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Master of Science (MS) in 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 ).

The MS in Information Systems at Baruch conforms to the the DHS-approved program list (11.0103--Information Technology).

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.

Preliminary Courses (6 credits)

Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

ACC 9110 Financial Accounting 3
FIN 9770

Financial Decision Making

Courses in Specialization (31.5 credits)

Required (16.5 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 9230 Globalization and Technology 3
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  (15 credits)

Choose five courses from:

BUS 9801 - BUS 9803 Graduate Internship I, II, III (in IS) 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
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
STA 9708 Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 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.

For further information, contact:

Prof. Michael Palley
Faculty Advisor in CIS
Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems
(646) 312-3362
CIS Website

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