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MS Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management General Information Systems and Technology Management specialization

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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5860 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Total program credits with foundational courses needed for graduation: 60.

Students in the MS in Information Systems and Technology Management program who do not have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a similar technology degree are required to complete ISTM5004, ISTM5006, and ISTM5008 before enrolling in any course other than ISTM5002. This requirement may be waived for learners without the necessary bachelor's degree(s) who have at least eight years of relevant experience in a technology management field.

Foundational Courses

12 course quarter credits.

ISTM5004
Fundamentals of Information Systems (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5006
Databases and Programming (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5008
Networking Fundamentals (4 quarter credits)

Core Courses

24 course quarter credits.

ISTM5002
Communication Skills for Today's Information Technology Leader (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5010
Integration of Information Technology and Business (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5015
Complex Information Technology Global Enterprise Systems: Planning and Management (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5020
Leading a Global Information Technology Enterprise: Systems and Security (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5025
Analytics, Data Management, and Knowledge Management (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5030
Innovation, Leadership, and Ethics (4 quarter credits)

Elective Courses

20 course quarter credits. Choose five 5000-level Information Systems and Technology Management courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

ISTM5900
Information Systems and Technology Management Capstone* (4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

FlexPath Option

Complete your Master's in General Information Systems and Technology Management with FlexPath, our new self-paced learning option. This unique format allows you to work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments in each required course, rather than weekly participation and deadlines. You are not limited to the number of courses you can take per quarter. Course numbers are different for FlexPath, but course names and descriptions are the same as structured format courses.

Learn more about FlexPath.

Capella's FlexPath Degree in Master's in General Information Systems and Technology Management has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission, but is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Individuals interested in FlexPath may apply for admission to Capella University, however learners will not be eligible to start this FlexPath program until ED approval has been received

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5860 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

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Participate in discussions with faculty and your classmates at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific time, but you will complete assignments and other course activities every week.

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Tuition: Flat Rate Per Quarter

If you are highly self-motivated, develop the same skills as our standard courses with FlexPath. Rather than weekly deadlines, you will complete your work anytime during the course.
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Reduce the time and cost of your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. To be accepted for transfer credit, previous coursework must follow Capella University's transfer credit policy as well as all program-specific transfer requirements.

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Capella University is committed to supporting our community of servicemen, veterans and their spouses as they progress toward their education goals. We are proud to offer up to a military discount.

Are you a service member, spouse of a service member, or veteran of the U.S. military?

There are numerous other ways to reduce your tuition and graduate more quickly. You may be able to save time and money by earning credit for your prior learning (PLA). Additional sources of funding might include third-party scholarships, federal grants, or gifts.

To find out if you are eligible for PLA or federal grants, please contact an enrollment counselor.

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Sample Course Sequence

The following course plan is a representation only; your transcripts will be evaluated for the maximum transfer credits allowed when you apply to Capella. After enrolling at Capella, you and your academic advisor will design your personalized academic plan. Courses and course requirements are subject to change. Not all courses are available every quarter.

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Foundational courses can be waived for students who have a bachelor's degree in a related field. See course requirements for details.

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Transfer credits entered above have been first applied to meet elective requirements followed by general education requirements. Courses have been removed accordingly in the above example. Actual transfer credit and required courses may vary and are determined following an official transcript evaluation. Individual time to complete and total program cost vary and are subject to individual progress, number of transfer credits, and number of courses taken per quarter.