The concentration in IT Strategy & Innovation supplements your MS in Information Systems & Technology with proven tools for pioneering successful digital business strategies in the competitive world of IT.

The industry-focused IT Strategy & Innovation concentration explores current information technology innovations and key business strategies for internet entrepreneurs, including how to create a successful internet startup. You’ll gain a substantive background in market research, product prototyping, internet marketing, and product development methodologies. Our distinctive practice-based curriculum offers a balanced blend of technology and management scholarship, addressing both sides of the professional spectrum. Students undertake technically focused, collaborative research with distinguished faculty-scholars who are practitioners and industry leaders in Information Systems and Technology and IT strategy.

Program Highlights
  • Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including the IDEA Lab, Intelligent Systems Lab, and more.
  • Our GIS Club convenes students and professionals interested in geographic information systems (GIS) and informs the local community about the latest GIS workshops and conferences.

Program at a Glance

UNITS
36 units

COMPLETION TIME
Full-time: 1–1.5 years
Part-time: 1.5–3 years

COURSES BEGIN
Fall | Spring

DEGREE AWARDED
MS in Information Systems & Technology

Featured Courses

IST 321
Delivering Value Through IS&T Leadership

Provides knowledge and techniques for students to understand how to influence and leverage Information Technology to a greater degree and integrate it with the company’s strategic business goals.

IST 322
Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Explores current technological innovation and key business strategies for internet entrepreneurs, including innovation theories, big data innovation, online business archetypes, and more.

IST 325
E-Learning

Provides an in depth study of the concept of electronic (also called online) learning through key topics, such as learning theories and a theory of online learning, participation in discourse and learning communities.

IST 360
Internet of Things

Examines the various aspects of the Internet of Things: architectures, devices, algorithms, networks, protocols, power, data processing, security, and standards.

IST 324
Digital Product Management

Examines the roles and responsibilities of product managers, including strategic planning, product road-mapping, lean methodology, market and product discovery techniques, and more.

IST 303
Software Development & Programming

Provides an understanding of modern software development principles and practices to support more advanced information systems and technology courses.

Partnerships

The Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT) at CGU participates in industry and academic partnerships designed to create internships, collaborations, practicum courses, and other opportunities. These include:

Esri
Claremont Graduate University’s comprehensive partnership with Esri, the world’s leading supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, offers numerous benefits, including:

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance
CISAT is also a Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Member, which gives our students and researchers access to the latest technologies for use in classroom assignments and projects.

IBM Watson Analytics Academic Program
To ensure students work with leading data analytics technologies, CISAT is part of the Watson Analytics Academic Program (WAP), which provides no-cost use of IBM® Watson Analytics software for classroom teaching and research.

Faculty & Research

  • Samir Chatterjee profile image

    Samir Chatterjee

    Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

    Research Interests

    Design science research, Health informatics, Electronics and telecommunication engineering

  • Lorne Olfman profile image

    Lorne Olfman

    Professor and Director
    Center for Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    User training, e-Learning systems, Knowledge management and organizational memory, Social technologies

  • Terry Ryan profile image

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

  • Yan Li profile image

    Yan Li

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Data science, Data mining, Analytics, Semantic technologies, Databases, Data warehousing, Business intelligence, ICT4D

  • Tamir Bechor profile image

    Tamir Bechor

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Cybersecurity, IT leadership and management

  • Brian Hilton profile image

    Brian Hilton

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), GIS solution development, Data analytics

  • Chinazunwa Uwaoma profile image

    Chinazunwa Uwaoma

    Research Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Mobile computing, computer networks, embedded systems, healthcare, artificial intelligence

  • Wallace Chipidza profile image

    Wallace Chipidza

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Dynamics of social networks, ICT4D, IT-enabled change in organizations

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Heather Reynolds

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-0324
E: heather.reynolds@cgu.edu