Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in IT Project Management

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Particularly valuable for those engaged in the administration of technical projects, the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in IT Project Management introduces general concepts embodied in the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK, while exploring specialized techniques for software risk management, software cost estimation, and software quality management. Students also learn virtual project management, enabling them to manage geographically distributed software development.

The MSCIS is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education ProPMI logograms (GAC). Students taking any course in this concentration are eligible to take a PMP® preparation course for free—an important step toward certification as Project Management Professionals.

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems master’s degree concentration in IT Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing; knowledge of agile software development practices, and planning and governance of large projects and programs.
  • Proficiency in all basic project management tools and software techniques, including software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control; proficiency in planning and developing a comprehensive project plan and software development life cycle.
  • Competence sufficient to oversee the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems.

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O'Shae Bridges

MS in Computer Information Systems, concentration in IT Project Management (MET’19); BBA, Middle Tennessee State University

O’Shae Bridges
Systems Engineer, Engineering Leadership Development Program, Lockheed Martin

What compelled you to return to school and pursue a graduate education? What is your long-term objective?
In returning back to school to pursue a graduate education, my goal has been to enhance my knowledge and experience in the engineering and technology industry, so that I can grow as a subject-matter expert within my corporation and as a leader. Long-term, my objective is to build an enterprise centered on software tools that can enhance the way the software community is able to work efficiently and effectively.

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