Master of Science in Information Systems
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.
24-36 month full or part-time program duration
Cohort-style course delivery with elective options
Evening & Saturday class schedule
STEM-Designated degree, F1-student visa eligible
Prerequisites include Programming & Statistics
Work experience not required, but may strengthen application
Winter (January) 2024 applications are due October 1st.
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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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.
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.
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 Practicum/Capstone consists of 10 units, totaling 48 units. Click here for the most recent courses offered in the MSIS program.
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
Financial and Managerial Accounting
Information Systems Strategy and Management
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.
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Our MSIS program makes you a tech expert in the tech capital of the world with its project-based curriculum.
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ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS
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