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Information Systems, M.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Today, organizations have a great need for professionals who have an in-depth understanding of both computers and business. The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is designed for professionals with a technical or business degree who aspire to assume managerial responsibilities or who want to broaden their knowlege of both business and technology. The MSIS enables students to develop the knowledge and skills required to apply, design and manage information systems that respond to market demands and industry needs.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Master of Science in Information Systems, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate advanced, comprehensive knowledge of key areas of information systems and apply that knowledge into practice.
  • Use information technology as a tool for business strategy.
  • Identify privacy and security threats in organizations and propose tools and mechanisms for protection.
  • Identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and apply ethical decision-making techniques to resolve them.
  • Demonstrate advanced written and verbal communication skills and use diverse technology tools to evaluate and communicate data in professional and academic settings.

Careers in this Degree

Below are potential career opportunities available to graduates with a master’s degree in information systems. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

Job Outlook

  • Chief Information Officer $159,010/year

Job outlook through 2030: 11 percent increase

  • Computer Network Architect $120,520/year

Job outlook through 2030: 5 percent increase

  • Database Administrator $98,860/year

Job outlook through 2030: 8 percent increase

  • Computer Systems Analyst $99,270/year

Job outlook through 2030: 7 percent increase