J. Mack Robinson College of Business offers the Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control (MS ISAC) degree through its School of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems Department. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who want to build a strong background in application, auditing and assurance of information, and information and communication technology (ICT) in accounting.
There is a major shortage of specialists with the combination of accounting 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.
Graduates will be well-prepared for careers in IT auditing, but also for a variety of other areas such as accounting, information systems, consulting and assurance, especially in environments that involve integrated use of ICT in their accounting systems. The MS ISAC program is designed to meet this growing demand.
As of October 7, 2009, the Georgia State University Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control curriculum, as submitted to ISACA, was found to be in alignment with the ISACA® Model Curriculum for IT Audit and Control. Graduates of this program qualify for one year of work experience toward the Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) designation.