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Athabasca University

Master of Science in Information Systems

The many and varied outcomes of this program will be largely dependent on the students, the nature of their commitment, and the focus of their elective course work. Graduates will be expected to demonstrate expertise and leadership in their chosen streams. The program fully expects to enable graduates to fill key positions in the growing information technology and services sector. This will include taking positions in information systems management, IT project management, software design, and research implementation and developments.

The program also expects that, given the high quality of training, and the focus of training on applied skills, graduates will demonstrate significant entrepreneurial activity in their chosen areas. As well, the program is expected to produce qualified instructors for public and private organizations providing IT training and education.

Graduates of the MSc IS program can look forward to challenging careers in academe, industry, and government. Refer to Program Outcomes to review job titles of those occupations requiring an MSc degree.

Information effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

Updated June 20 2016 by laurab

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