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 Fall 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.
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Curriculum 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
ECT 310
Foundation Phase
IS 421
IS 422
CSC 451
ECT 424
IS 430
Advanced Phase
ECT 582
ECT 455
ECT 583
ECT 436
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
ECT 481
ECT 587
SE 452
HCI 521
ECT 586
ECT 589
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.
Capstone
IS 577
       

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 pursuing their second master's degree must complete 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond their first master's degree.

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.