Week 5 6995 final
MSIS Program Reflection
MSIS Program Reflection
Applying for the MSIS program was without a doubt a bad experience since I had to be prepared to handle the rough experience for many reasons. I had to move away from my home for the first time in twenty-five years to start a new job in the city. I had to handle the rigorous course load that awaits than I previously used to be. Therefore, I had to prepare for a new experience while facing the new challenges presented by my new lifestyle. I had to be well prepared to handle instances of downturns and at the same time stand strong and finish my course objectives.
Having completed my bachelor’s degree five years ago, I got a clear picture of what I wanted to do once I grow up. I had to keep watch over my colleagues get an employment in one of the worst job markets, especially during a recession brought about by the pandemic. With time I started realizing elements of corporate leadership that prevented me from pursuing a career path that would give me what I wanted n life. Until then I realized what I could have done instead and started my career in MSIS program.
As an MSIS, I am able to pursue goals that helped me achieve my long-term career goals in data analytics, information security, application development, and in information management technology. At the end of the MSIS program I would be expected to perform various activities, which include effective development of computer programs, development of data models, and administration and analysis of data in relation to9 database based on SQL commands. I will also be able to develop effective strategies and information assurance to ensure there is adequate data security to prevent crimes, espionage, and conflict (Shah, Kumar & Smart, 2018). By the end of the program, I would be able to effectively provide sound recommendations in regard to information challenges and opportunities.
However, there was more that stood in between me and the imagined future. Having imaginations of ever going back to school. I k new I had the ability to work although I did not have even the basic credentials in education that would help be get a decent job. However, I have been a problem solver and I know that I have the ability to see things in a different way by seeing smallest details and how they fit into the bigger picture. Given the fact that I had never taken a course in information systems, operations, or even leadership. I also have to work full time in order to support myself and I need to make a sacrifice in order to achieve my educational goals. Reflecting on my academic goals and imagining of getting back to school is like scaling without a rope, but in reality, that is the only way I can make progress. Achieving my MSIS degree would help me jump start my life, which appeared to making little progress, which was unsatisfactory for me.
Having worked as a sales agent I have learned there are various problems that I could have solved on my own. However, having learned about MSIS program, I new all business data handling challenges have been addressed. MSIS program provides advanced managerial and technical skills that requires meeting the demands for informational technology professionals in different sectors of business and also at the global level. MSIS provides basis for building a digital economy, which is reliant on IT professionals for guiding corporate technology investments more so focusing on management and protection of information assets while harvesting big data. Having joined MSIS program has provided guarantee that I would acquire skills that would promote professional competence by being innovative, agile, and more proactive to changes that would require implementation of IT skills into business practice. I am confident that enrolling for a MSIS program I will be equipped with skills that are necessary to being successful in the changing business environment.
MSIS program is without doubt a game changer in implementing business operations due to efficiencies it brings along in data management and security. Completion of the program will be preparing my skills for becoming professionals in various fields including leadership, evaluation, and administration of information systems. The most important aspect in regard to carrying out business operations is by gaining expertise in analysis, organization, representation and retrieval of information by emphasizing on development of information systems and procedures aimed at meeting future business needs
Being an MSIS program is quite exciting career in various aspects of business and corporations, and different agencies that have an interest in data security and management. I am so excited because I am sure that once I finish this course, I will have better academic abilities that I will use I n system analysis and designs, database administration, information retrieval and data mining, data management systems, emerging instructional technologies, user interface designs, and emerging issues in technology.
With the information technology industry being one of the fastest changing, it is important to possess skills that would help fast track these changes to ensure businesses are oriented to the future. Information industry is availing more opportunities and thus it is important that everyone align their skills in order to suit current business needs. Despite the feeling that the world is tearing apart at some point, the many benefits that lay ahead assures me that one day I will sit down and account for everything that was once in my plate.
Shah, V., Kumar, A., & Smart, K. (2018). Moving forward by looking backward: Embracing pedagogical principles to develop an innovative MSIS program. Journal of Information Systems Education, 29(3), 139-156.