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SDSU Begins Information-Systems Master’s Program

San Diego State University's College of Business Administration announced today that it is offering a master's degree in information systems.

While the business college also provides an MBA program with a specialization in information systems, the new curriculum is appropriate for students considering a business career that may lead to a chief information or technology officer post with a corporation, nonprofit group or governmental organization, according to university officials.

"The MSIS is a business degree that focuses on leveraging the information assets of an organization and aligning its information-technology strategy with its business strategy," said Robert Plice, chairman of the Management Information Systems Department.

"As technology changes, firms must recognize opportunities to invest in systems for making smarter decisions, increasing their clock speed and achieving secure process integration with their business partners. This degree program prepares students to do that."

The degree, which will provide an internationally recognized credential, was modeled on a curriculum jointly published by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association of Information Systems.

Interested students may apply immediately for admission to the MSIS degree program, and, if accepted, may begin their studies as early as the spring semester, university officials said.

San Diego State University now offers master's degrees in 77 areas, bachelor's degrees in 85 and has 19 doctoral degree programs.

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