MS in Information Systems
- Information Systems
The Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems
Today’s competitive business environment requires that companies leverage Information Technology to gain a competitive edge and to operate efficiently. The Master of Science in Information Systems provides students with the managerial and technological skills that support these goals. The focused program consists of 31.5 credits in IS-related courses and an abbreviated business core (waivable based on prior academic background). Students take core courses in key topics such as database management systems, global issues in IT, systems analysis and design, and IS strategy and may customize their degree by selecting from diverse elective courses. Graduates of the program are employed in diverse industries in positions such as project managers, system developers, technology leads, IT managers, and systems analysts. The MS program conforms with the DHS - STEM program so that international students who graduate from the MS program may be eligible for an additional 17-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT).
Department of Homeland Security OPT Extension for STEM Programs
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a program in which international students who graduate from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs can get an additional 17-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT); please see (http://www.dhs.gov/news/2012/05/11/dhs-announces-expanded-list-stem-degree-programs ).English Proficiency Requirements:*
Students who completed their undergraduate education in a non-English speaking country will be required to take non-credit bearing modules in Grammar Troubleshooting and American English Pronunciation offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies. These modules may be waived based on a waiver exam. The modules are not required for students who completed a four-year degree in an English-speaking country.Courses in Degree Program (31.5 credits)
Required (13.5 credits)
BUS 9551* Business Communication I 1.5 CIS 9001** Information Systems for Managers I (with CIS 9002 formerly CIS 9000) 1.5 CIS 9002** Information Systems for Managers II (with CIS 9001 formerly CIS 9000) 1.5 CIS 9340 Principles of Database Management Systems 3 CIS 9490 Systems Analysis and Design 3 CIS 9590
Information Systems Development Project
Electives can be substituted for the above six courses given equivalent previous academic course background. Previously taken courses in CIS should be evaluated by the faculty advisor prior to registration.
Electives (18 credits)
Choose 12 - 18 credits from the list below:
BUS 9801 - BUS 9803 Graduate Internship I, II, III (in IS) 3 CIS 9230 Globalization and Technology 3 CIS 9240 Sustainability and Information Technology 3 CIS 9310 Object-Oriented Programming I 3 CIS 9350 Networks and Telecommunications 3 CIS 9355 Cybersecurity 3 CIS 9375 Social Technology and Business CIS 9410 Object-Oriented Programming II 3 CIS 9440 Data Warehousing and Analytics 3 CIS 9444 E-Business Principles and Technologies 3 CIS 9445 Digital Media Management 3 CIS 9467 Business Modeling with Spreadsheets 3 CIS 9480 Information Technology Project Management 3 CIS 9550 Emerging Trends in Information Technologies 3 CIS 9555 Information Technology in Financial Markets 3 CIS 9556 Risk Management Systems 3 CIS 9557 Business Intelligence 3 CIS 9650 Programming for Analytics 3 CIS 9655 Data Visualization 3 CIS 9660 (STA 9660) Data Mining for Business Analytics 3 CIS 9700 Integrating Information Technology and Business Processes 3 CIS 9791 Special Topics in Information Systems Technologies 1.5 CIS 9793
(formerly CIS 9771)
Special Topics in Information Technologies 3 CIS 9795 Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy 1.5 CIS 9797
(formerly CIS 9775)
Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy 3 OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling 3
Business Electives (0-6 credits)
Choose 0-6 credits from the list below:
ACC 9110 Financial Accounting 3 ACC 9810 Current Topics in Financial Accounting 3 ACC 9993 Special Topics in Accountancy 3 FIN 9770
Financial Decision Making
3 MGT 9702*** Service Operations Management I 1.5 MGT 9704*** Service Operations Management II 1.5 OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling 3 STA 9708 Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3
Concentration in Data Analytics
Students will take all required courses (13.5 credits), and will select 9-12 credits from the following list of electives. To complete the remaining 6-9 elective credits, students will select from the information systems and business electives listed above.
CIS 9310 Object-Oriented Programming I 3 or CIS 9650 Programming for Analytics 3 CIS 9440 Data Warehousing and Analytics 3 CIS 9655 Data Visualization 3 CIS 9660 (STA 9660) Data Mining for Business Analytics 3
*Effective for all MS-Information Systems students admitted in spring 2016 or later. Students admitted prior to spring 2016 should consult their preliminary course evaluation and/or waiver exam results, since other requirements and conditions may apply.
**As CIS 9001 and CIS 9002 are being phased out of the curriculum, students should select CIS 9000 (3 credits) in their place.
***As MGT 9702 and MGT 9704 are being phased out of the curriculum, students should select MGT 9700 (3 credits) in their place.
For further information, contact:
Office of Graduate Admissions (Prospective Applicants)
Address: 151 E. 25th St. Room 820 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Phone: (646) 312-1300
Fax: (646) 312-1301
Website: Graduate Admissions
Office of MS Programs (Current and Admitted Students)
Address: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 13-221
Phone: (646) 312-3140; Fax: 646-312-3141