Get Ahead In Your Career

When you decide to pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree at Maryland Smith, you’ll advance your skills by participating in exciting, interactive learning experiences that mirror the types of challenges you’ll face working for a real business.

Key Topics Explored:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Data warehousing
  • Database management
  • Digital business markets
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Project management
  • Optimization modeling
  • Simulation modeling

Analytics Tools You’ll Use:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Analytics
  • Hadoop
  • Python
  • R
  • SQL


“Professor Viswanathan tied in my work experience with how physical and digital markets work in the real world. Now those concepts are deeply rooted in me. His teaching helped me develop a pragmatic view of how I approach this field.”

Manasvi Prasad

MS Information Systems ’20

Experience for the Real World

Compete in a data challenge

Put your consulting, teamwork and analytical skills to use during Datathon.

Participate in a case competition

Gain hands-on experience solving real-life business problems and recommend solutions to a panel of leaders from top companies.

Simulate business scenarios

Learn key concepts by working through simulation and case study exercises inside the classroom.

Faculty Invested in Your Future

Your professors are savvy, connected business leaders who will challenge you to take your skills to the next level. They offer valuable guidance as you navigate your coursework and career.

Kislaya Prasad

Guest scholar at the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution.

Expert in data mining, quantitative decision-making and economic behavior.

Kislaya Prasad

Sujin Kim

More than a decade of experience researching and teaching on industrial and technological information systems at major universities.

Expert in simulation methodology and stochastic simulation-based optimization used in electric power and health service systems.

Sujin Kim

Guodong “Gordon” Gao

National Science Foundation’s CAREER award recipient.

Partners with major tech and healthcare companies, including Amazon and the National Institutes of Health.

Expert in big data and AI in healthcare and quality transparency for online ratings, quality certification and disclosure.

Guodong “Gordon” Gao



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