Master of Science in Information Systems

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Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program gives you the cutting-edge data science, IT and analytical skills you’ll need to stand out in the job market and help company leaders make informed decisions.

  • Learn the best ways to manage data using the latest analytics tools and explore how to help business leaders further adapt to a changing technological landscape.
  • Participate in case competitions and do simulation exercises that mirror the challenges you’ll face in the workplace.
  • Build relationships with other talented students from diverse academic backgrounds and boost your skills under the guidance of expert faculty.

  • STEM-eligible program
  • Complete your degree in 2 or 3 semesters
  • Total of 30 credits

Take Advanced Courses

Strategic and Transformational IT

Discover how IT management is used to support a business’ strategic and operational decisions. You’ll explore new technologies, evaluate key challenges and learn IT’s value in the business world.

Data Mining & Predictive Analytics

Explore how data mining techniques can help improve business decisions. In this interactive course, you’ll learn key analytical concepts regularly used in this field, including data visualization, time series forecasting and clustering. This course is a great stepping stone for future coursework in big data.

Project Management for Dynamic Environments

Learn the project management skills and tools that help information systems managers perform well on the job. This course will also prepare you to take the Project Management Institute's certification exam.

2019 Incoming Student Profile

316

Average GRE Score

672

Average GMAT Score

3.3

Average Undergrad GPA

1.3

Average Years of Work Experience

“There are many career opportunities available when you take advantage of the Smith community’s resources, strong network and location. The school guided me to pursue my career objectives.”

Shantan Sawa

MS in Information Systems ’18
Business Analyst, Bank of America

 

Top 10 National Rankings for Maryland Smith's Information Systems Program, source U.S. News and World report, 2020