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Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramesh, Program Director, email@example.com
There is a continuing shortage of specialists with the combination of auditing and technology knowledge needed to properly inform and execute management decisions in areas such as IT Assurance, Information Security, IT Governance, and IT Risk Management. The purpose of the Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control (MSISAC) program is to produce graduates who are able to combine a thorough knowledge of auditing principles with an equally thorough knowledge of Information Technologies to enable organizations to competently operate in environments where auditing systems are tightly integrated with organizational information systems. Graduates will be well prepared for careers in IT auditing, but also for a variety of other areas such as auditing, information systems, consulting, and assurance.
Information Systems provide the basic fabric with which organizational management develop, record, and process abstractions and models that are both the basis of management strategy, decision making and of recording the flows of assets and liabilities within the organization and with its trading partners. Auditors are increasingly called upon to design, review, audit, and advise stakeholders with regard to the accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of complex information systems. Developing competencies in IT audit often requires a broad understanding of enterprise-wide approaches for managing growing international risks and emerging regulations. IT auditors must know how to identify and mitigate information risks, effectively manage security-related incidents, and reduce the impact of these on people, profitability and property.
To summarize, the purpose of the Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control program is to produce graduates who are able to combine their knowledge of auditing with the latest information systems tools and techniques to enable organizations to achieve information assurance and security. MSISAC program graduates are expected to be academically prepared to take the CISA exam upon completion of their degree. This combination of skills necessary for obtaining these highly valued certifications is very rarely found in any program in the nation.