Master of Science in Information Systems

The MS in Information Systems prepares students for technical and managerial jobs in the field of information systems. The skills and competencies developed in this program prepares graduates for technical positions such as systems analyst, information architect, database administrator or the managerial position of chief information officer, project manager or webmaster.

In the online Master of Science in Information Systems, the successful graduate will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze and manage the full development life cycle for information systems projects,
  • Assist, advise and educate people who lack the technical knowledge to identify and solve problems within a selected application domain,
  • Identify, assess and manage the resources that sustain an organization’s technical infrastructure,
  • Assess and manage the strategic alignment of the information services organization using corporate strategy and objectives,
  • Use quantitative evaluation techniques with large datasets to analyze organizational questions,
  • Identify, analyze and solve problems within a selected application domain (e.g. healthcare, education, manufacturing).

Core Curriculum:

IS 500Collaboration, Teamwork, and Ethics3
IS 501Statistical Concepts3
IS 502Data Analytics Methods3
IS 503Information System Analysis and Design3
IS 504Executive Leadership for Information Systems3
IS 505Governance, Risks, & Controls3
Total Cr.18

Business Intelligence Concentration:

IS 510Introduction to Business Intelligence3
IS 511Enterprise Data Management3
IS 512Data Visualization3
IS 520Predictive Analytical Models3
IS 570Information Systems Capstone3
Total Cr.15

Data Analytics Concentration:

IS 520Predictive Analytical Models3
IS 521Big Data Processing and Cloud Services3
IS 512Data Visualization3
IS 522Business Decision Models3
IS 570Information Systems Capstone3
Total Cr.15
Faculty Member Institution at which highest degree was earned
Michael Battig, PhD, Program Director Mississippi State University