The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is a STEM designated program designed to provide students with an advanced and highly sought-after expertise necessary in the field of information systems. The program provides training in advanced technical, managerial, and analytical techniques with a focus on digital transformation, and data analytics, which will advance student career prospects and prepare them for lifelong learning in a global economy.
The program consists of a 30-unit, cohort based, and lock-step sequence of courses covering three core components:
- Developing an advanced understanding of information systems management, IT application development, business intelligence and e-business in the digital economy
- Acquiring data analytics, business application programming, and systems analysis and design skills to tackle real world business and information challenges
- Demonstrating competency through a culminating project in which students interact with local industry leaders to identify improvement opportunities and develop information systems-based solutions
The program is offered in two tracks, accelerated (21 months to complete) and professional (24 months to complete.)
What is Included?
Students are required to participate in a two-day orientation. The focus of the orientation is to prepare the student to work in teams, master the Harvard case discussion method, learn how to use Excel, and begin the program as well preparing for their career post-graduation. During the orientation, students get to know faculty, fellow students and alumni of the program and begin to work as teams. The orientation is included in the cost of the program.
Tuition is $1,050 per unit or $31,500 for the entire program. This includes tuition, books, parking, the program orientation and any software that is required for the program.
Career planning and management are an important benefit of the MS IS program. Students begin their career planning after they have been admitted and support continues for up to a year after graduation. Students work with a career advisor on identifying career goals and developing a job search strategy, as well as resume writing, interviewing and other important career skills.
Students work with faculty and practitioners on a final project. Students learn hands-on and field test approaches to planning, executing, and managing information systems projects. Opportunities are provided to acquire and practice software project management, requirements analyses, systems design, and prototype construction.
Please review Admission Information for General Application Requirements for the program.