Arizona State University offers master's of science in information management
In order to cater to growing industry demands for people trained in information technology, Arizona State University's W.P. Carery School of Business recently announced that it will offer an online program allowing participants to earn a master's of science in information management (MSIM), reports the Phoenix Business Journal.
"We work with top employers all the time, and they are telling us they want people with an excellent understanding of both IT and business as a whole," said Professor Michael Goul, chair of the Information Systems Department at the W. P. Carey School of Business. "The MSIM degree is designed to provide professionals in any career field with a well-rounded education in information technology and explain how to apply that knowledge to their companies overall."
Students who enroll in the 16-month program will take courses covering subjects like business process management, business intelligence, enterprise systems, IT valuation and project management. Moreover, these classes are led by the same faculty that teach the university's on-campus offerings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for computer and information managers is excellent, as the field is expected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018.
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