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MS in Information Systems

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.

The MS program provides a concentration in Information Systems focusing on 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.

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 24-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).

English Proficiency Requirements

Students who completed their undergraduate education in a non-English speaking country will be required to take non-credit bearing modules in Grammar Troubleshooting and American English Pronunciation offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.  These modules may be waived based on a waiver exam.  The modules are not required for students who completed a four-year degree in an English speaking country.

For a full description please visit the department’s section on the Zicklin website.

Prof. Michael Palley
Faculty Advisor in IS
Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics
(646) 312-3362

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