Academic Program Proposal

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10/9/2015Florida Institute of Technology
Proposal
AOCsTo be offered @ Patuxent River & APG locations12/8/2015Authorized2/19/2016
To be offered @ Patuxent River & APG locations Program Description
<p>The Master of Science (M.S.) in Management AOCs in:</p><p>Acquisition and Contract Management: prepares individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.   The curriculum provides coverage of federal procurement practices, current issues in contracting and contract administration, legal and financial aspects of government contracting and policy issues associated with acquisition and contract management.</p><p>Human Resources Management: prepares individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.  The core competencies of the master's in human resources management program include the development of positions within organizations, employee motivational strategies and practices, the appraisal processes for employees and other topics related to human resources management.  The objective of the master's in human resources management program is to meet the growing demand for human resources management skills and to provide a path for professionals to secure positions within any organization. There are several career paths for individuals who earn a master's in human resources management including human resources manager, employment and placement managers, recruitment specialists, human resources consultants, employer relations representatives, compensation specialists, job analysts, training managers and other fields related to human resources management.</p>  <p>Information Systems:   prepares individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas. The master's in management information systems focuses on database and computers systems and other topics related to information systems as well as the core competencies of the master's degree in management.  The objective of the master's in management information systems is to meet the demand of working professionals who are pursuing upward mobility within their organization and require knowledge related to information systems. Career paths for individuals who earn a master's in management information systems vary.</p><p>Logistics Management:  prepares graduates to manage an organization's logistics resources from the point of origination to the intended destination in order to meet the needs of customers, suppliers and stakeholders. This management degree emphasizes essential management principles in leadership; human resources and development; finance; organizational behavior, planning, development, and communications. Logistics management electives focus learning in various modes of operation including air transportation, container ship and rail for different organizations, entities and stakeholders. Trained, knowledgeable logistics managers are a vital part of every organization.</p>    <p>The Master of Science (M.S.) in Systems Management AOCs in:</p><p>Information Systems:  this is a specialized degree program for Systems Managers that handle enterprise-wide administration of computer systems such as network management, telecommunications, data storage and other automated centralized processes.  The MS in Systems Management with concentration in Information Systems (IS) enables systems managers to bring more emphasis to information systems aspects of complex defense systems/subsystems. They could be in engineering and technology, logistics, or even business and finance but their systems management interest is in IS, whether done in house or through contracted services. The knowledge gained from the concentration in IS enables these students to better understand the intricacies of IS policies and processes which increases their overall systems management effectiveness.</p><p>Operations Research: prepares Syst