The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program prepares students for information technology leadership roles through a unique blend of coursework that provides specialized technical expertise as well as broad business domain knowledge. Rigorous training in systems analysis and design, software development, database and network management, project management, information security and business intelligence enables students to pursue a wide range of career options and think strategically about selecting, deploying and utilizing information technology for competitive advantage.
MSIS students benefit from a distinctive mentoring program that pairs students with alumni mentors. Students make valuable professional connections and learn about information systems beyond the classroom through active student clubs. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with nationally ranked research faculty who continually discover and analyze the best practices in information systems management. The program accommodates students with undergraduate degrees in IS, business, and computer science, as well as students with undergraduate degrees outside business and IS.
The program may require as few as 30 hours for students with undergraduate business degrees from AACSB-accredited institutions. Because of the need to attain general business core competencies as a foundation of the MS in IS requirements, students with no academic business background will be required to take additional hours and must complete the General Business Core curriculum.