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The Fast Track Master of Science in Information Systems, IT Management track, is a 30 credit hour program, consisting of ten 3 credit-hour courses, all in Information Systems and Technology, but with a managerial rather than a strictly technical, bent. [CLICK HERE for a complete listing and description of each course. PDF]


Each course has been developed by a team of academic and industry professionals. The courses will be delivered in an integrated, modular format. The modules will focus on specific decision areas. The modules, courses, and team members responsible for each course are listed below.


MODULE 1:  Business and Information Systems Environment

ISTM 671 – Dr. Randy Barker / Dr. Jean Gasen

ISTM 672 – Dr. Jeff Hubona / Mr. Joe Cipolla, CIO, McGuire Woods LLP


MODULE II: IS Planning and Project Management

ISTM 675 – Dr. Jim Wynne / Mr. Mike Holdren, Vice President Information Systems, First Health Services Corp.


MODULE III: IS Foundations

ISTM 673 – Dr. Roland Weistroffer / Ms. Connie Frudden, Assistant Vice President, Business Application Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
ISTM 677 – Dr. Amita Chin / Mr. Lew Chasalow, Sr. IT Business Intelligence Executive, CapitalOne


MODULE IV: Emerging Issues

ISTM 676 – Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon / Mr. Chuck Rohm, CSO, Performance Food Group
ISTM 674 – Dr. George Kasper / Mr. Kurt Thearling, Director, Strategic Technology, CapitalOne


MODULE V: IS Enterprise and Global Challenges

ISTM 678 – Ms. Maureen Carley / Mr. Rajiv Perera
ISTM 679 – Dr. Richard Redmond / Mr. Wayne Puglisi, Director of Information Technology C F Sauer
ISTM 691 – International Trip and CIO Mentor Experience


Students’ performance will be assessed throughout the program. Assessment will consist of tests, participation, team work, and other assignments. Students will receive a letter grade (A-F) for each course, and each course contributes equally toward the students’ overall Grade Point Average.




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School of Business,
Virginia Commonwealth University
1015 Floyd Avenue, Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 828-1595
Fax: (804) 828-8884

Information Systems Department
1015 Floyd Avenue, Box 844000
Room 4181
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 828-1737
Fax: (804) 828-3199
E-Mail: Maureen Carley


    Last dated: 6/7/06