Master's in Management Information Systems

Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
Aberdeen, Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, National Capital Region, Orlando, Picatinny, Southern Maryland, Virtual Site
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 8406 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Hampton Roads, VA; Lakehurst, NJ; National Capital Region, VA; Orlando, FL; Picatinny, NJ; Redstone/Huntsville, AL; Southern Maryland, MD; Virtual Site
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The goal of the Master of Science in Management – Information Systems is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.

The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Management – Information Systems is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the program head.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.


Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Program Prerequisite

Prerequisite is noncredit for this program.

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3

    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.


    MTH 0111 or MTH 1011

    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course

Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Required Courses
  • MGT 5000 Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.

  • MGT 5002 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers concepts and tools of corporate financial management including corporate financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, quantitative techniques and practices. Considers the importance of ethics and the international aspects in financial decision-making.

  • MGT 5011 Management Theory and Thought
    Credit Hours: 3

    Overviews classical and contemporary management philosophies and theories. Focuses on managing enterprises in a rapidly changing global economy. Includes developing strategic vision, planning, organizing, directing and controlling, social responsibility and international management.

  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.

  • MGT 5020 Applied Management Project
    (serves as the capstone course for the program)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers concepts, tools and techniques for evaluation of research proposals and studies. Involves designing, conducting, evaluating and presenting oral and written forms of research. Assignments build on quantitative and qualitative research methods.

    Recommended for the graduating semester. May serve as the capstone for certain majors. Must be taken during the last 12 credit hours of the program
  • MGT 5033 Human Resources Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores issues surrounding the employment of human resources in various organizational settings using lectures/guided discussions and case studies. May include recruitment/selection, job analyses/evaluation, equal employment opportunity, training/development, compensation/benefits, appraisal, labor relations, health and safety, and separation/retirement.

  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.

  • MGT 5106 Organizational Communication
    Credit Hours: 3

    Includes basic communication theory and the effects of communication on human behavior and organizational effectiveness. Provides a basic understanding of organizational communication theory. Uses case studies and experiential exercises to improve communications skills.

Select three courses:
  • MGT 5070 Special Topics in Business
    Credit Hours: 3

    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of business in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.

  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.

  • MGT 5151 Database Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.

  • MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers a chief information officer's multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.

  • MGT 5153 Telecommunications Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores the legal and technical operation environment of telecommunications in organizations. Assesses organizational ramifications of government telecommunications laws, policies and deregulatory activities.

  • MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the relationship between information technology and the strategic operational and functional areas of organizations in both global and domestic environments.

    May serve as the capstone for certain majors
Total Credits Required: 33