Executive Master of Geographic Information Systems (EMGIS)

Executive Master of Geographic Information Systems

The Executive Master of Geographic Information Systems (EMGIS) is tailored for mid- to senior-level managers and executives aspiring to lead organizations and units that use GIS in government, the private sector, and the not-for-profit sector. Managers and executives will gain a solid grasp of the technical, methodological, as well as strategic, management, and leadership aspects of GIS.

The STEM-designated program provides a blend of contemporary GIS knowledge and geospatial analytical skills that can empower such professionals to take on leadership positions within IT/GIS/Analytics/Strategy functions within their organizations or find similar leadership opportunities in other organizations, sectors, or industries. Such professionals will advance GIS in their respective organizations as a competitive strategy.

Core Courses

  • BUAN-610:       Data Ethics for Business (4 units)

  • GISB-610:         GIS & Geospatial Analytics: Foundations and Value Creation (4 units)

  • GISB-661:         Special Topic: Geospatial Data Visualization (2 units)

  • GISB-694:        Location Analytics and Decision-Making (4 units)

  • GISB-661:         Special Topic: Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (2 units)

  • GISB-682:        Project Management (4 units)

  • GISB-693:        GIS Strategy (4 units)

  • GISB-696:        GIS Capstone for Executives (4 units)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, EMGIS graduates will be able to

  • Effectively address geospatial opportunities and challenges within and outside the organization by synthesizing GIS and geospatial analytics domain knowledge.
  • Efficiently manage GIS projects in the organization by applying knowledge of the conceptual and technical components of contemporary GIS and its workflows along with management competencies.
  • Develop an effective geospatial strategy by engaging relevant stakeholders to maximize the value of GIS across the organization.
  • Make competent and ethical executive decisions using geospatial data and GIS technology to create sustainable value for the organization, society, and environment.