Minneapolis—April 9, 2008—Walden University, one of the largest online providers of graduate degrees, now offers a Master of Information Systems Management degree to help prepare students for leadership in the creation and management of information systems, processes and services that meet organizational needs. The Master of Information Systems Management program addresses the urgent demand for professionals who can bring business insight and strong skills in leadership and communication to the management of business-critical, technology-based projects and processes for global information services and systems.

Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management program is designed to produce managers who combine technical and business skills to solve problems and provide solutions in their enterprises. The curriculum integrates business and technical knowledge that equips graduates to work across organizational and disciplinary boundaries and provides them with the skills they need to manage the development and delivery of information solutions.

“Walden Master of Information Systems Management students will develop sound competencies to make them valuable contributors in today’s competitive, international business environment. Our graduates will be able to develop skills particularly important in a climate of outsourcing, such as function and process knowledge, security, managing third-party providers, and managing stakeholder expectations,” said Jonathan A. Kaplan, president of Walden University.

Information technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:*

  • The number of computer systems analysts, at 504,000 in 2006, is expected to grow about 29% to 650,000 by 2016.
  • The number of computer scientists and database administrators, at 542,000 in 2006, is expected to grow about 37% to 742,000 by 2016.
  • The number of network and computer systems administrators, at 309,000 in 2006, is expected to grow about 27% to 393,000 by 2016.
  • The number of computer and information systems managers, at 264,000 in 2006, is expected to grow about 16% to 307,000 by 2016.

Walden University, an accredited online institution, ensures that its students have what they need to succeed in their studies, including access to academic advisors, tutors, a writing center, university librarians, and a full range of other student support services.

For more information, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 or go to www.WaldenU.edu.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008—09 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT, and bachelor’s programs in business, psychology, and child development. Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 1-312-263-0456.

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