33 credit hours
The Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Business is designed to help Computer Science professionals who want to strengthen their technical and practical skills while studying core topics in modern business practices. Learning the basic language of business can help you communicate with business analysts, nontechnical managers, and software systems users.
Courses for the MCS/Business degree program are taken from the Department of Computer Science and the Illinois Tech's Stuart School of Business (SSB). In addition to satisfying General MCS Degree Requirements (GPA, core courses, ...), the program of study must include 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses and 9 credit hours of BUS/MBA courses from the following list:
- BUS 510: Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business (Business Fundamentals)
- BUS 550: Building Analytics for Competitive Advantage (Analytics)
- MBA 501: Accounting for Strategic Decision Making
- MBA 502: Emerging Issues in the Global Business Environment (Global Business)
- MBA 504: Spreadsheet Modeling (Analytics)
- MBA 506: Leading & Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations
- MBA 509: Financial Mgmt in a Globalized World (prereq: 501)
- MBA 511: Creating, Communicating & Delivering Customer Value
Of the 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses, at least 20 must be at the 500-level. The remainder must be at the 400- or 500-level. Only the BUS/MBA courses can come from outside CS/CSP. Since 6 BUS/MBA credit hours are treated as transfer courses, no other transfer credits are available.
If you have a limited background in computer science, you may need additional courses including prerequisite courses. These courses will not count toward your program of study.
Admission to the Master of Computer Science program is sufficient for choosing the Business Specialization. Stuart Graduate Tuition rates will apply to the BUS/MBA courses. Shousl you choose the Business Specialization, you must satisfy prerequisite requirements either with prior coursework or equivalent courses in Computer Science or Business.
Last modified 4/21/2012