Master of Science in Management Information Systems

Information technologies evolve rapidly and change how businesses operate, compete, and generate value. Companies are seeking professionals who possess the unique combination of information technology and business skills to help them meet the challenges of the information economy. These professionals need to understand both the big picture of business and the role of technology in enabling business innovation.

For nearly thirty years, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has prepared its MIS graduates to envision, evaluate, and execute technology-based solutions for critical business challenges. The 30-credit Master of Science in Management Information Systems can be completed in nine months, from August through April.  The program also has a part-time option, however, part-time study will extend the length of time needed to complete the degree. Students will take core and elective MIS courses (combined for a minimum 19.5 credits) that provide depth and business-oriented elective courses (maximum 10.5 credits) that provide breadth.

The MS-MIS is a STEM degree program. International students enrolled in the standalone MS-MIS and the dual degree MBA/MS-MIS are eligible to apply for a 24-month STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension. With the OPT extension, international students graduating from the programs will be eligible to work in the U.S. for a total period of 36 months before switching to other employer-sponsored visas such as H1-B.

The MS in Management Information Systems Emphasizes:

  • A fundamental understanding of the strategic and transformational role of information technologies in business
  • The skills required to execute and manage complex information technology projects
  • A study of the critical factors that shape the information economy such as digital platforms, technology adoption and diffusion, and user behavior in digital environments.