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Business Admin Launches New Degree

The master's of science degree in information systems focuses on information technology.

The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University announced it will offer the master's of science degree in information systems beginning in the fall 2011 semester.

While the College of Business Administration also offers an MBA program with a specialization in information systems, the new degree is appropriate for students considering a business career that may lead to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a corporate, nonprofit or governmental organization.

Preparing students for technology careers

“The new master's degree focuses on leveraging the information assets of an organization and aligning its information-technology strategy with its business strategy,” said Robert Plice, chair of the Department of Management Information Systems.

“As technology changes, firms must recognize opportunities to invest in systems for making smarter decisions, increasing their clock speed and achieving secure process integration with their business partners. This degree program prepares students to do that.”

Internationally recognized

The master's degree in information systems is an internationally recognized credential. The SDSU program was modeled on a curriculum jointly published by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association of Information Systems. With this program, SDSU now offers 77 master’s degrees, to go along with its 19 doctoral-degree and 85 bachelor’s degree programs.

Interested students may apply immediately for admission to the program, and, if accepted, may begin their studies as early as the spring 2012 semester.

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