HPU inaugurates a cutting-edge graduate degree program this
fall for military and civilian personnel from all branches
of government. Called the Executive Master of Science in Information
Systems (EMSIS), this fast-paced, 20-month degree program,
offered exclusively at Hickam Air Force Base, focuses on advanced
technology and leadership concepts.
The EMSIS program is the first executive program offered
on HPUs Military Campuses to meet the needs of military
and civilian personnel, family members, and veterans who are
seeking an advanced education in the shortest time possible.
Classes are held Thursday nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and
Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. The program will run
continuously from October 3 through March 2004.
The EMSIS will prepare students for future careers and senior
leadership positions in government, the military services,
or the private sector. The curriculum will focus on the effective
use of technology in modern organizations, with special emphasis
placed on telecommunications, software engineering, project
management, security, and strategic planning.
This is an exciting opportunity for military and civilian
professionals to take advantage of one of the most advanced
technological degrees we offer at HPU, said George Moyer,
dean of HPUs Military Campus programs.
To provide students the latest in technology applications,
HPU has upgraded one of its classrooms at Hickam with powerful
new Dell computers, equipped with flat screen panels and sophisticated
hardware and software purchased specifically for the Executive
The demands of government, the military, and the business
world are changing so rapidly due to the explosion of information
technology that it is imperative for professionals to keep
pace, said Larry Zimmerman, dean of Professionals Studies
at HPU. The need for professionals in any field to become
well educated in the technology area will be essential as
computers and information systems continue to play a large
role in businesses today, said Zimmerman. From
health care to government, to military, to business, there
are tremendous applications for information technology today.
For nearly 37 years, HPU has strived to offer highly practical
programs that address the educational needs of the military
community. The Executive MSIS at Hickam Air Force Base is
one of many educational opportunities available through the
Military Campus programs, which offers 10-week accelerated
terms year-round. Hickam AFB is one of seven military campuses
offering HPU classes throughout Oahu. Each office provides
full-service academic advising and enrollment assistance.
The HPU Military Campus programs currently service more than
2,500 students and has been the recipient of numerous awards,
including the 2000 Ray Ehrensberger College of the Year Award
for military excellence in Hawaii
For registration information call the HPU Graduate Admissions
Office at 544-0278 or go online at www.hpu.edu/emsis.