Information Management for Executives Course Catalog

For students with six or more years of appropriate full-time professional management experience in the information management field, the iSchool offers a 30-credit program for executives that can be complete in 15 months. The curriculum is structured as follows:

Primary Core Coursework – 9 Credits

Students can choose 9 credits from the lists below, selecting all credits from one track, or from a mix of both.

Management Strategies and Users Track

Technology Infrastructure Track

Secondary Core Coursework – 9 Credits

Students can choose 9 credits from the lists below, selecting all credits from one track, or from a mix of all four.

Data Science Track

Scripting for Data Analysis

IST 652: 3 CREDITS

Natural Language Processing

IST 664: 3 CREDITS

Data Analytics

IST 707: 3 CREDITS

Big Data Analytics

IST 718: 3 CREDITS

Information Visualization

IST 719: 3 CREDITS

Data Warehouse

IST 722: 3 CREDITS

Text Mining

IST 736: 3 CREDITS

Information Security Track

Enterprise Risk Management

IST 625: 3 CREDITS

Leading Issues in Information

IST 636: 3 CREDITS

Policy and User Track

Systems Solutions Track

Enterprise Risk Management

IST 625: 3 CREDITS

Information Systems Analysis

IST 654: 3 CREDITS

Electives – 9 Credits

All graduate-level iSchool IST courses are acceptable electives toward the MS in Information Management for Executives program. Every semester, the iSchool offers “Selected Topics” courses, listed as IST 600 or IST 700, that can count toward the program. These courses are offered based on sufficient interest of a topic and not covered by standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. In addition, students can to take up to nine elective credits from other schools at Syracuse University, such as the Whitman School of Management.

Please note that any course not selected for the secondary core may be taken as an elective. A single course may not be counted toward more than one single curriculum requirement.

Immersion

This two- to three-day immersion workshop, offered at least twice per calendar year, presents emerging topics in the information studies field and is organized and coordinated by a lead faculty member at the iSchool. Designed to bring together students from all graduate programs, workshop topics and presentations feature guest speakers from commercial, government, community, and educational organizations. For students in the MS in Information Management program, including those in the executive program, one immersion workshop is required during the duration of their program of study, although it is not for credit. We encourage you to attend your immersion early in the program so that you can build relationships with your fellow classmates as soon as possible.

Learn more about our immersion workshops.

Exit Requirements

The exit requirements for the Master of Science in Information Management for Executives degree is IST 755, the Capstone course.

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