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Fall Semester 

MGS 607 Technology Management and E-Business
MGS 613 Database Management Systems
MGS 655 Distributed Computing
Two electives*
MGG 501# Introduction to Business

Spring Semester

MGS 614 Systems Analysis and Design
MGS 616 Decision Support Systems
MGS 625 Management of IT Projects
MGS 649 MIS Practicum (One credit)**
Two Electives*
MGG 502# Introduction to Business

*Select electives from the following list

MGS 602 Global Information Technology Infrastructure Management
MGS 611 Management of Globally Distributed Services
MGS 632 Seminar in Health Information Systems*
MGS 634 Integrative Approaches to Healthcare Management*
MGS 647 Supervised Research in MIS
MGS 650 Information Assurance
MGS 651 Management of Computer Networks
MGS 653 Social Network Analytics*
MGS 657 Online Analytical Processing: Data Warehousing with SAS*
MGS 659 Seminar in Electronic Commerce
Any graduate-level course, not exceeding one non-MGS course, other than required courses approved by the department.
* New for 2012-13  Course descriptions[PDF]

Each of the courses, except MGS 647, is three credit hours.  The total program is 31 credit hours. 

#Students without a business background are required to take MGG 501 & 502, and therefore will take 37 credit hours. 

The courses highlighted are components of the Information Assurance certificate.  Students taking three of these elective courses are eligible for the certificate in addition to the MS degree.  See further information on the Information Assurance certificate 

**Management Information Systems Practicum

The MIS practicum course is the capstone course for the MS-MIS program. This course is geared towards providing the student with practical experience in the MIS area through an MIS internship with an external organization or an MIS project within the university under the academic supervision of a faculty mentor in the MSS department. The course will allow the student to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the MS-MIS program through their application in a practical setting.  

Job Shadowing Opportunities

The MS in MIS program at the State University of New York at Buffalo has a job shadowing program in place for students. Industry mentors liaison with students giving them exposure and access as observers to organizational activities such as project and corporate strategy meetings. Students are afforded the opportunity to visit several organizations in the Buffalo Niagara Region to get a first hand view of the business environment. 

Course Schedules

Spring schedule
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