ISQA Concentrations

Global IT Leadership and Management

The College of Information Science and Technology (CIST) and UNO’s International Studies and Programs (ISP) have joined to offer an interdisciplinary “Global IT Leadership & Management” (GITLM) specialization both in the International Studies (INST) undergraduate program and the CIST undergraduate program in Management Information Systems. The GITLM specialization will foster the integration of technology and internationalization through an interdisciplinary program offered through intercampus collaboration with UNO’s sister-universities in Norway, India, Germany, Austria, and China. GITLM will bring a global perspective to the Information Technology (IT) curriculum and add a technology component to the international studies (INST) major. This Global IT Leadership and Management specialization/concentration consists of 18 credit hours.

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

(NB: Both MIS and INST majors already take a majority of these courses as a part of their requirements)

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming


CIST 3110IT Ethics

3 credits

ENGL 1160English Composition II


GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography


INST 2130International Studies


PSCI 2210International Relations


ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)


ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)


Total Credit Hours:24

ENGL 1160: prerequisite/corequisite for CIST 3100

Required Courses (15 hours)

ISQA 3310Managing the Data Base Environment


ISQA 3420Managing in a Digital World


ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems


ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management


Total Credit Hours:12

CIST 3200/INST 3000: For those students who are unable to study abroad, this course can be replaced by taking ISQA 4130, Information Technology for Development.

CIST 3200: New course pending approval.

Required Capstone Course (3 hours)

ISQA 4950: New course pending approval.