This program provides students with the most relevant, practical, and applicable knowledge available in software engineering and software management. With the appropriate mix of technical and business skills, graduates of this program can systematically analyze business situations and propose, plan, and manage rigorous software development strategies and efforts to fulfill organizational objectives.
Since this program focuses on both technical and development management issues, graduates of this program can apply the acquired skills and knowledge to advance their careers in software architecture, strategic software business planning, and project portfolio and program management jobs. It can also advance more experienced software engineers and project managers to pursue technical leadership roles in the modern software business.
To keep up with increasing demands for high quality software, software development has shifted from the linear development of a few programs by a centralized software powerhouse to more incremental and iterative development of rich systems from cooperative sources across the globe with increasingly strong overseas off-shoring assistance.
As a result, software professionals are now faced with unprecedented challenges in effectively planning, managing, and developing software engineering projects with distributed and limited resources. Only strong leaders who have a clear understanding of both software development techniques and business management approaches can adequately tackle these challenges to meet business needs.
To complete the requirements for the Master of Science with a major in software management, students must successfully complete 14 courses (42 graduate semester credits) and with a GPA of at least 2.7. Students must complete 8 required technical courses from GPS, 2 electives from GPS, and 4 elective courses from the Opus College of Business graduate course curriculum.
Suggested course sequence :
- Semester 1: SEIS 605 and SEIS 610
- Semester 2: SEIS 630 and SEIS 625
- Semester 3: SEIS 645 and SEIS 626
- Semester 4: SEIS 707 and 1 Elective (SEIS / OCB course)
- Semester 5: SEIS 705 and 1 Elective (SEIS / OCB course)
- Semester 6: 2 Electives (SEIS / OCB course)
- Semester 7: 2 Electives (SEIS / OCB course)