Master of Science in Information Systems
As an MSIS student, you’ll get a technical foundation while gaining skills in analysis, design, IT management and strategy. Our graduates immediately fill the emerging needs for business technologists in corporations through our leading-edge curriculum that provides a balance of managerial, business, and technical coursework complemented real-world experiences. These include:
MBA Electives: While other programs focus on IT skills only, we understand that to be successful today you’ll need to sharpen your skills in areas such as client communications, consulting strategies, presentations, organizational development and change, negotiations, and ethics through MBA electives at our top-tier business school.
IS Strategy, Management, and Technology Concepts: Solve the IT issues of major corporations backed by knowledge learned from our faculty members who are leading researchers in IT general controls, information security, data warehousing, business process design, service-oriented architecture, IT innovation, project management, executive leadership strategy and other areas.
Experiential Learning: Nothing prepares you for the challenges you’ll face in the boardroom like experiential learning. Classroom presentations, casework studies, and company-sponsored, projects will help you develop confidence and learn to work as part of team.
Internships: Applying classroom knowledge to real business world challenges is an integral part of learning. The MSIS program requires all students to participate in a non-credit internship. Non-credit internship details.
MS in Information Systems Program Learning Goals:
Through these goals, students who earn an MSIS degree will be able to:
- Goal 1: Technical Expertise
Demonstrate a thorough command of the technical aspects of information systems.
- Goal 2: Managerial and Organizational Frameworks
Explain how managerial and organizational issues affect the use of information systems in organizations.
- Goal 3: Integration with Other Functional Areas of Business
Integrate information systems and information technology with other business topics to analyze and recommend solutions to business problems.
- Goal 4: Critical Thinking and Communication
Apply critical thinking skills to develop evidence-based recommendations and effectively communicate them to non-technical professionals.
- Goal 5: Risk, Compliance and Ethical Considerations
Demonstrate an understanding of the risk management, compliance and ethical issues in the use of information systems in organizations.
- Goal 6: Teamwork and Collaboration
Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration skills and the ability to work with clients professionally.