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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Computer Science (STEM)

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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Computer Science (STEM)

Computer Science is one of six comprehensive MSM concentrations offered by MVNU.

The MSM with a concentration in Computer Science provides students with the management and technical skills needed to lead organizations in the digital age. This cutting-edge program combines business management fundamentals with hands-on Computer Science courses in cloud computing, security, and application development.

The Computer Science concentration equips students to:

  • Manage IT infrastructure, systems, and teams in the cloud era
  • Make strategic decisions on cloud adoption, deployment models, architecture, and vendor selection
  • Secure cloud resources, data, identity, access, and networks
  • Develop, deploy and manage cloud-based applications using industry best practices
  • Earn AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Developer credentials (exam vouchers included)

This hybrid program allows working IT professionals to upskill into leadership roles overseeing software development, cloud migration, DevOps, and IT strategy.

Curriculum enriched by AWS Academy

At MVNU, our exceptional curriculum is enriched by Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing you with a unique and comprehensive learning experience. While AWS Academy diligently develops and maintains content, we take pride in supplementing our curriculum with excellent materials from AWS.

Engaging Content

Designed specifically for higher education, our courses cater to students like you, who may not have industry work experience. Our curriculum team ensures that you receive engaging content, including demonstrations, projects, activities, and knowledge checks, tailored to enhance your learning experience. Unlike typical commercial AWS courses that are brief, our courses span a quarter or a semester, allowing for a more in-depth exploration of cloud technologies.

Aligned to AWS Certification

As a student at MVNU, you'll find our curriculum aligns with AWS Certifications, recognized throughout the industry for identifying skilled professionals leading cloud initiatives. Our courses not only equip you with foundational knowledge and hands-on experience for AWS Certification exams but also emphasize broader cloud skill domains. It's worth mentioning that our curriculum goes beyond just preparing you for certification exams.

Employment Readiness

When it comes to preparing for your future career, MVNU ensures you acquire up-to-date skills in cloud technologies and provides resources that set you on the path to in-demand IT jobs. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue industry-recognized AWS Certifications. With knowledge of the AWS Cloud, hands-on experience, and AWS Certifications, you'll stand out when you embark on your professional journey.

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MSM Highlights

An MSM, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help you stand out from the competition.

Residency Requirements

MVNU's International Executive Studies programs have an in-seat residency requirement.

Books and Outside Resources

Textbooks will be embedded throughout most courses at no additional charge. However, some courses may require an outside book or resource that students will need to buy separately. A link to the university's book program will be provided to students when necessary.

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Tuition & Cost

$623 per credit hour

$125 per credit hour
scholarship is available

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Program Length

20 months

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Total Credit Hours



Concentration courses will include:

Foundations of Cloud
Computing and Management

This introductory course provides an overview of cloud computing concepts, deployment models, economics, core infrastructure services, security, architecture, billing, and support. Offers students an opportunity to gain the skills needed to pursue certification as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Foundational. Students will gain knowledge to make informed decisions about cloud adoption and management. The course covers foundational management skills including risk assessment, vendor management, change management, and disaster recovery planning.

Managing Cloud Security

This hands-on management course provides students experience securing cloud resources and data. Topics include identity and access management, network security, encryption, monitoring, logging, and incident response. Offers students an opportunity to gain the skills needed to pursue a digital badge - AWS Cloud Security Foundations. Students will learn to manage cloud security using industry best practices and services. The course covers management skills like risk assessments, auditing, security policies, and governance.

Managing Cloud
Infrastructure Operations

This hands-on course teaches students to build, secure, and manage cloud application development using best practices. Offers students an opportunity to gain the skills needed to pursue certification as an AWS Certified Developer - Associate. Students will learn to oversee teams using cloud functions, databases, API gateways, and messaging services. Prepares students for management roles overseeing cloud application development.

Curriculum stats/highlights

The IES MSM curriculum is comprised of six graduate business core courses making up 18 credit hours.

The remaining 12 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration - Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering Management, Information Technology Management, or Healthcare Informatics.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Ethics Leadership 3
Budgets and Forecasting 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Management 3
Global Business 3
Total MSM Core Hours 18
Computer Science Concentration Courses Credit Hours
Legal Aspects of Information Systems Management 3
Foundation of Cloud Computing and Management 3
Managing Cloud Security 3
Managing Cloud Application Development 3
Total Computer Science Courses 12
Total MSM Core Hours 18
+ MSM Computer Science Concentration 12
Total MSM/Computer Science Hours 30

How much will it all cost?

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Tuition & Fees

$20,565 includes:

Year 1 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Peregrine Assessment Fee $375

Year 2 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Graduation Fee $100


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$3,750 IES Scholarship*

*Student accepted into an IES program are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship up to $125 per credit hour.


Total Student Cost


Total tuition and fees minus scholarship.


The Computer Science MSM concentration is ideal for tech professionals interested in advancing their careers in software engineering and development. Possible roles include Software Architect, Development Manager, App Developer, and more.

If you have strong coding abilities and managerial potential, earning an MSM in Computer Science is an excellent way to reach new heights in your software career.

Graduates from this program typically possess a blend of technical expertise in computer science along with business management skills. Potential roles and corresponding salary expectations may include:

  • Software Developer/Engineer: $70,000 - $120,000 per year (varies by location and experience).
  • Systems Analyst: $60,000 - $110,000 per year.
  • IT Project Manager: $80,000 - $140,000 per year.

Career-Focused Concentrations

MVNU’s MSM programs blend an 18-hour core education with 12 hours of concentrated coursework that covers an array of topics. Within each concentration, students receive industry-specific training from expert faculty members that can unlock growth potential in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Explore what we have to offer:

This cutting-edge program combines business management fundamentals with hands-on Computer Science courses in cloud computing, security, and application development.

This dynamic program combines strong business acumen with hands-on analytics skills highly valued in today's data-rich business environment.

This innovative program combines business fundamentals with specialized knowledge in engineering, analytics, and strategic decision-making.

This concentration develops leaders capable of leveraging data, analytics, and information technology to improve healthcare systems, services, and patient outcomes.

This forward-looking program combines strong business acumen with hands-on technology management skills.

This concentration is ideal for business professionals interested in a career in designing and managing business processes, either directly (e.g., VP of Operations or COO) or indirectly (e.g., management consulting).

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Cultivating valuable decision-making and leadership skills can help you take the next step in your career. Whether your goal is to invest in your potential or achieve a more fulfilling role, our degree programs offer in-depth coverage that can help you transition from learning to leading.

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