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 Winter & Spring 2012-2013

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 53 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses beyond the introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of *52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

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
Introductory Courses
Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
Introductory course requirements for this concentration should be completed before pursuing advanced courses.
IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
OR CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
ECT 410 Development of Web-Based Business Applications
Foundation Courses
IS 400 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
IS 421 Systems Analysis
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Courses
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 Elective Courses
Students must take 2 courses from the list below.
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
IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 1 CDM Open Elective Course chosen from either IS concentration courses from any IS concentration or other courses meeting the following rules:
  • Any CDM course in the 421-699 range qualifies, with the exception of ANI, DC, TV and VFX courses, which do not qualify.
  • The following courses also qualify:
    IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
    ECT 410 Development of Web-Based Business Applications
    CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
    HCI 406 Web Site Design for HCI
    IT 403 Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Credit for courses taken outside of CDM 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