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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program prepares students for information technology leadership roles through a unique blend of coursework that provides specialized technical expertise as well as broad business domain knowledge. Rigorous training in systems analysis and design, software development, database and network management, project management, information security and business intelligence enables students to pursue a wide range of career options and think strategically about selecting, deploying and utilizing information technology for competitive advantage.

MSIS students benefit from a distinctive mentoring program that pairs students with alumni mentors. Students make valuable professional connections and learn about information systems beyond the classroom through active student clubs. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with nationally ranked research faculty who continually discover and analyze the best practices in information systems management. The program accommodates students with undergraduate degrees in IS, business, and computer science, as well as students with undergraduate degrees outside business and IS.

The program may require as few as 30 hours for students with undergraduate business degrees from AACSB-accredited institutions. Because of the need to attain general business core competencies as a foundation of the MS in IS requirements, students with no academic business background will be required to take additional hours and must complete the General Business Core curriculum.

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What UMSL Business has to offer

The College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB, the highest accreditation a business school can receive, placing the college among the top two percent of business schools worldwide. Our programs are dynamic, evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the global market.

UMSL Business faculty are recognized for research impact in their fields, but they are not only scholars. They are mentors, passionate about what they do, offering support through informal conversations, career events, seminars, workshops and more. Our internship program helps students secure diverse work experiences from Fortune 500 firms as well as local small businesses. We are invested in the success of every student. 

About 150 local executives serve on UMSL Business advisory boards, assisting us with current trends, mentorships, internships, jobs, advice, and financial support. This means that our curriculum remains up to date and relevant to your eventual job search. Of graduates who responded to a 2015 survey conducted by UMSL Career Services, 100% of accounting and 92.5% of all UMSL Business undergraduate alumni had a job or were pursuing a graduate degree within 6 months of graduation.

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