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Anderson Masters Programs

MSC05 3090
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-3290
Fax: (505) 277-7108

MS ISA Application Available

The MS ISA application is now available online: https://online.mgt.unm.edu/masters.

MS-ISA in a Nutshell

The Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance is a new degree program targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Computer science (CS) or computer-related engineering
  • Information systems (IS) or information technology (IT)

Areas of Study

The program provides a flexible way to pursue graduate-level education in the following areas:

Careers and Jobs

The job market for program graduates is very strong:

  • Jobs in all MS-ISA technology areas are plentiful - locally, nationally, and internationally
  • MS-ISA skills are in short supply - many organizations can't find qualified applicants
  • Graduates are needed in all economic sectors - for-profit, non-profit, and governmental

Program Requirements

Program requirements are flexible:

  • The program's management core is smaller than a typical MBA core and it can be tailored to individual student background and career objectives
  • Required management and technical courses can be waived based on similar undergraduate courses or related work experience
  • Students can dig deeply into one technology area or combine courses from multiple areas to best match their career objectives
  • Computer science, computer engineering, and other courses offered outside Anderson can be incorporated into the program
  • The program can be completed online, though some courses are only taught face-to-face

Is the MS-ISA right for you? Keep reading for further information. If you have questions, contact the program advisor below.

Quick Facts: Computer and Information Systems Managers
2012 Median Pay $ 120,950 per year
$ 58.15 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation 5 years or more
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 332,700
Job Outlook, 2012-22 15% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 50,900

Quick Facts: Information Security Analysts
2012 Median Pay $ 86,170 per year
$ 41.43 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 75,100
Job Outlook, 2012-22 37% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 27,400

Quick Facts: Database Administrators
2012 Median Pay $ 77,080 per year
$ 37.06 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 118,700
Job Outlook, 2012-22 15% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 17,900

Quick Facts: Network and Computer Systems Administrators
2012 Median Pay $ 72,560 per year
$ 34.88 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 366,400
Job Outlook, 2012-22 12% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 42,900

Quick Facts: Analytics Manager
DataJobs.com Pay Range* $ 90,000 - $160,000 +
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
* https://datajobs.com/big-data-salary
Quick Facts: Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts
Recruiter.com Median Pay Range $ 55,850 - $72,860
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Depends
On-the-job Training Depends
http://www.recruiter.com/salaries/fraud-examiners-investigators-and-analysts-salary

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2012-2022