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Master of Science in Information Systems

 

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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

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Calendar check icon 24-36 month full or part-time program duration

People icon Cohort-style course delivery with elective options

Clock icon Evening & Saturday class schedule

Motherboard icon STEM-Designated degree, F1-student visa eligible

Card checklist icon Prerequisites include Java, Python, R, C and/or C++

Briefcase icon Work experience not required, but may strengthen application

Fall (September) 2024 applications are due April 1st (scholarship priority) or May 1 (final deadline).

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Class Profile

Average Age

25 

Male

25% 

Female

75% 

Average GPA

3.30 

Average GMAT

648 

Average GRE

315 

Average Months of Work Experience: 30

Bronco Career Outcomes

100%

Of graduates felt that the program met their career goals

90%

Of graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation

Leavey’s Graduate Business Career Management provides students and alumni one-on-one career counseling, workshops and webinars, online career tools, resume reviews, and employer engagement events.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

 

48
 
Number of Units
 
Merit Scholarships
 
Automatically Considered with GRE or GMAT Score 
 
$1,277
 
Cost per Unit (2023-24) 

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 onestop@scu.edu.

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.

Scholarships
Merit Scholarships are automatically considered at the time of application. The majority of merit awards are given to students with a GRE or GMAT score officially submitted, and to students who apply by priority deadlines. Explore all available graduate business scholarships here. 

Curriculum

MSIS Curriculum falls within four broad clusters: Core IS coursework is comprised of 16 units, Business Core is 6 units, electives consist of 20 units and Practicum/Capstone consists of 6 units, totaling 48 units.

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

Object-Oriented Software Design

Information Systems Analysis & Design - Systems Modeling

Database Management Systems -  Fundamentals of SQL

Software Project Management

Data Analytics - Python

Database Management Systems - Design, Development and Administration

Financial and Managerial Accounting

Information Systems Strategy & Management

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

ERP Systems

Big Data Modeling and Analytics

Applied Cloud Computing

Dashboards

Web Programming

Machine Learning

Natural Language Processing

Mobile Programming

Deep Learning

Reinforcement Learning

Cloud Computing Architectures

Data Visualization

Artificial Intelligence

Accounting for Financial Planning and Analysis

Business Planning and Analytics

Supply Chain Analytics

Global Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Technology

How Engineers, Business people, and Lawyers Communicate with Each Other

Data Structures and Algorithms

Generative AI for the Enterprise

Foundations of Cybersecurity

All MS Students will complete either a Practicum or Capstone project as a part of the graduation requirements.

The PRACTICUM is designed not only to acclimate less experienced students to the rigors and standards expected in the professional workplace but also to plug student into the Silicon Valley network and to allow them to apply what you've learned in the classroom to solve a problem defined by our industry partners. You'll be placed in a team of 4-5 students under the supervision of a faculty advisor, and will work on the project spanning a two-quarter period, with the understanding that you'll commit 5-6 hours per week.

CAPSTONES are designed to be more flexible in terms of availability and also accessibility to our population of working students. You won't be asked to sign an NDA, and there won't be any conflicts of interest with your employer, since the project is not executed with an industry partner. Projects will be completed in groups of 4-5 students under the supervision of a faculty advisor. These projects will be entirely contained in a single quarter, with the understanding that you'll commit 10-12 hours per week to complete your project deliverables. 

MSIS Faculty

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Assistant Professor of OMIS Michele Samorani Head Shot Oct.16

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

Michele Samorani

Haibing Lu

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Haibing Lu

 Ghiassi, Manoochehr

PROFESSOR, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Manoochehr Ghiassi

Adjunct Lecturer Alan Tan

ADJUNCT LECTURER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

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 msadmissions@scu.edu or call us at 1-408-554-4539.



MS Programs Admissions

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, MS PROGRAMS

Brittney Dorow

Assistant Director, MS Programs

Deus C. Do

MS Program Management

ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Joshua Rosenthal

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MS PROGRAMS

Fatima Sheikh

Assistant Professor of Management Nydia MacGregor Head Shot

ASSOCIATE DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Nydia MacGregor

MSIS Faculty Director
Assistant Professor of OMIS Michele Samorani Head Shot

Director MSIS

Michele Samorani

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