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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 technologies that provide companies a strategic edge and enable businesses to run at maximum efficiency. The information systems majors provide students with the managerial and technological skills that support these goals.Two degree programs are offered: the Master of Science in Information Systems and the Master of Business Administration in Information Systems.

The MS program is a concentration of 30 credits in major-related courses. It provides the concepts, strategies, and techniques necessary for this dynamic field. The program focuses on business areas driven by information technologies, including database management systems, e-business development, and analysis and design. The MS also provides study in other areas of interest, such as information technology in the financial markets and IT project management. The MS provides more in-depth treatment of information systems, compared to the MBA. Also, the MS features an abbreviated business core curriculum of up to six credits (waivable in full or in part, for students with prior academic background).

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).

Preliminary Courses (6 credits)

Students with appropriate background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. English language courses offered by the Continuing and Professional Studies area are required for non-native English speakers; the courses may be waived based on a waiver exam.

ACC 9110 Financial Accounting 3
FIN 9770 Financial Decision Making 3

Courses in Specialization (30 credits)

Required (15 credits)

CIS 9001
Information Systems for Managers I (with CIS 9002 formerly CIS 9000) 1.5
CIS 9002
Information Systems for Managers II: Managing and Harnessing Technology (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 3
(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- 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 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 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 Special Topics in Information Technologies (formerly CIS 9771)
CIS 9795 Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy 1.5
CIS 9797 Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy (formerly CIS 9775)
OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling 3
STA 9708 Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3


For further information, contact:

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

Graduate Admissions

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