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Master of Science in Information Systems

Be Part of the Future in the Tech Capital of the World



Information systems drive business. All the way from the companies that build the technology itself to disparate disciplines such as construction, education, and banking—the speed of business is dependent on Information Systems. Our Masters of Science in Information System (MSIS) degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to design, build, and manage the information systems. Renowned researchers and experienced Silicon Valley veterans teach you how to apply cutting-edge information technology to solve important challenges in business, technology, and society.

Our MSIS program is accredited by the Association for Computing Machinery and Association for Information Systems. We regularly refresh our electives to offer you both the fundamentals that you need for success and the latest technology. Your program concludes with a capstone project that allows you to either solve an important problem for one of our Silicon Valley company partners or to pursue your own idea that may end up to be the nucleus of your own company. 

Program Overview


Fulltime and
Flexible part-time
Program Duration
Cohort style with
elective options
Course Delivery
Evening and
Saturday classes
Class Schedule
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Tuition and Financial Aid


Number of Units
Merit Scholarships
Cost per Unit (2020-21) 

For details on payment options and schedules, visit the Bursar's website here  »

Financial Aid
Federal and Private Loans
The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. You may visit the staff in Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building; call (408) 551-1000, or email

Federal financial aid is not available for non-US citizens, except in cases where they have attained Permanent Resident status and have made application for citizenship. International students are eligible for scholarships.

All applicants to an MS program are considered for a scholarship if they submit their completed application by the posted deadline. Awards are based on professional accomplishments and outstanding scholarship as demonstrated in collegiate transcripts, GMAT or GRE score and recent coursework. The Graduate Business Office does not award need-based scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are awarded at the time of admission. Scholarships are awarded each term (except Summer), through graduation, conditioned upon quarterly and cumulative 3.3 GPA throughout the program.

Students are eligible to receive only one Leavey School of Business Scholarship. Students who are receiving the Food & Agribusiness scholarship are not eligible to receive a second LSB scholarship.

The Graduate Business Programs office can help with applying for scholarships. For questions, call (408) 554-4539 or send your questions to

Class Profile


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Average Months of Work Experience: 30



MSIS Curriculum falls within four broad clusters: Core IS coursework is comprised of 16 units, Business Core is 6 units, electives consist of 16 units and Integration consists of 10 units, totaling 48 units. 

MSIS course descriptions here »

MSIS Graduate Bulletin here »

Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed.

Object Oriented Software Design

Information Systems Analysis and Design - Systems Modeling

Information Systems Analysis and Design - Software Dev. Life Cycles

Database Management - Fundamentals of SQL

Database Management - Design, Development & Administration

Data Analytics

Financial and Managerial Accounting
Information Systems Strategy and Management

Electives offer you a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area, and several topical tracks are suggested for your specialization within the MSIS degree.

You must choose up to sixteen (16) units electives. Talk to us to understand how the electives fit into your career goals. 


Business Intelligence / Analytics Track

MSIS 2621

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
MSIS 2627 Big Data Modeling and Analytics

MSIS 2629

Dashboards, Scorecards, and Visualization

MSIS 2630

Web Programming

MSIS 2639

Data Visualization

Data Science Track

MSIS 2627

Big Data Modeling and Analytics
MSIS 2631 Machine Learning

MSIS 2633

Deep Learning

MSIS 2639

Data Visualization

MSIS 2534

Natural Language Processing

Enterprise Management Track

MSIS 2622

Enterprise Systems and Analytics
MSIS 2630 Web Programming

MSIS 2638

Cloud Computing Architectures

MSIS 2641

Information Technology: Ethics and Public Policy

MSIS 2805

How Engineers, Business people and Lawyers Communicate With Each Other

Mobile and Web Development Track

MSIS 2628

Applied Cloud Computing
MSIS 2630 Web programming

MSIS 2801

Mobile Payment and eCommerce Security

MSIS 2804

Mobile programming

Computer Security Track

MSIS 2630

Web Programming
MSIS 2638 Cloud Computing Architectures

MSIS 2801

Mobile Payment and eCommerce Security

COEN 250

Information Security Management

COEN 252

Computer Forensics

COEN 253

Secure Systems Development and Evaluation
To complete your MSIS degree, you will apply your knowledge and skills on a real-world project.  Ten (10) units are required. See more about integration and application here »

MSIS Faculty

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Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Analytics, Program Director for MSIS

Michele Samorani

Haibing Lu


Haibing Lu

 Ghiassi, Manoochehr


Manoochehr Ghiassi

Adjunct Lecturer Alan Tan


Alan Tan

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Our MSIS program makes you a tech expert in the tech capital of the world with its project-based curriculum.

Meet with us in an Advising Appointmentvisit a class or attend an information session, check our updated and relevant curriculum as you consider the Masters in Information Systems program that connects best to Silicon Valley. Need more information or have any questions? Contact us at or call us at 1-408-554-4539.

MS Programs Admissions

MS Admissions, Assistant Director, Susan Macias-Gutierrez Head Shot

Assistant Director, MS Admissions

Susan Macias Gutierrez

MS Program Management

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Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Toby McChesney

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Senior Director, MS Programs

Ramie Fernandez

MSIS Faculty Director

Assistant Professor of OMIS Michele Samorani Head Shot

Director MSIS

Michele Samorani

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