Information Systems MS - Business Web Analysis and Development Concentration 2011

The Software Development Concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing high quality large-scale software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development. Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.

Master of Science 2010-2011

Information Systems

Business Web Analysis and Development Concentration

This concentration in Business Web Analysis and Development prepares students to function as programmer/analysts in an e-business environment. The e-business programmer/analyst must have a strong knowledge of both Web development technologies and e-business applications. Knowledge of e-business security is critical. This concentration is designed for those who are interested in both programming and analysis in a Web environment. Ideal personal characteristics include outstanding logic and attention to detail, coupled with strong interest in the business function and an ability to work well with others.

Note: While there is some programming involved, the MS in IS with a Concentration in Business Web Analysis and Development is NOT primarily a programming degree. As an alternative, the MS in E-Commerce Technology degree should be considered by students seeking a stronger emphasis on programming within the e-commerce arena. Students whose primary career focus is on programming in general should consider the MS in Software Engineering or the MS in Computer Science degree.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options

This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • earn a grade of B- or better in each Prerequisite Phase course
  • earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Prerequisite Phase
The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
  • The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
  • The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
  • The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.

All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.

IS 398 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
CSC 211 Programming in Java I
ECT 310 Internet Application Development
Foundation Phase
IS 421 Systems Analysis
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
CSC 451 Database Design
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Phase
ECT 582 Secure Electronic Commerce
ECT 455 E-Commerce Web Site Engineering
ECT 583 Advanced Scripting Technologies
ECT 436 Social Marketing and Social Networking Applications
Major Electives
Students must take 2 courses from the list below.
At least 1 of the Major or Open electives must be 500-level or above.
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
ECT 481 Internet Supply Chain Management
ECT 587 Mobile Commerce Technology
SE 452 Object-Oriented Enterprise Computing
HCI 521 Designing for Content Management Systems
ECT 586 Customer Relationship Management Technologies
ECT 589 E-Business Strategies
CDM Open Electives
Students must complete 1 CDM elective courses in the 420-699 range. ANI and DC courses do not qualify. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
At least 1 of the Major or Open electives must be 500-level or above.
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies