Advance Your Career

When you graduate with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree from Maryland Smith, you’ll have the strategic problem-solving, data science and IT skills that employers look for when recruiting talent. Our MSIS graduates transition into exciting jobs that help companies adapt to the challenges ahead.

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Information Systems by the Numbers


The average starting salary of Maryland Smith’s MSIS graduates.


MSIS students who secure employment within six months of graduating.


10-year job growth for information systems managers.

Sources: Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services, GMAC, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Imagine where an MSIS degree can take you:

Analytics data scientist consultant

Big data developer

Business intelligence analyst

Data scientist

Risk systems developer

Systems analyst

Businesses that hire our students include:

Capital One

Sharpen Your Professional Skills 

Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and a successfully employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on how to articulate your strengths when interacting with your future employer.

Here are the OCS services you'll have personal access to: 

  • Individualized and small group coaching
  • Interview preparation
  • Job fairs
  • Networking events
  • Résumé workshops
  • Salary negotiation coaching
  • Strategic job search planning

Build Connections with Classmates

Join a club in line with what you’re currently studying or other clubs that provide you with general connections and skills.

Smith Masters Information Systems Association

Meet other MSIS students and engage in exciting social and professional activities including career panels, movie nights and field trips to nearby cities.


Connect with first- and second-year master's degree students and participate in networking events such as alumni meet-and-greets, mentorship meetups and career panels.

Smith Masters Professional Communication Club

Practice how to prepare and deliver speeches, perform well in a case competition, and engage in impromptu talks and conversations.

"Through SMSA, I took a trip to Virginia to go wine tasting and attended a basketball tournament — all totally free. There were a lot of fun things to do outside of the classroom.”

Zhexi "Jesse" Liao

MS Information Systems ’15
Business Analyst, Google

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