A student's perspective on MISST – Master of Information Strategy Systems and Technology
April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized
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April 27, 2010 at 7:26 pm
I had been looking into MBA programs for a number of years but never had the drive to apply. Once I heard about the interesting combination of business and technology with MISST, I realized I had found a graduate degree that fit my needs and my growth. It was a combination of disciplines that sparked my interest and my desire for continued learning. As well, the degree and knowledge will greatly benefit me in my current position and open up opportunities for me in the future.
May 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Dave Tinker, CFRE
I chose the MISST program for several reasons. I wanted to go back to school even though I already had a graduate degree in nonprofit management. I wanted something that could incorporate some of the management techniques that I had already studied and that I deal with day to day, but I also wanted a program that addressed my interest in technology. Additionally, I wanted a graduate program that would allow me to continue to work full-time and that would be flexible enough to allow me to spend time with my young family.
The MISST program has blended business management and technology very nicely. It has had an immediate positive impact on my performance at work. I have also been able to spend a normal amount of time with my family. It has met my needs. I’m very happy I enrolled in the MISST program.
May 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm
Technology has always come easy to me, but I learned early on that knowing the IT part is only half the battle. To win the war you must have the business savvy to know when Technology provides the advantage and when it’s just a band-aid. MISST provides you the ammunition, shows you how to load it, and then gives you the confidence to pull the trigger.
June 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm
The need for a program like MISST is great. It is great for those aspiring to be CIO’s, but also any person truly wanting to advance their business and career. Technology is an integral part of everything that we do. The need was summed up for me in this quote from a Business Week article, “I have heard many Western business execs complain that while their IT function is good at showcasing cool new tech inventions like RFID and Web 2.0, it is unable to align these technologies with the firm’s business processes in a way that boosts value and impact for the enterprise. In other words, Western CEOs view their CIOs as great tech inventors but poor business transformers.”
Another great article is this Wall Street Journal article, which practically asks for a program like MISST. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704320104575015430323427298.html
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