International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Computer Science
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.
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.
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.
An MSM, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help you stand out from the competition.
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.
Tuition & Cost
$623 per credit hour
$125 per credit hour
scholarship is available
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.
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.
|Budgets and Forecasting
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|Legal Aspects of Information Systems Management
|Foundation of Cloud Computing and Management
|Managing Cloud Security
|Managing Cloud Application Development
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|+ MSM Computer Science Concentration
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How much will it all cost?
Tuition & Fees
Year 1 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Peregrine Assessment Fee $375
Year 2 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Graduation Fee $100
$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.
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