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For additional program information see the Zicklin School website

Today's competitive business environment requires technologies that provide companies with a strategic edge and enable businesses to run at maximum efficiency. The information systems majors provide students with the managerial and technological skills that support these goals. Two degree programs are offered: the Master of Science in information systems and the Master of Business Administration in information systems

The MS program is a concentration of 30 credits in major-related courses. It provides the concepts, strategies, and techniques necessary for this dynamic field. The program focuses on business areas driven by information technologies, including database management systems, e-business development, and analysis and design. The MS also provides study in other areas of interest, such as information technology in the financial markets and IT project management. The MS provides more in-depth treatment of information systems than the MBA. Also, the MS features an abbreviated business core curriculum of up to six credits (waivable in full or in part, for students with prior academic background).


Preliminary Courses    
(6 credits)

Students with appropriate background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. English language courses offered by the Continuing and Professional Studies area are required for non-native English speakers; the courses may be waived based on a waiver exam.

Financial Accounting3 credits
Financial Decision Making3 credits

Courses in Specialization    (30 credits)

Required (15 credits)
Information Systems for Managers I (with CIS 9002 formerly CIS 9000)1.5 credits
Information Systems for Managers II (with CIS 9001 formerly CIS 9000)1.5 credits
Globalization and Technology3 credits
Principles of Database Management Systems3 credits
Systems Analysis and Design3 credits
Information Systems Development Project3 credits
(Electives can be substituted for the above six courses given equivalent previous academic course background. Previously taken courses in CIS should be evaluated by the faculty advisor prior to registration.)

Electives    (15 credits)

Choose five courses from:


Graduate Internships I, II, and III (in IS)3 credits
Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits
Networks and Telecommunications3 credits
Object-Oriented Programming II3 credits
Data Warehousing and Analytics3 credits
E-Business Principles and Technologies3 credits
Business Modeling with Spreadsheets3 credits
Information Technology Project Management3 credits
Emerging Trends in Information Technology3 credits
Information Technology in Financial Markets3 credits
Risk Management Systems3 credits
Integrating Information Technology and Business Processes3 credits
Special Topics in Information Technologies3 credits
Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy3 credits
Introduction to Quantitative Modeling3 credits
Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions3 credits
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