The Executive MS in Information Systems comprises 11 modules, each of which runs approximately one month. Zicklin’s renowned business faculty and experts teach two Saturday-Sunday weekends in the classroom. All additional coursework takes place before and after the classroom sessions, supported by an online platform that allows faculty-supervised individual and group work.
Foundations (13.5 Credits)
These courses provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills needed by all information technology professionals and managers. With an orientation towards IS strategy, they form the foundation of the manager’s skill set.
- Information Technology Strategy
- Principles of Database Management Systems
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Information Systems Development Project
- Business Communication I
Required Courses for Data Analytics Concentration
These courses focus on fundamental statistical knowledge and the latest in data analytics tools, techniques, and applications. They not only offer technical knowledge that reflects current and prospective trends in technology, but also help you strengthen the managerial and strategic skills you will need to manage these functions in the future.
- Managerial Statistics
- Programming for Analytics
- Data Warehousing and Analytics
- Data Visualization
- Data Mining for Business Analytics
How information technologies and data can, and are, being used will be impacted by local, national, and regional conventions. In view of this, the Executive MS in IS program incorporates a global perspective and addresses global issues around technology and data analytics. As an executive program, it also includes an International Study Tour. This tour, which takes place in the spring, provides students with a broader perspective on the use and governance of information, information technologies, and data analytics than is possible in the traditional classroom setting.
- Special Topics in Information Systems: The International Study Tour
Sample Course Schedule
|Month||Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|August||BUS 9551||Business Communications I||1.5|
|September||CIS 9000||Information Technology Strategy||3|
|October||STA 9708||Managerial Statistics||3|
|November||CIS 9340||Principles of Database Management Systems||3|
|December||CIS 9650||Programming for Analytics (Python)||3|
|January||CIS 9490||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|February||CIS 9440||Data Warehousing and Analytics||3|
|March||CIS/STA 9660||Data Mining for Business Analytics||3|
|April||CIS 9797||Special Topics in IS: International Study Tour||3|
|May||CIS 9655||Data Visualization||3|
|June||CIS 9590||IS Development Project||3|
Note: The courses and order in which they are offered depend on faculty availability and are subject to change.
Graduation Requirements: To graduate, you must earn 31.5 credits for the Executive MS in Information Systems, maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and satisfy all Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and Executive Program policies, rules, and regulations.