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Graduate Degree Programs

Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation (EABT)

Program Home Page

ANDREW SEARS, Dean, College of Information Sciences and Technology
MARY BETH ROSSON, Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Office of the Dean
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
332 Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park, PA, 16802-6823
Dean's office: 814-865-3528; Graduate office: 814-865-8711

Degree Conferred:

M.P.S.

The Graduate Faculty

 

Program Description

The Master of Professional Studies Program in Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation (MPS/EABT) is a unique program designed for professionals aspiring to advance to roles with enterprise wide scope and authority, such as that embodied by an enterprise architect. The MPS/EABT provides a comprehensive educational experience in the principles and practice of enterprise architecture (EA) and integrates both business and enterprise technical knowledge. The program includes courses in enterprise architecture foundations, business architecture, information technology architecture, enterprise security and risk architecture, organizational leadership, strategic management, and financial management.

Admission Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to general Graduate Council requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission.

Since the program is multidisciplinary in nature, students from many disciplines may be acceptable for entry into the program. The most qualified applicants will be accepted in the program until all available spaces for new students are filled.

Consideration for admission into the program will be granted to individuals who meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • An approved baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or above, (on a 4.0 scale) a minimum of five years of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a 1-3 page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • An approved baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average, a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a 1-3 page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • A graduate degree, a minimum of one year of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a 1-3 page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • An approved baccalaureate degree, successful completion of three courses in the program with a minimum of a 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average as a non-degree graduate student, at least two years of relevant work experience, and a 1-3 page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants. Consult the English Proficiency section of the Graduate Bulletin Application and Admission Procedures page for more information.

Degree Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the DEGREE REQUIREMENTS section of the Graduate Bulletin. The Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation (MPS/EABT) program requires a minimum of 33 credits at the 400, 500, or 800 level. At least 18 credits must be at the 500 or 800 level, with at least 6 credits at the 500-level. A student will take 27 credits of required courses. The remaining 6 credits are selected from a list of approved elective courses. The courses are delivered online through Penn State World Campus.

Required Courses (27 credits)

EA 871(3), EA 873(3), EA 874(3), EA 876(3), EA 594(3), MBADM 816(3), MBADM 820(3), MBADM 571(3), BA 888(3)

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Elective concentrations are available in Supply Chain, Security Architecture, Business Architecture, and Project Management. A list of courses required for each concentration is maintained by the graduate program office.

Capstone Experience (3 credits). Each degree candidate must complete a capstone project on a topic related to enterprise architecture and agreed upon between the candidate and faculty member-in-charge while enrolled in EA 594.

Pattern of Course Scheduling

The program is highly flexible and is designed to meet the different needs of students and organizations. The courses are delivered online through the World Campus. With online delivery, the professional master program can easily fit into the work schedule of professionals from around the globe.

Student Aid

Refer to the Student Aid section of the Graduate Bulletin. Students in this program are not eligible for graduate assistantships.

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2018

Blue Sheet Item #: 46-04-000

Review Date: 1/9/2018

Faculty linked: 8/14/14; revised to full IST faculty link: 4/20/15; added program home page link: 7/16/15

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