Zicklin Graduate Programs

MS Information Systems – Advising Information For NewStudents

Welcome new MS in Information Systems students! 

MS students will receive an email from the advising team with more specific information related to your program requirements.  New students should note that information will be sent to the same email address that you used to apply to your degree program. 

MS Advising Team
Taneisha Green, Monee’ Johnson, Donelle Bailey, Cassandra Constant, Ken Eng
Email: ZicklinMSPrograms@baruch.cuny.edu

Group advising and registration assistance is available.  RSVP for upcoming advising sessions.

MS IS Faculty Advisor:
Professor Michael Palley
E-mail: mpalley@baruch.cuny.edu

Degree Requirements: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/ms/information-systems/

Course Selection

International students need to be registered for 9 credits in fall and spring to be considered full-time. Part-time students typically take 6 credits per semester.

First Semester Courses Elective Options (No Prerequisites) Business Communication

CIS 9000

CIS 9340  (if you intend to complete
the program in three semesters)

CIS 9310
CIS 9350
CIS 9355
CIS 9444
CIS 9467
CIS 9551 
CIS 9556 
CIS 9557 
CIS 9558 
CIS 9650 
CIS 9793
STA 9708

BUS 9551 1.5 credits; 7 weeks
Students should take within the first two semesters. 
Offered fall, winter, spring, and summer terms.

  • Other required course notes: 
    • CIS 9490 Systems Analysis and Design has a prerequisite of CIS 9340. Students planning to graduate in three semesters should complete this course in their second semester so that they are ready to enroll in the capstone course CIS 9590 in their third semester.
    • CIS 9590 Information Systems Development Project is the required capstone course and is completed later in the program. The pre-requisites are CIS 9490 and CIS 9340. Plan your registration for CIS 9590 based on your expected date of graduation.


Baruch Undergraduates in Computer Information Systems, Statistics, or Quantitative Modeling
  • If you earned your BBA in Computer Information Systems, Statistics or Quantitative Modeling you may receive course substitutions for the following courses:
Baruch Undergraduate Course Grade Graduate Equivalent *Time Limit Course Substitution
 CIS 3400  B or better  CIS 9340 5 years Any CIS 9000-level elective
 CIS 4800  B or better  CIS 9490 5 years Any CIS 9000-level elective
 CIS 5800  B or better  CIS 9590 5 years CIS 9480

*Students may consult with the faculty advisor if they completed courses beyond the five year time-limit


Baruch Undergraduates in Accountancy
  • If you earned your BBA in Accountancy and wish to fulfill NYS CPA requirements you will be required to take an ACC elective. Students should aim to complete their Accounting elective after their first semester in the program.

NYS CPA-Licensure

Students with undergraduate degrees in Accountancy, who intend to meet NYS CPA-Licensure requirements, should review additional information here: