Build cutting-edge skills
Bridges technology and business with a curriculum covering big data, predictive analytics, AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, IT, and more.
Advance your career in IT
Spans the breadth of IT, from hands-on experience with web services to high-level strategy
Transform your organization
Shows how IT can drive an organization’s success in the global marketplace
Notes a STEM-designation, offering an Optional Practical Training STEM Extension benefit.
Learn about your class profile*
- 665 average GMAT score
- 3.35 average undergraduate GPA
- 50 percent female / 50 percent male
- 1.1 average years of full-time work experience
- 4 percent of students from U.S.
*Fall 2019 incoming class
The Master of Science in Information Systems offers an immersive educational experience at the intersection of business, technology, and human behavior. Regardless of your technical acumen, through this STEM-designated program you'll learn to leverage the art and science of information systems to become a better leader.
The student handbook provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as policies and procedures.
Find detailed descriptions for the courses offered during the 2019-2020 academic year.
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Information systems and technologies are revolutionizing the way we live and work. The rapid pace of technological advances requires a new generation of talented and tech-savvy business leaders with the foundational knowledge to anticipate change and recognize opportunities to add business value with adapting new technologies.
The Master of Science in Information Systems program prepares students to lead IT initiatives aimed at organizational success, providing secure infrastructure platforms and breakthrough strategic advantages. Students in the full-time Master of Science in Information Systems program study in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. along the famed “Embassy Row.”
The curriculum below is for students entering in the program in fall 2020. Current students should refer to the handbook for their curricular requirements and course information.
Required courses (24 credits):
Business foundations (10 credits)
- BU.520.601 Business Analytics
- BU.120.601 Business Communication
- BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
- BU.350.620 Information Systems
- BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
Functional core (14 credits)
- BU.330.750 AI: Principles and Business Applications
- BU.330.790 Applied IS Architecture
- BU.330.705 Data Networks: Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies
- BU.330.780 Data Science and Business Intelligence
- BU.350.710 IT and Global Sourcing Strategy
- BU.330.740 Large Scale Computing with Hadoop
- BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects
Electives (12 credits)
- BU.360.701 Competitive Intelligence
- BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
- BU.330.770 Database Management
- BU.330.760 Deep Learning with Unstructured Data
- BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
- BU.300.700 Developing Internet Systems and Services
- BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
- BU.520.620 Advanced Business Analytics
- BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
- BU.510.650 Data Analytics
- BU.142.620 Leadership in Organizations
- BU.410.620 Marketing Management
- BU.680.620 Operations Management
- BU 610.625 Simulation and Strategic Options
In addition to the elective courses listed above, MSIS students can select up to 2 courses (maximum 4 credits) from any area as part of the 12 elective credits. These courses must be approved by an academic advisor. The advisor-approved elective provide flexibility for students in tailoring their MSIS program.
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The Career Development Office partners with you to advance your career.
- The career development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies essential for a successful career search.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for computer and information systems experts is expected to increase 15 percent by 2022. Our graduates in the Master of Science in Information Systems program have gone on to start or advance their careers in consulting and information technology with private industry, government, and non-profit organizations.
- Amazon Web Services
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Ernst & Young
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of State
- Business Analyst
- Business Operations Analyst
- IT consultant
- Financial Analyst
- Full-Stack Developer
- MarCom Specialist
- Software Developer
- Sr. Data Scientist
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There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify. Learn more.
The Fall 2021 application will open in early September 2020.