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.
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.
FASTER THAN AVERAGE
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
Risk systems developer
Businesses that hire our students include:
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.
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.
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