter terms will be dedicated to course work, followed by two or three terms for research and development in industry, culminating in one or two terms in the Institute for the writing and defence of the thesis. McGill University School of The Master of Library and Information Studies program Two academic years of study (48 credits). Normally taken full time; may be Unlike the proposed program, Information prepares graduates to work in a number of information pursued part time but must be completed within five years. McGill’s MLIS program is Studies environments. Three specializations enable students to entirely course-based, and focuses
    • 163 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments focus on specific academic areas: The following four courses are required of all MLIS students regardless of much more on information Master of specialization: management than on the Library and Archival Studies aims to manage records in all formats, GLIS601 Information and Society (3) technological aspects of Information to preserve and manage the larger cultural heritage. GLIS611 Research Principles and Analysis (3) information systems. Studies GLIS617 Information System Design (3) (MLIS) Knowledge Management (KM) aims to identify useful GLIS620 Information Agency Management (3) and relevant knowledge in a given organization, to http://www.gsl organize, merge and synthesize knowledge, and to Knowledge Management Specialization is.mcgill.ca/M transform tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge in The following four complementary courses must be completed by all MLIS LIS.htm order to foster efficiency through reuse of knowledge students specializing in Knowledge Management for a total of 12 credits. and/or to facilitate creativity and innovation. GLIS661 Knowledge Management (3) GLIS662 Intellectual Capital (3) Librarianship aims to select, organize, disseminate and GLIS663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3) preserve recorded knowledge. GLIS664 Communities of Practice (3) Plus 12-24 credits from amongst the following complementary courses: GLIS609 Metadata and Access (3) GLIS616 Information Retrieval (3) GLIS631 Systems Thinking (3) GLIS634 Web System Design & Management (3) GLIS638 Business Information (3) GLIS639 Corporate Information Centres (3) GLIS665 Competitive Intelligence (3) GLIS690 Information Policy (3) Plus up to 12 elective credits from amongst any complementary courses listed in any of the specializations. Royal Roads Faculty of The unprecedented pace of change and the critical need Courses: While such MBA programs University Management to leverage the full value of information and information BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part I of III) include courses on IT, their systems is a driving reality in the digital economy. BUSA 505 Environment of Business primary focus and perspective is MBA in Confronted by new competitive challenges and BUSA 510 Creative Leadership that of business management. Digital emerging market opportunities, organizations BUSA 515 Organizational Relations Technologies increasingly recognize the need to link specialist BUSA 524 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • 164 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Management technical expertise with strategic business skills. BUSA 520 Marketing Management BUSA 525 Financial & Managerial Accounting http://www.ro Royal Roads MBA program is designed for learners BUSA 530 Corporate Finance yalroads.ca/pr who have extensive workplace experience and BUSA 600 Research Methods ograms/faculti management background. BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part II of III) es-schools- BUSA 535 Sustainability centres/faculty Our MBA program enables people to work full-time and BUSA 540 Consulting Skills - earn their degrees at the same time. All of our MBA BUSA 546 Contract Law management/ specializations take two years to complete and combine DTMN 611 Managing the Digital Organization master- Internet-based online learning with three, three-week business- residencies. DTMN 615 Managing High Tech Projects administration/ DTMN 620 Decision Support Systems digtech-mba/ DTMN 625 Strategic Implementation for Digital Technologies Management BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part III of III) BUSA 550 Strategic Management BUSA 605 Global Issues in Management BUSA 695 Organizational Consulting Project BUSA 695 Organizational Consulting Project Simon Fraser Segal The Management of Technology MBA focuses on the Courses: While such MBA programs University Graduate business aspects of technology. It adopts a process view Financial & Managerial Accounting include courses on IT, their School of of organizations with a project management mindset. Managerial Economics primary focus and perspective is Business The program is a dynamic mix of solid academic theory Managing Technological Innovation that of business management. enhanced by practical experiences designed to mirror Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms MBA in challenging situations you'll face in the technology Marketing Technology-Based Products and Services Management business environment. Innovation and entrepreneurship Strategic Use of Information & Knowledge of Technology drive a curriculum that embraces change and challenges Business Operations Design students to learn new ways of framing problems and Leadership for the Technology Driven Enterprise http://www.sfu creating solutions. Project Management business.ca/mo t/ For technology professionals and emerging leaders with Managing Self and Others at least 2 years of work experience in the technology Ethics in the New Economy sector. The average age is 30. Product Management International Business 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time. Applied Finance
    • 165 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments MBA Applied Project
    • 166 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments University of Faculty of Information Systems combines the knowledge of The Masters of Information Studies (MISt) degree consists of 16 half- While the curriculum contains Toronto Information computing and communication technology with an courses; three core courses, four required courses, and nine elective some overlap with MAIST, its Sciences emphasis on the content of information systems and on courses. focus is less technical and the needs and behavioural patterns of the users of oriented more towards Master of information systems. Students will approach computer- Core Courses information management. Information based information problems from the perspective of the FIS1210H Information and its Social Contexts Studies information user. Graduates will design and administer FIS1230H Management of Information Organizations The MISt is also open to students databases, design software for information retrieval, FIS1240H Research Methods from a wide variety of http://www.fis. design and provide training and customer support for backgrounds, and is generally utoronto.ca/ind users, market information services and products, and Required Courses (in one of three areas of focus): entirely course-based. ex.php?option manage information services and systems. =com_content Archives and Records Management In contrast, York’s proposed &task=view&i Emphasize the need to study information systems from FIS1311H Information Technology Applications program is oriented towards d=75&Itemid= multiple perspectives, drawing on diverse foundational FIS1330H Archives Concepts and Issues graduates with a degree in ITEC 72 disciplines. On the design of technical systems, we FIS1331H Archival Arrangement and Description or related fields, and is an MA focus especially on user interactions, needs and program distinguished by its FIS1332H Archives Programs and Services requirements within a social organizational context, emphasis on graduate research, high-level architectural design, new media and with thesis and MRP options. Information Systems technologies, and policy and societal implications of FIS1340H Introduction to Information Systems technological change. FISS1341H Analyzing Information Systems Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, e.g. FIS1343H Introduction to Database Management and Design business, health care, accounting, public administration, law, engineering, the social sciences and humanities, Library and Information Science and of course information systems and computer FIS1310H Information Resources and Services science. FIS1311H Information Technology Applications FIS1320H Introduction to Bibliographic Control Full-time students take three or four courses per FIS1325H Online Information Retrieval semester. Part-time students take one or two courses per semester. Full-time students generally complete the Elective Courses program over two years (fall and winter terms). The Students complete nine elective courses; four of these courses have to be at program must be completed within six years. the 2000-level and five courses have to be MISt electives. A thesis option is available for students with a clearly defined project, equivalent to four elective half courses.
    • 167 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Department of Faculty at MIE conduct research in a wide range of The M.A.Sc. program requires successful completion of at least five This program has some similarity Mechanical cutting-edge fields, including bioengineering, artificial graduate half-courses (with a plurality of Mechanical and Industrial to the MAIST at the course level and Industrial intelligence, robotics, mechatronics, information Engineering courses) and successful defense of a Thesis at a M.A.Sc. oral (specifically the technical Engineering engineering, finance, aerospace, e-commerce, examination. Composition of the course program must be selected in courses) but is very different in environmental engineering and alternative energy, to cooperation with the student's academic Supervisor. scope and focus at the program MASc name a few. level. MEng M.Eng.: The program requires the completion of 10 graduate courses (or Research Areas include Applied Mechanics, Robotics, seven courses plus a project), either on a full-time or part-time basis. There http://www.mi and Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Computer is no financial support for this program. Registrants are generally Canadian e.utoronto.ca/ Aided Design and Materials Engineering, Energy citizens or permanent residents. Studies, Thermodynamics, and Surface Sciences, Environmental Engineering,, Fluid Sciences, Human Sample course offerings: Factors/Ergonomics, Information Engineering, and MIE 512F Air Pollution: Its Formation and Control Operations Research. MIE 515F Alternative Energy Systems MIE 562F Scheduling The Master of Applied Science program is oriented MIE 566F Decision Analysis toward a career in research. The primary component is MIE 1062F Robot Kinematics and Dynamics the Thesis, which reports the results of an independent MIE 1068F Applied Nonlinear Control research investigation carried out by the student. The MIE 1101H Thermodynamics II M.A.Sc. program is the most appropriate Master's level MIE 1122F Combustion Engine Processes program for those students who intend subsequently to MIE 1201F Fluid Mechanics III pursue a Ph.D. program. The MEng program is not research-oriented, but rather targeted at students trying MIE 1222F Multiphase Flows to improve their technical abilities. MIE 1402F Experimental Methods in Human Factors Research MIE 1403F Methods in Human Factors Research MIE 1407F Engineering Psychology and Human Performance MIE 1606F Queuing Theory MIE 1607F Stochastic Modelling and Optimization MIE 1615F Stochastic Dynamic Programming MIE 1620F Mathematical Programming I D. Frances MIE 1718F Computer Integrated Manufacturing MIE 1723F Engineering Maintenance Management MIE 1807F Principles of Measurement MIE 540S Product Design MIE 561S Healthcare Systems MIE 1001S Dynamics II MIE 1005S Theory of Vibrations I MIE 1069S Introduction to Microsystems MIE 1107S Statistical Thermodynamics MIE 1210S Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer MIE 1207S Structure of Turbulent Flows MIE 1301S Solid Mechanics
    • 168 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments University of Department of The Department of Systems Design Engineering has MEng (Coursework and Research/Design Paper) option Unlike the proposed MAIST, this Waterloo Systems evolved over the years into a unique interdisciplinary program focuses only on the Design department in Engineering. Its undergraduate curriculum This program is suited to the individual who desires a deeper knowledge of technology used in contemporary Engineering represents a rational response to increasingly complex the fields encompassed by Systems Design Engineering for application information systems, and has an situations in modern technological society, involving not throughout a professional career rather than stressing the importance of engineering orientation. MEng only technical, but also environmental, socio-economic research and the generation of new knowledge. The normal duration of this MASc and political factors. It is a well balanced program, program is 16 months. Candidates are accepted from a designed to enable each individual student to find wide range of backgrounds, rather http://www.sys optimum solutions to multifaceted complex problems. A The minimum requirements for this program are as follows: than the information technology tems.uwaterlo set of special interdisciplinary Systems Design Satisfactory completion of eight graduate courses (0.5 unit weight per or computer science graduates the o.ca/index.htm workshop courses, stressing systems design course) counting towards degree credit from the University of MAIST is designed for. l methodology, forms an essential part of the program. Waterloo satisfying the following criteria: o at least four Systems Design Engineering courses at the 500, The objective of the Master's degree programs in 600 or 700 level Systems Design Engineering is to demonstrate o at most two courses at the 500 level individual accomplishment of a high professional and o at least three courses at the 600 level academic standard. This challenging opportunity is open Submission of a satisfactory research/design paper of a high to candidates who have successfully completed an professional calibre at the conclusion of a research project which, Honour's Bachelor degree at a recognized university and normally, will involve an engineering "state-of-the-art" application, who have shown the capability and determination for development or design. postgraduate studies. MASc (Research Thesis) option Due to the broad spectrum of research fields within the This option is intended for those students who wish to become involved in department, candidates will be considered with degrees a particular research area in greater depth than is possible in the MEng in such areas as: architecture, communications, option. In comparison to the MEng option, the course requirements are economics, environmental studies, geography, considerably reduced so that students can devote more time to their mathematics, computer science, psychology, sociology research and to the preparation of a MASc thesis. The normal duration of and all engineering based disciplines. Students whose this program is 16 months. Bachelor degree programs do not supply them with sufficient background in mathematics, computer The minimum requirements for this program are: science, science and technology are required to enter a Satisfactory completion of four graduate courses (0.5 unit weight per qualifying program of courses at the undergraduate level course) counting towards degree credit from the University of before admission to candidature for the Master's degree. Waterloo satisfying the following criteria: o at least two courses from Systems Design Engineering at the 500, 600 or 700 level
    • 169 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments o at most one course at the 500 level o at least one course at the 600 level Submission of a thesis embodying the results of independent research work to the satisfaction of an examining committee which includes the supervisor(s), at least one other member of the professoriate of Systems Design Engineering and at least one other faculty member chosen from outside the student's area of research. Course offerings: SYDE 524 Embedded Real-time Systems Design SYDE 534 Remote Sensing Systems SYDE 542 Interface Design SYDE 554 Systems Models 2 SYDE 555 Modelling of Continuum Systems SYDE 558 Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks SYDE 621 Mathematics of Computation (0.50) LEC SYDE 622 Machine Intelligence (0.50) LEC SYDE 624 System Simulation: Advanced Topics (0.50) LEC SYDE 625 Tools of Intelligent Systems Design (0.50) LEC SYDE 631 Time Series Modelling (0.50) LEC SYDE 632 Optimization Methods (0.50) LEC SYDE 642 Advanced Applications of Ecological Interface Design (0.50) LEC SYDE 652 Dynamics of Multibody Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 654 Graphic Theoretic Models for Complex Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 675 Pattern Recognition (0.50) LEC SYDE 676 Information Theory in Pattern Synthesis and Analysis (0.50) LEC SYDE 677 Computer Vision (0.50) LEC SYDE 682 Advanced MicroElectroMechanical Systems: Principles, Design & Fabrication (0.50) LEC SYDE 710 Topics in Mathematics (0.50) RDG SYDE 720 Selected Topics in Computation (0.50) RDG
    • 170 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments SYDE 730 Selected Topics in Societal-Environmental Systems (0.50) RDG SYDE 740 Selected Topics in Human Systems (0.50) RDG SYDE 750 Topics in Systems Modelling (0.50) SEM,TUT SYDE 760 Topics in Engineering Design (0.50) RDG SYDE 770 Selected Topics in Communication and Information Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 780 Selected Topics in Engineering Sciences (0.50) RDG United States Drexel University College of The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) The Master of Science in Information Systems program requires students to Like the MAIST, Drexel’s MSIS Information program is designed for information systems complete 24 credits in the core, 12 credits in one of six possible is designed for applicants with Science and professionals who hold a bachelors degree and are concentrations, and 9 elective credits. extensive IT experience. Courses Technology serious about pursuing a masters degree to broaden and generally require prior knowledge formalize their knowledge about information systems Core Courses (24 credits): and the curriculum focuses on Master of and information technology. The curriculum INF0540 Perspectives on Information Svstems 3.0 advanced applied technology. The Science in incorporates a principled approach to the analysis, INF0608 Human-Computer Interaction 3.0 core offerings of the MSIS Information design, implementation, testing, deployment, INF0620 IS Analvsis and Design 3.0 program and several of its Systems assessment, and enhancement of large-scale information INF0630 Evaluation ofInformation Svstems 3.0 concentrations are very similar to (MSIS) systems. INF063I Information Technology Integration 3.0 the content of MAIST, e.g. INF0638 Software Proiect Management 3.0 INFO540, INFO631, INFO606 & http://www.isc The MSIS degree is offered on-campus and on-line. 607, INFO634, INFO624, INF0646 Information Svstems Management 3.0 hool.drexel.ed Students may take the degree completely on-campus, INFO627, INFO610, INFO654. INF0782 Issues in Informatics 3.0 u/PS/Graduate completely on-line, or as mixture of the two. Students The program differs in size, Programs/MSI may need to take online classes to progress through the delivery mode, and the absence of 12 credits in one of the following concentrations: S program at a full-time pace. One of the first masters a research requirement. Database Systems: degree programs offered completely online, the program INF0606 Database Management II 3.0 is recognized as a national model for long-distance learning. Classes are conducted via the Internet, INF0607 Applied Information and Database Tech 3.0 providing an intensive learning experience with the INF0613 XML and Databases 3.0 same content and quality as the degree available through INF0634 Data Mining 3.0 the campus-based program. Information Architecture: INF0622 Content Representation 3.0 The University enjoys national and international INF0624 Information Retrieval Systems 3.0 recognition as a leader in such areas as business, INF0625 Cognition & Info Retrieval 3.0
    • 171 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments engineering, and information science and technology. INF0633 Information Visualization 3.0 INF0658 Information Architecture 3.0 Course Prerequisites: Applicants are automatically Software Process: reviewed for prerequisite waivers as part of the INF0627 Requirements Engineering & Mgmt 3.0 admissions decision. Prerequisites may be satisfied INF0628 Information Svstems Implementation 3.0 through prior course work or work experience. Those INF0636 Software Engineering Process I 3.0 that are not satisfied must be taken at Drexel University, INF0637 Software Engineering Process II 3.0 or an approved university, to complete this degree Human-Computer Interaction: Information systems: basic understanding of INF0610 Analvsis ofInteractive Svstems 3.0 concepts and terminology; basic knowledge, skills INF0611 Design of Interactive Systems 3.0 of processes, techniques in analysis and design INF0616 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 3.0 Software: enough hands-on experience with INF0626 Language Processing 3.0 software development to understand concepts, Web Systems and Services: facilities of programming languages INF0613 XML Databases 3.0 Database: basic knowledge of data modeling, INF0654 Web svstems and Services I 3.0 relational databases; understand, use basic design methods, basic query, admin. functions in SQL INF0655 Web Systems and Services II 3.0 Networks: basic knowledge of concepts and INF0656 Web Svstems and Services III 3.0 terminology of computer networking Information Security and Assurance: Business: understanding of business concepts and INF0656 Web Systems and Services III 3.0 operations INF0710 Information Forensics 3.0 INF0712 Information Assurance 3.0 INF0714 Informations Systems Auditing 3.0 9 additional elective credits University of School of Connecting people, information and technology is the Students wishing to enter the Master of Science of Information Science Like the MAIST, Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Information mission of the School of Information Sciences. The (MSIS) degree program are expected have completed a 3-credit college- MSIS is designed for applicants Sciences Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) level course in each of the following prerequisite areas: with prior knowledge of IT degree program builds on that mission by preparing mathematics, fundamentals. The foundations Graduate students for careers as information professionals statistics (or comparable coursework), offerings include a research Information including systems analysts and designers, database structured programming language (C or C++ recommended) course and the material covered in Science and developers and managers, information security experts certain tracks require additional prerequisites the Foundations and Systems and Technology and more. This 36-credit program can be completed in Technology areas of the MSIS are Program three semesters (depending upon course schedules) of The course of study for the Master of Science in Information Science particularly similar to the MAIST full-time study or as many as four years of part-time (MSIS) degree consists of a minimum of 36 credits. A typical plan of study curriculum. E.g. INFSCI2040,
    • 172 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Master of study. includes two courses in the theoretical and mathematical foundations of INFSCI2140, INFSCI2160, , Science in information science, two courses in cognitive science, and eight technically INFSCI2550, INFSCI2560, Information The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) oriented courses chosen from a varied and extensive list encompassing the INFSCI2570, INFSCI2710, Science degree is a professional degree; therefore, our most current technologies and topics. (all courses 3 credits unless otherwise INFSCI2821 (MSIS) curriculum balances theoretical principles with hands-on specified) experience in storing and retrieving information, http://www.sis. communicating information among systems, the [because the list is extensive, only selected offerings are included here] pitt.edu/~dist/p interaction between people and information systems, Foundations (6 credits required ). List includes: eople/prospecti and the role of information systems and technologies in INFSCI 2000 Introduction to Information Science [recommended] ve_students.ht both business and society. INFSCI 2020 Mathematical Foundations for [recommended] m INFSCI 2040 Research Design The School of Information Sciences offers four options INFSCI 2140 Information Storage & Retrieval to carefully target your studies. These tracks have been INFSCI 2160 Data Mining designed to give you the skills needed to excel in several leading edge fields: Cognitive Science (6 credits required). List includes: INFSCI 2300 Human Information Processing [recommended] Database and Web Systems Track INFSCI 2350 Human Factors in Systems [recommended] Information Security Track Offerings from the Cognitive Science and Systems list (see below) Geoinformatics Track Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Systems and Technology (18 credits required). List includes: INFSCI 2500 Data Structures [2500 or 2592 required] The School also offers students the chance to tailor their studies on several areas of focus: INFSCI 2510 Information Systems Analysis Cognitive Systems INFSCI 2511 Information Systems Design Human Computer Interaction INFSCI 2540 Software Engineering Technology and Society INFSCI 2550 ClientServer Systems INFSCI 2560 Web Technologies & Standards By enrolling in a Masters program at the University of INFSCI 2570 Management Information Systems Pittsburgh, you will have amazing opportunities to work INFSCI 2591 Algorithm Design with faculty engaged in leading edge research in the INFSCI 2592 Architectures & Assembler Language [2500 or 2592 Information Science and Technology field. Pitt is one required] of the top 25 research institutions and this allows INFSCI 2593 Operating Systems students access to research projects and laboratories that INFSCI 2640 Programming Languages and Environments will develop the next generation of information INFSCI 2710 Database Management technologies. As the University has its home in a major INFSCI 2711 Advanced Topic in Database Management
    • 173 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments urban area, you’ll have the opportunity to take INFSCI 2730 EBusiness internships with major US corporations. Such INFSCI 2731 Security in ECommerce opportunities will give you practical hands-on INFSCI 2739 Web Services and Distributed Computing experience and a chance to network with industry INFSCI 2821 Intro to Biomedical Informatics leaders. [Note: students select courses in their area of specialization/track from the full list of Systems and Technology courses] Cognitive Science & Systems (these courses meet the Systems or Cognitive requirement). List includes: INFSCI 2410 Intro to Neural Networks INFSCI 2420 Natural Language Processing INFSCI 2440 Artificial Intelligence INFSCI 2470 Interactive System Design Electives (6 credits required; can include any of the above or): INFSCI 2210 Information Ethics INFSCI 2220 Information Policy TELCOM 2420 Project Management INFSCI 2980 Practicum INFSCI 2995 Thesis Pennsylvania College of IST’s interdisciplinary and integrative approach applies Total (minimum) credits = 32 Like the MAIST, Pennsylvania State University Information of the best thinking from a broad-ranging community to State’s MSc is designed for Sciences and address the complex problems confronted by our Core requirement (14 credits) applicants with prior IT Technology society. IST 501 – Integrative Theories and Methods of the Information background. A methods course is (IST) Sciences and Technology required, and research is central IST trains specialists who understand the ―big picture.‖ IST 511 – Information Management: Information and Technology to the program. Master of IST aims to create a person who understands the or IST 512 - Information Processing Architecture and Technology Science complexity of the whole, not just focusing on a IST 521 – Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology narrow problem, and who can develop solutions to or IST 522- Models and Theories of Human-Computer Interaction address this complexity. IST 531- Human Information Behavior: Information and the User IST fosters innovators who not only think outside of the or IST 532 - Organizational Informatics box, but also integrate views from multiple angles. Colloquium in IST (1 credit, 2 semesters) IST achieves innovation by integrating multiple conceptual frameworks—instead of the traditional Primary field requirement (6 credits): A candidate is expected to choose
    • 174 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments reductionism—in order to address the grand one of the following areas as a primary field: research challenges. the relationship of users and information, IST transforms theory to practice that has a real-world the relationship of users and technology, impact. the relationship of technology and information, or The research agenda of IST aims to make an impact the integration of users, information, and technology on the real world by addressing information-centric Specific courses in these areas must be approved by the student’s adviser. issues of key societal problems. Research methodology (6 credits): Each master’s candidate’s committee IST is an interdisciplinary program that crosses a wide shall specify a minimum of two graduate-level courses (6 credits) to set of domains ranging from traditional elements of support the primary field research methods. Students are expected to computer science, engineering, psychology, social demonstrate proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative methods. sciences, economy, and information science. We pursue an agenda that focuses on the theoretical, application- Research (6 credits): Thesis & Defense oriented, and educational issues facing a digital global economy. Our research improves our understanding of how information and technology fundamentally impact (and are impacted by) people, organizations, and the world community. Research themes range from emerging and ubiquitous technologies such as nano-scale sensing, wireless communications and invisible computing to information use and usefulness, information assurance and cyber security, the creation and retrieval of information (e.g. search engines, knowledge representation), social impacts in the workplace and society, to computer support for humans in decision making, analysis, and cognition. Applications range from home-land security and defense, to medical informatics, environmental monitoring, crisis management, monitoring of complex systems, supply chain management, education, and e- business applications. Florida State College of Master of Science The Master's curriculum requires 36 credits, including four required core Many of the subject areas covered University Information The Master of Science (MS) is the degree typically courses (12 credits): by the MS and MA programs are earned by students preparing for a career as a LIS 5271 Research Methods in Information Studies (3 credits) similar to those included in the
    • 175 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments MS professional librarian or IT specialist. Students may opt LIS 5411 Introduction to Information Policy (3 credits) MAIST. Like the program offered MA to complete the Master of Arts (MA), but additional LIS 5408 Management of Information Organization (3 credits) by the FIS at the University of course work may be required to meet liberal arts (Prerequisite: LIS 5411) Toronto, however, Florida State’s requirements for that degree. LIS 5703 Information Organization (3 credits) program is designed for students without extensive IT background. Time to Completion The remaining 24 credits may be taken at the discretion of the student and Course work for the Master's degree must be completed should support the student’s professional goals. To facilitate course within 7 years from the time the student first registers selection, courses have been organized into programs of study along for graduate credit. general and specialized areas of interest. [Only the courses required for the Information Architecture and Technology program are listed in detail Thesis: Optional for either the MS or the MA. below.] The Master’s program offers a range of flexibility for Information Architecture and Technology career preparation. Students may focus their graduate This concentration has two specializations: study in specialized areas of interest organized under 3 broad area concentrations. Each concentration offers Web Design Specialization (12 credits) OPTIONAL specializations that may be completed. Strongly recommended to take: LIS 5916 Introduction to Information Architecture Information Needs & Services The specializations within this concentration prepare 3 more courses from: students to meet the information needs of users by LIS 5263 Theory of Information Retrieval providing services, instruction, and leadership, and by LIS 5275 Usability Analysis organizing information in user-centered ways. LIS 5362 Design & Production of Network Multimedia LIS 5364 Website Development and Administration Youth Information Needs & Services LIS 5367 Advanced Web Applications The specializations within this concentration prepare students to meet the information needs of children and LIS 5484 Introduction to Data Networks for Information Professionals young adults in various settings, including libraries and LIS 5916 Digital Libraries school media centers. LIS 5916 Metadata for Information Services LIS 5916 Project Management Information Architecture & Technology The specializations within this concentration prepare Technology & Networking Specialization (12 credits) students to meet the information needs of users by 4 courses from: developing and managing information technologies, LIS 5263 Theory of Information Retrieval including web- based resources and networks. This LIS 5484 Introduction to Data Networks for Information Professionals
    • 176 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments program has two areas of specialization. The LIS 5489 Network Administration specialization in web design prepares students for a LIS 5782 Database Management Systems career in web design and development. The LIS 5487 Information Systems Management specialization in technology and networking prepares LIS 5364 Website Development and Administration students for a career in the development, management, LIS 5916 Introduction to Health Informatics and maintenance of networks. LIS 5916 Information Security LIS 5916 Introduction to Information Architecture Individualized Program of Study: LIS 5916 Metadata for Information Services Students who want maximum flexibility in their course LIS 5916 Digital Librarian selection may opt to customize an Individualized Program of Study in consultation with their assigned faculty advisor. A copy of the program of study should be added to the student’s file in Graduate Student Services. University of School of The Master of Science in Information Science Program Degree Requirements Many of the subject areas covered North Carolina at Information is a 48-unit, two-year program. The MSIS curriculum The Master of Science in Information Science degree requires 48 semester by the MSIS program are similar Chapel Hill and Library trains students in the theory and practice of analyzing, hours of graduate-level course work: 24 hours of required core courses + 24 to those included in the MAIST. Science organizing, representing and retrieving information. hours of elective courses, satisfactory completion of a comprehensive Like the program offered by the examination, satisfactory completion of a master's paper or project. FIS at the University of Toronto, Master of Through coursework and practical experience, MSIS however, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Science in students develop competencies in the core areas of Most of the required 48 hours will be taken within SILS. Many students program is designed for students Information information science. These include being able to: enrolled in the information science program also elect to take one or more without extensive IT background. Science elicit and address user information needs courses in other departments on campus (such as the Kenan-Flagler (MSIS) understand and organize complex collections of Business School, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, or MSIS/MBA information the Department of Computer Science) or at nearby universities (principally MSIS/MHA design and evaluate information systems that allow Duke and N.C. State). (Masters of for efficient retrieval of relevant information Health Policy assess the quality and value of information Required Core courses (24 credits): and disseminated within an organization INLS 520 (150): Organization of Information Administration understand the economic and social context in INLS 509 (172): Information Retrieval ) which information use is embedded INLS 500 (180): Human Information Interactions INLS 582 (162): Systems Analysis http://sils.unc.e MSIS graduates are prepared to: INLS 780 (201): Research Methods du/programs/m contribute to the design, development, and INLS 585 (131): Management for Information Professionals sis/index.html maintenance of information systems and networks
    • 177 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments provide leadership in the development of new INLS 992 (392): Master's Paper technologies and new applications relating to the INLS 461 (102): Information Tools (students with demonstrated delivery of information to users expertise in basic computing skills may exempt this course) demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of information science, including the theory of information storage Elective courses (24 credits): and retrieval, systems science, and social, political, Within this degree, students may develop their own specializations through and ethical implications of information systems their choice of courses. Four examples of possible specializations are human information behavior, database and information retrieval systems, Career Prospects networking and Internet technologies, and management of information MSIS graduates typically enter careers focused on the systems. design, implementation, evaluation, and administration of information systems, such as: Human Information Behavior databases INLS 510 (115) Natural Language Processing networks INLS 512 (170) Applications of Natural Language Processing multimedia INLS 715 (213) User Perspectives in Info. Systems and Services the World Wide Web INLS 718 (257) User Interface Design instructional technologies INLS 885 (382) Seminar in Communication emerging technologies Database and Information Retrieval Systems Field Experience INLS 525 (165) Records Management MSIS students may gain professional experience in an INLS 576 (183) Distributed Systems and Administration information organization, while receiving class credit INLS 623 (157) Database Systems I through the Field Experience Program. Students are INLS 723 (258) Database Systems II mentored by a supervising professional in the INLS 760 (259) Web Databases organization, as well as by a SILS professor. INLS 724 (265) Abstracting and Indexing for Info. Retrieval INLS 802 (372) Seminar in Information Retrieval Networking and Internet Technologies INLS 572 (181) Internet Applications INLS 574 (182) Introduction to Local Area Networks INLS 576 (183) Distributed Systems and Administration INLS 578 (184) Protocols and Network Management INLS 566 (187) Information Security INLS 668 (191) Advanced Internet Applications
    • 178 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Management of Information Systems INLS 782 (203) Information Systems Effectiveness INLS 785 (234) Human Resources Management INLS 786 (237) Marketing of Information Services INLS 747 (247) Special Libraries and Knowledge Management Syracuse School of The School of Information Studies is a leading center Curriculum: 42 credits, including: Many of the subject areas covered University Information for defining both the theory and the practice of Core Courses (10 credits) by the MSIM program are similar Studies information management. Like the school itself, the Secondary Core (15 credits across three areas) to those included in the MAIST. information management program is interdisciplinary in Electives (8-14 credits) Like the program offered by the Master of focus, combining expertise in the strategic management Exit Requirement (3 - 9 credits) FIS at the University of Toronto, Science in of information resources, organizational psychology, Some requirements can be waived on the basis of a student's professional however, Syracuse’s program is Information information economics, telecommunications policy, e- full-time work experience (see Waiver Policy below). IST 601 and IST 621 designed for students without Management business, information technology (IT), as well as data must be taken the first semester of the student's program. All courses are extensive IT background. management and retrieval. Our program in information three credits unless specified otherwise. Executive MS systems ranks No. 1, according to the 2007 U.S. News & in Information World Report rankings. I. Core: 10 credits Management IST 601 Information and Information Environments (1 credit) New information and Internet-based technologies are IST 621 Introduction to Information Management: Concepts, Contexts, MS in revolutionizing the structure and operation of and Career Options (gateway course) Information organizations to enable integrated business processes. IST 614 Management Principles for Information Professionals Management Corporate profitability and effective delivery of public IST 618 Survey of Telecommunications and Information Policy in Washington services are at stake. Staying competitive and productive DC in business and government demands a strategic II. Secondary Core: 15 credits across three areas/tracks response to the changes and innovations evolving from http://ischool.s the computer, communications, and information Management Approaches and Strategies Track (6 credits) yr.edu/academ processing industries. IST 552 Information Systems Analysis ics/graduate/m sirm/index.asp The Master of Science in Information Management (IM) IST 619 Applied Economics for Information Managers x reaches well beyond a typical IT degree and is designed IST 645 Managing Information Systems Projects to prepare students to respond to the basic challenges confronting organizations today. This includes: Technological Infrastructure Track (6 credits) increasing the productivity and creativity of managers IST 555 Distributed Computing for Information Professionals and executives who work with information resources; IST 653 Introduction to Telecommunications and Network planning the effective use of information and Management
    • 179 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments communication technologies within organizations; IST 659 Data Administration Concepts and Database Management developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use User Information Needs Track of these technologies; and improving the strategic use IST 501 Research Techniques for Information Management and management of information resources in business, IST 553 Information Architecture for Internet Services government, and nonprofit organizations. IST 617 Motivational Aspects of Information Use IST 626 Business Information Resources and Strategic Intelligence The information management degree program prepares IST 631 Theory of Classification and Subject Representation professionals who can analyze information needs, IST 641 Behavior of Information Users design organizational structures, evaluate information IST 649 Human Interaction with Computers technology approaches, provide human resource IST 652 Managers as Information Processors support, and develop management strategies to meet organizational needs as they evolve over time. IST 662 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals Graduates of the program are well-equipped to work in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations III. Electives (may be chosen according to optional specialization) in a multitude of capacities. The 42-credit program Data Management Specialization (DM) provides students with a greater provides students with a broad range of information knowledge of best practices for managing and presenting data. management perspectives, skills, and knowledge for strategic management of information resources. The Electronic Business (EB) (offered at the main campus) provides students information management program is offered in both an with in-depth knowledge of private sector strategies and approaches to on-campus and distance learning format. conducting online commerce. New in Fall 2007 is the Executive MS in Information Electronic Government (EG) (offered at the Washington, D.C. site) Management program. This program is designed for provides students with in-depth knowledge of public sector approaches to professionals with substantial workplace experience providing services online. who are looking to expand their management skills. Information Security Specialization (Info Sec) provides students with a greater knowledge of public and private sector best practices of providing information security. Information and Telecommunications Policy Specialization provides students with knowledge of best practices for managing telecommunications systems and information network infrastructures, as well as corresponding policy issues.
    • 180 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Project Management and Resource Planning Specialization provides students with a greater knowledge of public and private sector best practices of IT project management, as well as high-level resource planning practices such as capital investment planning, systems development, and enterprise architecture. IV. Exit Requirements: 3-9 credits IST 755 Capstone course IST 971 Internship/Cooperative Education (students with little, or no, appropriate experience as information professionals must register for at least 3 credits and no more than 6 credits of IST 971) University of School of If you want to take part in shaping the rapidly changing Master of Information Science Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Many of the subject areas covered Indiana- Library and world of Information Technology, IU's Master of by the MIS program are similar to Bloomington Information Information Science program offers a unique way in REQUIREMENTS (21 hours): those included in the MAIST. Science which to build upon your undergraduate studies, S510 (L501) - Introduction to Information Science (3 cr.) Like the program offered by the regardless of your previous major. With its outstanding S515 (L540) - Information Architecture (3 cr.) FIS at the University of Toronto, Master of faculty and the program's human-centered focus on S511 (L546) - Database Design (3 cr.) however, Indiana-Bloomington’s Information Information Technology and the workplace, you will get S516 (L542) - Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.) program is designed for students Science (MIS) an education that will not only prepare you to succeed in S513 (L547) - Organizational Informatics (3 cr.) without extensive IT background. today's job market, but gives you the type of "big Programming Requirement (3 cr.) http://www.sli picture" orientation that enables you to thrive no matter S556 (L545) - Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.) s.indiana.edu/d what direction tomorrow's technology goes. egrees/mis/ ELECTIVES (21 hours): The MIS program is an interdisciplinary program Flexible, creative, rich electives are offered. Your choices include: designed to give you the skills in information A wide variety of interdisciplinary SLIS Courses technologies to prepare you for careers in such fields as S605 (L596) - Internship in Library and Information Science (course information management, systems analysis, information credit 2-6 hours). brokerage, competitive intelligence and database Taking up to six credit hours in other IU departments (requiring an development. The program emphasizes the human Outside Course Approval Form for each course). context of current and future technology. Computer Science A538 "Network Technologies and Administration" Courses offered in the MIS program cover a wide range a SLIS cross-listed course. It counts as a SLIS elective—not as an of topics ranging from the design, implementation and outside course. management of databases and information systems to S601 (L600) Directed Readings or S602 (L594) - Directed Research
    • 181 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments the human factors component of information systems; courses with SLIS faculty for (1-6 hours)—course approval forms are from the role of the information manager to ethical required. issues involved in managing information flow. You may S603 (L595) - Workshop in Library and Information Science. elect to study information from a design perspective, Workshop in Library and Information Science. SLIS offers a changing with a focus on the creation, maintenance and series of technical 1.5 credit workshops of which you may take four manipulation of electronic information systems and (e.g. XML, EAD, Perl/CGI, Unix, Web Graphics, PHP). databases; from an organizational perspective, with a S604 (L597) - Topics in Library and Information Science , SLIS offers focus on organizational culture, strategic intelligence a changing selection of topics courses on professional issues (e.g., and modeling of organizational information resources; Computer-Mediated Communication, Ethnography and Fieldwork, The or from a user-oriented perspective, with a focus on the Semantic Web). design of visual information systems and the social impact of information technologies. University of Information The Master of Science in Information Management The curriculum is made up of a series of core and elective courses Many of the subject areas covered Washington School (MSIM) degree educates professionals to manage and (minimum 65 credits total). by the MSIM program are similar direct the evolving needs of today's organizations and Information Core Courses: the information perspective and the skills you to those included in the MAIST. Master of businesses. The MSIM program integrates the areas of need to analyze and organize information. Like the program offered by the Science in strategic planning, systems design, business leadership, Technology Core Courses: background and skills in the use of technology FIS at the University of Toronto, Information metadata, networking, and information technology. The necessary to harness information in organizations. however, Washington’s program Management program also has a unique focus on organizing Management Core Courses: background and skills in using information as is designed for students without (MSIM) information systems to meet human needs; this human- a management tool in organizations. extensive IT background. centered approach is integrated into the MSIM Integrating Courses: courses designed to help bring the strands together. (Day and curriculum. The MSIM program is an affordable option Elective Courses: elective Courses allow students to concentrate in areas of Executive in professional education that provides access to state- information management specifically related to their own interests. These programs) of-the-art facilities in Mary Gates Hall on the UW range from advanced courses offered by the Information School in each of campus in Seattle. the three areas of Information Organization, Information Technology and http://www.isc Information Management, to any of hundreds of courses offered by other hool.washingt The MSIM program has tracks for traditional students as schools and departments throughout the University related to this area. on.edu/msim/d well as experienced professionals who study while they efault.aspx work. Whatever your background, if information is 30 Credits Required Courses central to your future, the MSIM program at the Human Aspects of Information Systems (IMT510) 4.0 Information School is the place to start. MSIM Information Services and Resources (IMT520) 4.0 graduates have the critical analytical and management Organization of Information and Resources (IMT530) 4.0 skills necessary to lead the complex information- Policy, Law, and Ethics in Information Management (IMT550) 3.0 intensive projects most organizations struggle with in Design methods for Interaction and Systems (IMT540) 4.0 the information age. Students who complete the MSIM Principles of Databases and Semi-Structured Data Systems (IMT541)
    • 182 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments degree work in a variety of professional areas and 5.0 positions, including but not limited to the following: Management of Information Organizations (IMT580) 4.0 Information and the Management of Change (IMT581) 3.0 Project Management The Information Management Framework (IMT500) 1.0 Web Development Capstone: Stakeholders, Information, and Technology (IMT595) 3.0 Information Management Chief Information Officer Additional Core Course Organizational Analysis Fieldwork in Information Management (IMT590) 2-4.0 Information Architecture Systems Analysis Electives. List includes: Database Management IMT 531 Metadata Design and Interoperability (3) Information Systems IMT 532 Ontology Design and Interoperability (3) Software Development IMT 542 Principles of Information Retrieval Systems (3) Technology Management IMT 546 Data Communications and Networking (4) Competitive Intelligence Consulting Knowledge Management IMT 548 Information System Design (5) Training Specialization IMT 582 Strategic Planning and Evaluation (4) IMT 586 Information Dynamics I & II (4 each) IMT 588 Project Management in Information Organizations (4) University of School of The School of Information (SI) introduces you to the 48 credits total, including two core courses, one core technology course, Many of the subject areas covered Michigan Ann Information foundations of the information disciplines in an exciting one management course, one research methods course, six cognate credits, by the MSI program are similar to Arbor and integrated way with its 48-credit-hour Master of six practical engagement credits, specialization requirements, and electives. those included in the MAIST. Master of Science in Information. Like the program offered by the Science in Core Courses: FIS at the University of Toronto, Information Advanced courses prepare you for existing and SI 500: Information in Social Systems: Collections, Flows, and however, Michigan’s program is (MSI) emerging careers and challenge you to exercise your Processing designed for students without knowledge through practical engagement in the SI 501: Contextual Inquiry and Project Management extensive IT background. http://www.si. community. SI 502: Networked Computing: Storage, Communication, and umich.edu/msi Processing (may be waived based on results of a competency test.) /default.htm You may choose to specialize in one or two areas within the MSI program, or you may earn the degree without a Management Course (1 from list) specialization. SI 530: Principles in Management (3 credits) SI 626: Management of Specialized Information Services (3 credits) Our program prepares you to work as an information SI 627: Managing the Information Technology Organization (3 credits) professional in a variety of environments: become a SI 638: School Library Media Management (3 credits)
    • 183 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments leader and change agent in preparing organizations for a SI 663: Entrepreneurship in the Information Industry (3 credits) constantly evolving information society; synthesize SI 676: Law and Management of the Information Corporation (3 human-centered and technological perspectives by credits) balancing the opportunities and constraints imposed by people, information, and technology; promote a user- Research Methods Course (1 from list) centered approach to information and reflect the SI 544: Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis knowledge, values, ethics, and principles that derive SI 562/SI 563: Microeconomics/ Game Theory sequence (take both) from that approach. SI 601/SI 618: Data Manipulation/ Exploratory Data Analysis sequence (take both) The School of Information provides you with a SI 622: Evaluation of Systems and Services multidisciplinary approach to the study of information; SI 623: Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services integrated learning that blends theory, principles, SI 724: Qualitative Methods research, and practice to help you understand and SI 840: Research Methods manage information flows; practical engagement experiences based on reciprocal partnerships with for- SI 860: Research Methods Course in Experimental Methods profit and nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Cognate courses: 6 credits Cognates are courses outside your area of study. You may earn three of Within the framework of the Master of Science in these credits within SI, but at least three credits must be from another U-M Information program, you may choose to specialize in department or school. (Note that no more than six credits from outside the one or two areas: School can be counted toward your MSI program.)  Archives and Records Management (ARM) Potential Cognate Courses for students in specializing in Information  Community Informatics (CI) Analysis and Retrieval (IAR)  Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) EECS 492 Artificial Intelligence (Electrical Engineering and Computer  Incentive-Centered Design (ICD) Science)  Information Analysis and Retrieval (IAR) EECS 545 Machine Learning (Electrical Engineering and Computer  Information Policy (IP) Science)  Library and Information Services (LIS) EECS 598 Search Engine Technology (Electrical Engineering and  School Library Media Certification Computer Science)  Preservation of Information (PI) CPLXSYS 501 Introduction to Complex Systems (Program for the  Social Computing (SC) Study of Complex Systems) Or you may earn the degree without a specialization and Practical Engagement: 6 credits tailor your own Master of Science in Information. Six of your 48 MSI credits must also meet the requirements of the Practical
    • 184 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Engagement Program (PEP). You earn PEP credits through credit-based internships (counted as elective credits) or through experiential learning within select SI courses (which may also count toward specialization requirements). Specialization Requirements: in addition to the above, students specializing in Information Analysis and Retrieval (IAR) must take: 12 credits from the following list of courses: SI 508: Networks: Theory and Application (3 credits) SI 531: Human Interaction in Information Retrieval (3 credits) SI 561: Natural Language Processing (3 credits) SI 572: Database Application Design (3 credits) SI 583: Recommender Systems (1.5 credits) SI 601: Data Manipulation (1.5 credits) SI 618: Exploratory Data Analysis (1.5 credits) SI 650: Information Retrieval (3 credits) SI 665: Online Searching and Databases (3 credits) SI 708: Networks: Theory and Application (3 credits) SI 760: Language and Information (3 credits) SI 761: Natural Language Processing (3 credits) SI 767: Advanced Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval (3 credits) Competency Requirements SI 544 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis, or equivalent. SI 543 Programming I, or equivalent Electives suggested for IAR: SI 514 Semantic Web SI 581 Preserving Information SI 615 Digital Libraries SI 622 Evaluation of Systems and Services SI 649 Information Visualization
    • 185 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments SI 682 Interface and Interaction Design University of College of The Master of Information Management – MIM – is an The program requires you to complete 36-credit hours, which you can take Many of the subject areas covered Maryland Information innovative program that addresses the growing need of as a part time or full time student. The program is designed to provide you by the MIM program are similar Studies organizations for skilled information professionals who both structure and flexibility. The courses are integrated into four main to those included in the MAIST. know how to strategically manage information and blocks: Like the program offered by the Master of technology. Every cutting-edge organization needs Core courses, which are the foundations of the program and build a FIS at the University of Toronto, Information people with the skills the MIM degree offers. common platform among a diverse group of students who bring however, Maryland’s program is Management different professions, perspectives, cultures, and experiences to the designed for students without (MIM) The Master of Information Management (MIM) classroom. extensive IT background. program meets the growing need organizations have for Specialized courses in Management and Information Technology that http://www.cli information professionals who understand the issues of enable students to develop build advanced skills and knowledge and s.umd.edu/pro information management; business management; the expertise required in the information field grams/mim/ind computer science; and information systems. The MIM Applied courses, which allow students to connect theory from their ex.shtml program fills an empty space among these disciplines. learning experience to real-world settings through projects carried out in real organizations. It is in this space that the MIM program excels at Elective courses that bring the flexibility to the program and allow the teaching future information professionals what they students to get deeper in their own interests and specific needs. need to understand to manage issues related to users of information, the organization, the content, the The specific requirements for the Socio-Tech Information Systems technology, and the global environment without being Concentration are as follows: experts in each one of them. These five points are what differentiates the MIM degree. a) Core courses (9 credits) INFM 600 Information Environments (3 credits) The Master of Information Management (MIM) is a INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context (3 unique cross-disciplinary degree program that combines credits) cutting-edge theory and problem-based learning. The INFM 605 Users and Use Context (3 credits) program offers an Individual Program Plan and two concentrations, the Strategic Management of b) Specialized courses (15 credits) Information Concentration and the Socio-Tech INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services (3 Information Systems Concentration, specifically credits) designed to satisfy different career paths: INFM FFF Information Architecture (3 credits) The Individual Program Plan: Intended for those 2 from the following list: students who want to follow the ―internal advancement‖  INFM 718B Building the Human-Computer Interface (3 path, where the successful professional needs a general credits)
    • 186 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments knowledge in management and information technology,  INFM 718N Web-enabled Databases (3 credits) customized to his/her particular circumstances, to  INFM 718R Information Retrieval Systems (3 credits) advance within his/her current profession and  INFM AAA Content Management Systems (3 credits) organization.  INFM BBB Digital Multimedia Design and Development (3 credits) The Strategic Management of Information  INFM DDD Development of Internet Applications (3 credits) Concentration: Intended for those students who want to  INFM 741 Social Computing Technologies and Applications follow the ―CIO‖ (Chief Information Officer) or general (3 credits) management path.  LBSC 793 Database Design (3 credits) 1 from the following list: The Socio-Tech Information Systems Concentration:  INFM 613 Systems Analysis and Planning (3 credits) Intended for those students who want to follow the  INFM 702 User Interaction with Information Systems (3 ―CTO‖ (Chief Technology Officer) or director of credits) technology development path.  Communities of Practice - Online Communities (3 credits)  INFM 722 Copyright, Privacy and Security Issues in Digital Information (3 credits)  INFM GGG Organizational and Business Process Modeling (3 credits) c) Applied courses (6 credits) INFM 736 Information Management Team Experience (4 credits) INFM 737 Solving Problems in Information Management (2 credits) d) Elective courses (6 credits) Preferably the electives will include additional advanced technology course(s) and/or additional contextual technology course(s)