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MS in Information Systems (prior to Spring 2017)

Today’s competitive business environment requires technologies that provide companies a strategic edge and enable businesses to run at maximum efficiency. The information systems majors provide students with the managerial and technological skills that support these goals.

Two degree programs are offered: the Master of Science in Information Systems and the Master of Business Administration in Information Systems.

The MS program is a concentration of 30 credits in major-related courses. It provides the concepts, strategies, and techniques necessary for this dynamic field. The program focuses on business areas driven by information technologies, including database management systems, e-business development, and analysis and design. The MS also provides study in other areas of interest, such as information technology in the financial markets and IT project management. The MS provides more in-depth treatment of information systems, compared to the MBA. Also, the MS features an abbreviated business core curriculum of up to six credits (waivable in full or in part, for students with prior academic background).

Department of Homeland Security OPT Extension for STEM Programs

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a program in which international students who graduate from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs can get an additional 17-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT); please see DHS list of STEM degree programs.

The MS in Information Systems at Baruch conforms to the the DHS-approved program list (11.0103–Information Technology).

Preliminary Courses (6 credits)

Students with appropriate background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. English language courses offered by the Continuing and Professional Studies area are required for non-native English speakers; the courses may be waived based on a waiver exam.
Credits
ACC 9110 Financial Accounting
3
FIN 9770 Financial Decision Making
3

Required Courses (15 credits)

Course No. Course Name
Frequency of Offering
CIS 9001(formerly CIS 9000) Information Systems for Managers I (1.5 cr) Fall and Spring
CIS 9002(formerly CIS 9000) Information Systems for Managers II: : Managing and Harnessing Technology (1.5 cr)
Fall and Spring
CIS 9230 Globalization and Technology
Fall and Spring
CIS 9340 Principles of Database Management Systems
Fall and Spring
CIS 9490 Systems Analysis and Design
Fall and Spring
CIS 9590 Information Systems Development Project
Fall and Spring

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Select five courses from below
Course No. Course Name
Frequency of Offering
CIS 9240 Sustainability and Information Technology
Once a year
CIS 9310 Object-Oriented Programming I
Fall and Spring
CIS 9350 Networks and Telecommunications
Once a year
CIS 9410 Object-Oriented Programming II
Once a year
CIS 9440 Datawarehousing and Analytics
Once a year
CIS 9444 e-Business Principles and Technologies
Fall and Spring
CIS 9445 Digital Media Management
Once a year
CIS 9467 Business Modeling with Spreadsheets
Fall and Spring
CIS 9480 Information Technology Project Management
Fall and Spring
CIS 9550 Emerging Trends in Information Technologies
Varies
CIS 9555 Information Technology in Financial Markets
Once a year
CIS 9556 Risk Management Systems
Once a year
CIS 9557 Business Intelligence
Once a year
CIS 9660 (STA 9660) Data Mining for Business Analytics
Once a year
CIS 9700 Integrating Information Technology and Business Processes
Once a year
CIS 9791 Special Topics in Information Technologies (1.5 credits)
Varies
CIS 9793 Special Topics in Information Technologies
Varies
CIS 9795 Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy (1.5 credits)
Varies
CIS 9797 Special Topics in Information Systems Strategy
Varies
OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling
STA 9708 Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
BUS 9801, BUS 9802BUS 9803 Graduate Internship I, II, III (in IS) Varies
Program note: Students should take CIS 9001 in their first semester.



For further information, contact:

Graduate Admissions
Address: 151 E. 25th St. Room 820 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Phone: (646) 312-1300
Fax: (646) 312-1301
Website: Graduate Admissions

Office of Graduate Studies
Full-Time MBA and Accelerated Part-Time MBA Programs:
Phone: (646) 312-3130
EMail: Maria.DiBenedetto@baruch.cuny.edu

Part-Time MBA and MS Programs:
Phone: (646) 312-3140
EMail: Zicklin.Graduate.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu
Website: Graduate Studies