MS in Information Systems
Builds Leaders in Managing Information and Technology in the Heart of Silicon Valley
MSIS alumni fill critical positions as systems analysts, technology managers, and as internal management consultants. The program is supported by industry leaders, many of whom sit on the MSIS Board of Advisors.
New additions to the MSIS Board of Advisors, Anthony Scott, VP and CIO of Microsoft, Les Spencer, VP and CIO of Lam Research, and Rebecca Jacoby, Senior VP and CIO of Cisco.
The MSIS Program is designed to equip IT leaders with the tools to harness the power of information. The curriculum focuses on the application of technology for solving real organization and business problems. Course work is project-based, connecting learning to actual challenges in the field. Students learn how to integrate emerging technologies into organizational practices and to successfully manage complex, technically centered changed processes.
Courses are clustered thematically within four groups: core business knowledge, core information systems knowledge, specialization and integration/application. Detailed course descriptions and MSIS information.
Meeting Time and Program Length
Winter, Spring, and Fall admissions for MSIS students. Complete the degree in as little as two years or take up to six years. Courses held in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, with classes beginning at 5:45 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.
Tuition for 2010-11 is $2,433 per three-unit quarter class ($811/per unit). Financial Aid, unique to MSIS, is available
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Application, two letters of recommendation, collegiate transcripts, and GMAT or GRE are required. Deadline for Winter 2011 is November, 2010. Deadline for Spring 2011 is January 19, 2011. Deadline for Fall 2011 is June 1, 2011. International students should submit applications as soon as possible. Application Checklist