Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM)

Information Systems Engineering and Management at Harrisburg University is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the enterprise architecture, planning and management issues at global levels.  An ISEM student may specialize in the following areas:  digital government, digital health, entrepreneurship, information security, software engineering and systems development, and an individualized concentration.

Program Goals

ISEM graduates are able to:

  • Manage and engineer or re-engineer the systems needed to support the current, and next, generation(s) of digital enterprises;
  • Undertake planning integration, security and administrative assignments in modern enterprises;
  • Emphasize interdisciplinary knowledge from three active areas of work (information systems, systems engineering, and management) to address practical problems; and,
  • Be a thought leader in building and managing future systems.

Information Systems Engineering and Management Requirements- The following courses comprise the Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering and Management program – 36 semester hours.  The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses ().

Complete all of the following Core courses – 15 semester hours:

ISEM 500
Strategic Information Systems Planning, Engineering & Management
(3 credits)
CISC 510
Object-Oriented Software
(3 credits)

or

ISEM 502
User-Centered Design
(3 credits)

or

ISEM 530 
Analysis and Design of Modern Information Systems
(3 credits)

or

ISEM 565
Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 531
Designing Serious Games and Simulations
(3 credits)
ISEM 540
Architectures and Integration of Modern Enterprises
(3 credits)
MGMT 510
Business Strategy and Management Principles
(3 credits)
ANLY 500
Analytics I: Principles and Applications
(3 credits)

or

MGMT 511
Digital and Global Organizations
(3 credits)

or

PMGT 510
Principle of Project Management
(3 credits)

Complete the following Experiential courses – 6 semester hours:

GRAD 695
Research Methodology and Writing
(3 credits)

and

ISEM 699
Applied Project in ISEM
(3 credits)

or

GRAD 699
Graduate Thesis
(3 credits)

Complete one of the following Concentrations (15 semester hours):

Individualized Concentration:

The Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering and Management student can choose courses totaling 15 semester hours of credit from any of the graduate programs at HU.  This option allows the ISEM students to build their own customized specializations and concentrations.

OR

Analytics Concentration:

ANLY 500
Analytics I:  Principles and Applications
(3 credits)
ANLY 505
Modeling, Simulation and Gamification 
(3 credits)
ANLY 510
Analytics II:  Principles and Applications
(3 credits)
ANLY 515
Risk Modeling and Assessment
(3 credits)
CISC 520
Data Mining and Engineering
(3 credits)

Digital Government Concentration:

ISEM 560
Digital Governments
(3 credits)
ISEM 561
Public Administration in the Digital Age
(3 credits)
ISEM 562
Public Policy
(3 credits)
Electives
(6 credits)

Digital Health Concentration:

ISEM 541
Healthcare Systems 
(3 credits)
ISEM 542
Healthcare Informatics and Information Systems
(3 credits)
ISEM 543
Digital Health
(3 credits)
ISEM 544
Social, Technical and Organizational Issues in Digital Health
(3 credits)
Electives
(3 credits)

Entrepreneurship Concentration:

MGMT 531
Business Entrepreneurship Principles
(3 credits)
MGMT 532
Business Entrepreneurship Management
(3 credits)
MGMT 533
Business and Entrepreneurship Financing
(3 credits)
Electives
(6 credits)

Information Security Concentration:

CISC 560
Secure Computer Systems
(3 credits)
CISC 570
Advanced Database Security
(3 credits)
CISC 580
Advanced Network Security
(3 credits)
CISC 590
Information Security Project
(3 credits)
ISEM 550
Information Security Management
(3 credits)

Software Engineering and Systems Development Concentration:

CISC 510
Object-Oriented Software Engineering
(3 credits)
CISC 520
Data Engineering and Mining
(3 credits)
CISC 530
Computer Architecture for Software Engineers
(3 credits)
CISC 540
Agile Software Development
(3 credits)
CISC 550
Software Engineering in Mobile Computing
(3 credits)