Master of Science in Information Systems

Information Systems play an integral role in organizations. They enable business transactions, from Customer Relationship Management to Supply Chain Management, they provide crucial decision-making information for managers, and enable new types of business models and organization structures. Today’s information-intensive, complex business environment demands professionals who have both applied IT experience and management insight.

The Master of Science in Information Systems program (MSIS) is a 36-credit STEM degree that prepares graduates to lead and manage organizational efforts and respond to managerial changes and opportunities. This flexible program prepares IT leaders and managers with technical, business, management, industry, and interpersonal skills. MSIS graduates know how to determine the Information Systems needs of an organization, are able to assess emerging technology trends, and can manage the interaction between business and technology.

Small class sizes build discussion, collaboration, and global professional networks. Graduates leave Stevens with better communications, interpersonal and team skills to plan, implement, and manage leading-edge practices in information systems.

About the Curriculum

The MSIS program is a 36-credit graduate degree with special emphasis on understanding and using Big Data to drive sales, influencing customers through social media, managing IT projects, and streamlining organizational processes.

MSIS Common Business Core

MSIS Core Classes

  • MIS 620 Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • MIS 630 Database Systems and Decision Support
  • MIS 699 Managing Emerging Information Technology
  • MIS 710 Process Innovation and Management
  • MIS 730 Integrating IS Technologies
  • MIS 760 Strategic Issues in Information Management

MSIS Concentrations

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
    Competitive companies rely on their IT managers to make sense of the large volumes of information they collect from each customer interaction. There is a strong demand on Wall Street and in all areas of business for graduates with the analytic skills provided by a concentration in Big Data.

    • MIS 635 Designing the Knowledge Organization
    • MIS 636 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
    • MIS 637 Knowledge Discovery in Databases
    • With adviser permission, students may add other courses, such as:
      • BIA 652 Multivariate Data Analytics
      • BIA 660 Web Analytics
  • Business Process Management
    What good is a competitive strategy without an effective, efficient process by which to execute it? Howe School faculty members are leaders in research and education on business process management (BPM) to develop organizational strategy and structure, and manage supply chains. Select three of the following courses:

    • MIS 690 Supply Chain Management & Strategy
    • MIS 712 Advanced Business Process Management
    • MIS 714 Service Innovation
    • BIA 674 Supply Chain Analytics
    • BIA 650 Process Optimization and Analytics
  • Project Management
    This concentration provides project and program management concepts, with an emphasis on managing technology-centric projects in private and public enterprises.

    • MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives in Project Management
    • MGT 611 Project Analytics
    • MGT 612 Human Side of Project Leadership

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The Stevens Advantage

  • Faculty: Our courses are taught by executives at Fortune 500 companies, heads of government agencies and accomplished academics, ensuring rigorous coursework that's immediately applicable in the workplace.
  • Small Class Sizes: Close interaction with faculty and other students is a hallmark of the Stevens experience. You'll enjoy engaging discussion and debate in learning how to develop practice-oriented solutions to complex business problems. Your learning experience will be much richer through working closely with experienced faculty on presentations, case studies and coursework.
  • Research: Howe school faculty bring insights into Big Data analytics, decision technology, quantitative finance and operations management from their research into the classroom.
  • Relevance: Technology makes the office change fast. We keep curricula for our degrees and programs ahead of major trends, giving Stevens alumni an edge from the moment they step into the workplace.
  • Location: Our classroom windows overlook New York City — a constant reminder of our ability to form partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, giving students access to networking, lectures and potential employment.