MS Information Systems FAQ



“One of the hottest growth areas in graduate business education is a master's degree in a specific topic like marketing analytics, finance or management. These one-year specialized master's programs, are for students with little to no work experience and are an excellent way to gain important knowledge and skills that immediately lead to solid positions in the career of your choice.” (Assistant Dean Jeremy Petranka, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University)

International students are eligible for CPT once they have completed 9 months in the program.

Skills that are needed to succeed in the MSIS program:

  • General MS Office expertise including Spreadsheet and Database.
  • Statistical computing  with  Excel, SAS, or SPSS. 
  • General knowledge in coding with programming languages such as Python

We receive inquiries often about the program being offered through “Extended Education” which means this program is offered as a collaborative program with the College of Business and College of Professional & Continuing Education. It means the program follows a flat-rate fee structure and is all-inclusive (books/materials, parking are included in the flat-rate fee structure). The flat-rate fee structure is $1,050/unit. This means the total cost for tuition is $31,500. 

As mentioned above, the program has a flat-rate structure of $1,050/unit. The total for tuition is $31,500 for the program, which is a two-year program. The cost information on the I-20 includes the tuition, living expenses, personal expenses, and insurance for 1-year of the program (9 months)

Yes! Meet with current MSIS student, Gauri Bathe to ask questions about the program, student events, residential life, career and networking opportunities- everything related to the student experience!