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    Online Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: AACSB Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 30 seats total Application Deadline: 6/1/2006 How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Management Information Systems and Services METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses Blackboard

     
    DESCRIPTION
    This program is a thirty-three hour program intended for applicants with at least 3 years of MIS-related work experience. Please note that certain prerequisite knowledge is assumed prior to admission. The program is designed so that a typical student can complete the degree in 24 months by taking two online courses each semester. There are two ways to complete the onine MS in MIS program. Students preferring a technical orientation take 3 advanced MIS courses in the areas of systems analysis, database, and telecommunications. Students should not choose the technical track if they lack fundamental skills in systems analysis, database, and telecommunications. Students preferring a managerial orientation take 4 courses offered in the management concentration.
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    PREREQUISITES: All applicants must have at least 3 years of IT-related work experenced and will be expected to have the following prerequisite knowledge or skills:
    1) Working knowledge of at least 2 programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, etc.
    2) Proficiency in at least one programming language at a level comparable to an entry-level professional programmer in that language.
    3) Knowledge of basic statistical concepts (descriptive statistics, regression and hypothesis testing.)
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access to certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you may experience, FSU provides online technical support.
    To be successful in your online class, you must have:
    Regular access to a computer
    An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
    An Internet browser
    An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your login/username, password, and email account
    For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit the Guide to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on the Online Learning @ FSU web site.
    If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own for participation in the program, be certain that you have permission to use the equipment for course work purposes. You must also be sure that you have permission to save data to the local hard drive.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect of the University experience. Your computer and an Internet connection link you to the most comprehensive electronic campus in higher education. The FSU library may be reached at: 850-644-2706. Currently enrolled students who are located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee can request materials to be sent to them. Some of your online courses may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could include a study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video, audiotapes, CD-ROMs). Information about what, if any, course materials are required for your courses can be found through: Campus bookstores (FSU Bookstore and Bill抯 Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course instructors, Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the cost of the course materials, plus shipping. The FSU bookstore can be reached at 1-800-255-3781. A mentor or teaching assistant is available online (and often by phone) to help clarify course materials and refer you to resources for all other aspects of the university experience. Visit the website for additional student resources information.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours have access to many of the same types of financial aid as residential students. If you need financial aid to help defray the costs of your education, begin to investigate the aid you may be eligible for as soon as possible. Office of Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850) 644-6404, Email ofacs@admin.fsu.edu FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code: 001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities, visit the web site.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Orientation is required for every incoming and returning online student. Becoming familiar with the University and its procedures will improve your performance and experience as a student.

     
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    None
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    None
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    None
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    None
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    None
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    All MS in MIS applicants must have at least three years of IT-related work experience.

    All MS in MIS students will be expected to have the following prerequisite knowledge or skills:

    * Working knowledge of at least two programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, etc. (Working knowledge is defined as familiarity with the language syntax and the basic construction of programs in the language; i.e., how branching and looping algorithms would be implemented and how modular or component-oriented construction would be accomplished in the language.)

    * Proficiency in at least one programming language at a level comparable to an entry-level professional programmer in that language (Proficiency is defined as a working knowledge of the language [see above] plus knowledge of passing arguments or parameters to remote procedures, components, objects or applets, as appropriate for the environment. Proficiency in a language that does not have these characteristics does not satisfy this requirement.)

    * Knowledge of basic statistical concepts (descriptive statistics, regression and hypothesis testing)

     
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    Master's programs admission policy assures that incoming classes will be comprised of highly qualified individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds in terms of undergraduate institutions, work experience, and accomplishments. The Admissions Committee will carefully examine the applicant's admissibility based on a combination of the following criteria:


    1) Undergraduate academic record, to include grades and the trend and direction of grade performance.
    2) Both verbal and quantitative scores on the GMAT, as well as the total score
    Recommendations which speak specifically to your ability to successfully complete the MIS master's program and an accurate assessment of executive and leadership potential
    3) Management, business, and leadership experience as detailed in an up-to-date resume, clearly highlighting work experience
    4) An application statement of educational and career objectives

    All admission decisions will be made by June 15 and applicants will be notified by mail.

     


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