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MS Information Systems FAQ



Is an M.S. for Me?

“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)

Are MSIS International students eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during the program?

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

What technical skills should I have?

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. 
  • Coding with programming languages including Python, JavaScript, Visual Basic, or HTML. 

Can I meet with a student or alum?

Absolutely, please contact / 562-985-5565 to set up a day and time to meet with either a student or an alum.

Can I sit in on a class?

Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit (e.g. finance, marketing), the Grad Programs Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at / 562-985-5565.