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ISEM at HU is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the enterprise architecture, planning and management issues at global levels. 

An HU ISEM student may specialize in the following areas: artificial intelligence, business intelligence, digital government, digital health, entrepreneurship, information security, smart cities, software engineering, systems development, and technology management as part of their individualized concentration.

HU graduate studies in ISEM cut across the following three active areas of work:

What separates the ISEM MS program from its peers?

The focus is on how the current and next generation of Digital Enterprises will be planned, engineered and managed.  This implies:   

Why Choose ISEM?

  1. ISEM is a flexible blend of business and technology — it cuts across Information Systems, Systems Engineering and  Management.
  2. ISEM offers flexible specializations in Digital Transformation, Technology Management, AI and BI for Business,  Smart Cities & Communities, Industry 4.0 and many more.
  3. You can build your own specialization by taking any three courses in a topic area and then completing a related capstone project.
  4. You can start with MS in ISEM and finish with a PhD in ISEM.
  5. It’s suited for career enhancement and career changers (e.g., from Business to Technology & vice versa).

“ISEM graduate program is a highly flexible graduate program that offers a balanced mixture of information systems, systems engineering and management. The setting of courses is closely integrated with the development directions of industry.”

Rui Wang

“ISEM has been an intuitively flexible and interdisciplinary department at HU. I have been a designer and community advocate with 15 years of experience in the domain. I wanted to jumpstart my career so I could merge my passion for social justice with that of technology and the ISEM program turned out to be the best decision as it gave me a lot of confidence in the choice I made to advance my career, furthermore move to the next phase of my educational journey as a Ph.D. candidate. I would not have done so much in the field and realized my calling if it weren’t for Prof. Amjad Umar and the ISEM faculty who have genuinely been supportive throughout my journey as a student at the university.”

Hamida Khatri

Program Concentrations

Program Lead

 Amjad  Umar, Ph.D.

Amjad Umar, Ph.D. Program Lead & Professor of Information Systems Engineering Management

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Full Time Faculty

Iheb Abdellatif, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Technology & Management

Siamak Aram, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Analytics

Ozlem Cosgun

Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management

Stanley Nwoji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of E-Business & Entrepreneurship

Thomas Plunkett

Assistant Professor of Blockchain Technologies

Wouter Popelier

Assistant Professor in System Engineering

Timothy Richards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems Engineering Management

Michael (Shane) Tomblin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Enterprise Engineering and Healthcare Informatics

Amjad Umar, Ph.D.

Program Lead & Professor of Information Systems Engineering Management

Richard Wirth

Assistant Professor of Information Sciences

Corporate Faculty

Janine Clarke, Ph.D.

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

William French

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Rafael Garcia-Reilly

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Bryan Little

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Spencer Martin

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Donald O’Hara

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Keith Schincke

Corporate Faculty (Information Systems Engineering & Management)

Program Courses

This program requires a total of 36 semester hours: 15 semester hours from the core courses, 6 semester hours of experiential courses, and 15 semester hours of Concentration courses. The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses ( ).

ISEM 500 – Strategic Pln for Digital Transform (3 credits)

This course introduces the basic principles (systems thinking and quantitative methods) of systems engineering and shows how these principles can be used to strategically plan, integrate, secure and administer the complex information systems that support and drive the current and future digital enterprises. Topics include: digital enterprises, aligning information technology strategy to business strategy, enterprise applications (customer relations management, procurement, supply chain management), ecommcerce, decision support, knowledge management, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, cost/benefit analysis and information technology infrastructure. These topics are explained through case studies and examples by using a strategic planning methodology.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

ISEM 540 – Enterprise Architecture & Integr (3 credits)

Modern digital enterprises are characterized by increased automation, mobile services, extended B2B operations with global business partners, and on-demand business services. The main issue in such enterprises is to architect and integrate a very wide range of services quickly and effectively. This course presents a ‘systems’ perspective based on service oriented architecture (SOA) that combines processes, people and technologies, and highlights the role of information and communication technologies, enterprise models, and emerging SOA standards in developing flexible and integrated business architectures.

Prerequisites: ISEM 500
Corequisites: None

MGMT 510 – Bus Strategy & Mgmt Principles (3 credits)

This course introduces the basic concepts of business strategy and management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, developing, and monitoring/control. The context is global markets and their impact on business strategies and managerial processes. The course explores the best practices in global strategic management, organizational design, human resource processes, and organizational behavior.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

GRAD 695 – Research Methodology & Writing (3 credits)

This course guides the student to develop and finalize a selected research problem and to construct a proposal that effectively establishes the basis for either writing a thesis or launching an experiential capstone project. The course provides an overview of strategies for effective problem investigation and solution proposal. Research methodology is studies and applied as part of suggesting a solution to a problem. Writing and formatting techniques are also explored and applied as a communication tool for cataloging the investigation and recommending the solution.

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 18 graduate semester hours; must be taken prior to GRAD 699
Corequisites: None

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