The express purpose of Wilmington University’s Master of Science program in Information Systems Technologies is to provide and advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by perspective and current Information Technology (IT) professionals for managing information systems. Students completing the program will obtain a better understanding of the relationship between business requirements and technology solutions with an emphasis on applying a systems approach when integrating information technology into strategic business/education/government activities. Moreover, the program capitalizes on the inter-disciplinary nature of modern information systems and the settings in which they are implemented, the MS-IST Program includes four career concentrations.
- Oral Communication
- Speak with confidence, clarity, and conciseness.
- Research, prepare, and deliver professional presentations.
- Written Communication
- Write clearly, concisely and appropriately using correct English grammar, punctuation, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and vocabulary.
- Utilize appropriate APA format for scholarly writings.
- Disciplined Inquiry
- Utilize quantitative, qualitative and scientific reasoning to solve problems.
- Exercise critical thinking strategies, including reasoning, problem solving, analysis and evaluation.
- Define a problem or issue and develop questions and methods to address the problem or issue and/or to create new knowledge.
- Information Literacy
- Access and use information effectively, efficiently, and appropriately.
- Evaluate the quality of sources and content.
- Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical code(s) and/or behaviors promoted by the profession.
- Integration Component
- Identify systemic interrelationships.
- Apply a Systems Thinking Approach to identify benefits, disadvantages, and synergies of an Information System.
- Business Application
- Synthesize creative solutions recognizing the interdependence of various components in an organizational system.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply various models concerning planning, organizing, controlling, and actuating an informational environment within a modern organization.
- A core of IS knowledge
- Integration of IS and business foundations
- Broad business and real world perspectives
- Communication, interpersonal, and team skills
- Analytical and critical thinking skills
- Specific skills leading to a career
Cost and Schedule
Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.
The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to eligible U.S. students.
Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.
Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.
Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.
* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.
Guild is designed for working adults. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.
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- A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
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- Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
- Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
- Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees
- Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
- We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
- Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
- Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
- Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.