Department of Information Technology Management
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7430
Fax: (808) 956-9889
*T. Bui, PhD (Chair)—information systems
*H. M. Chen, PhD—information systems
*E. Davidson, PhD—information systems
*P Karhade, PhD—information systems
*F. N. Kazman, PhD—computer science
*R. Minas, PhD—information systems
*D. Port, PhD—computer science
*B. Xiao, PhD—information systems
Degrees Offered: BBA in management information systems, MS in information systems
The Academic Program
The focus of the Department of Information Technology Management includes management of information technologies within organizations, application, development and use of information systems for management and business.
BBA in Management Information Systems
The Management Information Systems (MIS) major learns how to analyze opportunities for business change and growth using information technologies (IT), to design and develop business solutions that utilize IT, and to manage projects to implement IT-related change. Designing and managing information flows within and between firms and their customers is critical in today’s business enterprise. All firms in every type of industry–large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit–rely on information systems and technologies for ongoing operations and future strategies. The internet and other information technologies also create entrepreneurial opportunities for new or existing firms. Many of today’s leading firms grew rapidly from IT innovation.
The MIS major offers students the flexibility to focus course work on business analysis, system analysis and design, and business analytics. MIS majors are prepared for careers in project management, business analysis, networking, system architecture and design, technical support, business analytics, and e-commerce. MIS majors are prepared to work as in-house information systems staff, as consultants for information systems and accounting firms, as independent contractors, and as business entrepreneurs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts increasing job grow for MIS-related careers.
- ITM 352, 353, 354, 431
- One elective from the following: ITM 321, 322, 385, 387 (various), 433, ICS 300- or 400-level course (excluding ICS 399 or 499)
- Double majors may use the following as their elective: ACC 409, MKT 362, 363 or 410
- Students who take both ICS 111 and 211 and achieve a grade of “B” or better may petition to waive the elective requirement.
For information on a Bachelor Degree Program Sheet, go to programsheets/.
Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
The MSIS degree is designed to provide advanced managerial and technology knowledge and skillsets that graduates need to meet demand for highly skilled information technology and systems (IT/IS) professionals. The MSIS program will prepare graduates for business, not-for-profit, and government enterprises, which require employees who are innovative, agile, technology-adept and responsive to today’s technology powered economy. Competency is developed in the following areas: the role of information systems in organizations, data, information, and content management, IT infrastructure (including computer networks), IS management and operations (including IS security), and systems development and deployment.
Upon the completion of the MSIS program, graduates will have developed three core areas of competency: 1) Apply in-depth understanding of information technology capabilities and appropriate technological trends to provide information system solutions that are aligned with organization’s strategies; 2) Apply sustainable approaches as well as appropriate technical and management techniques to design, implement, and maintain IT infrastructure, information systems, and data services; and 3) Develop and implement IT-enabled business processes for work units, teams, organizations, or markets to improve business activities and performance. Email: MSIS@ hawaii.edu for more information.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of objectives
- International Students: TOEFL 600 or IELTS 7.0 scores*
The program consists of 30 academic credit hours, or 10 courses. The curriculum will include courses in data analytics, statistics, enterprise systems, cybersecurity, business intelligence, project management, and a selection of special topics. The curriculum includes an industry-focused project as a capstone requirement. The program has two pathways: a bachelor’s and accelerated master’s pathway with 12 months of graduate education or a traditional master’s pathway that is designed to take approximately 12-16 months. Applicants without prerequisite course work in business and information systems may require additional courses. Contact: MSIS@hawaii.edu for more information.
Bachelor and Accelerated Master (4+1) Pathway
The Bachelor and Accelerated Master Pathway for MSIS is an integrated, five-year program that is designed for students at the Shidler College of Business who want to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Information Technology Management. In this program, students may complete up to 9 credit hours of work in the MSIS program in their final year of their bachelor’s program. The remaining 21 credit hours are completed in one year as a graduate student in the MSIS program. Shidler MSIS majors will be able to apply to the MSIS Program toward the end of their junior year or early in their senior year. This program is for students who wish to enter professional careers in technical fields, such as business analysts, project managers, security analysts, or system development and implementation. Email: MSIS@hawaii.edu for more information.
Admissions Guidelines: Bachelor and Accelerated Master (4+1) Pathway
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- “B” or better in ITM 353: Systems Analysis and Design
- Combined 3.5 GPA in BUS 310, 311 and ITM 352, 353
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one from ITM faculty)
- Statement of objective
*Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be granted admission but may be required to take a placement exam at the time of matriculation and/or to take English language classes in addition to their MSIS course work.
MSIS Degree Requirements
The MSIS degree requires 30 credit hours of course work.
MSIS Core (12 semester hours)
- ITM 682 Enterprise Data and Information Management
- ITM 685 Digitally-Enabled Business Processes
- ITM 684 Enterprise System Architecture and Management
- ITM 433 Advanced Security
Electives (12 semester hours)
- BUS 619 Data Analytics and Statistics for Business
- BUS 625 Digital Transformation with Information Systems and Technology
- ITM 680 Project Management, Information Technology and Change
- ITM 683 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- ITM 688 Management of Health Information Technology and Population Health
- ITM 660 Special Topics in Information Systems, e.g. (Big data analytics and visualizations; Data, Text and Web mining, Application development for IoT, mobile apps, Service analytics and Smart Service Systems)
Capstone Experience (6 semester hours)
- ITM 696 for Capstone project (3 semester hours taken twice, or 6 semester hours taken once)
- ITM 699 Directed Research (individually directed study guided by an ITM faculty member, to deepen knowledge in one of the core or elective course areas)