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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems, M.S.


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Master of Science in Information Systems


(30 UNITS)

Concentrations in the M.S. in Information Systems include Business Analytics and Decision Sciences. For students with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in information systems, the curriculum may be completed in 1 1/2 years (full time) or 2 1/2 years (part time). Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business administration are eligible to apply; however, such students will be required to complete additional courses or demonstrate proficiency as described under the Curriculum requirements.

Cal State Fullerton is the only university in Orange County accredited by the AACSB International at both the undergraduate and graduate level for both accounting and business administration.

Most graduate courses in the Mihaylo College of Business Administration and Economics require “classified MCBE status” and are open only to students with classified standing in the M.S. in Information Systems, M.S. in Taxation, M.A. in Economics, MBA or M.S. in Accountancy programs.

Admission Requirements


Admission is competitive. Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions  section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students must score in the top 50 percent on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing areas
  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration equivalent to the degree as offered at CSUF with at least an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B). The degree must include calculus equivalent to passing MATH 135  with a “C” (2.0) or better. Courses in the major that are more than seven years old must be evaluated/validated for currency. Courses with grades lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated
  • For international students, a minimum score of 570 on the TOEFL paper exam or 90 on the internet based (iBT) is required
  • Recommendation from the ISDS Admission Committee based upon a review of the above requirements, the student’s “Statement of Purpose” and prior work experience. Additional coursework may be required of conditionally admitted students who holistically satisfy the criteria but are weak in one of the above areas

Curriculum


At least 21 of the 30 units required for the Master of Science in Information Systems degree must be at the 500 level. In lieu of the Information Systems study plan, students may choose a concentration in either Business Analytics or Decision Sciences.

An overall 3.0 (B) GPA is required in study plan courses and all applicable coursework. Any study plan course with a grade lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated with at least a “C” (2.0).

Students admitted with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business administration will be required to complete the following additional course requirements or their equivalent (either prior to or during their residency at CSUF):

Additional Information


These courses must be completed with at least a 3.0 (B) overall grade point average and with a “C” (2.0) or better in each course.

Information Systems Study Plan


Additional Information


Students may use one applied management science course and one applied business course as electives. The applied management science course may be selected from the following:

Additional Information


Students must complete the individual project in ISDS 577  with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional cases, a thesis (BUAD 598 ) may serve as an option to the individual written project. See the departmental graduate adviser for details.

Total (30 units)


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