MS-Information Systems

The Master of Science in Information Systems at the University of Michigan-Dearborn provides the knowledge and skills required to manage IT projects, oversee application development, and help develop an organizationís IT strategy. The program is open to students who have an aptitude for information technology, and it is particularly useful to students with backgrounds in information technology management, computer science, computer engineering, electronics engineering, and related fields.

All courses in the program are offered on campus; a few are also occasionally available on-line. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters. The program usually can be completed within 12 months of full-time study.

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MS-Information Systems may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.


Core (7 courses/21 credits)

MIS 525
MIS 575
MIS 641
MIS 642
MIS 644
MIS 649
MIS 650

Computer and Information Systems
Information Management
Enterprise Architecture and Networking
Information Assurance
Information Technology Policy and Strategy
Business Intelligence
Information Systems Quality (no credit after MIS 640)

Electives (3 courses/9 credits)
Choose 3 from the following:

ACC 555
DS 520
DS 570
DS 630
DS 631
DS 632
FIN 531
MIS 527
MIS 643
MKT 515
OB 510
OM 521
OM 664
OM 665
BI 500/ 505/560
BA 690

Cost Management
Applied Statistical Modeling
Management Science
Applied Forecasting
Decision Analysis
System Simulation
Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
Programming and Data Structures
IT Project and Change Management
Marketing Management
Organization Behavior
Operations Management
Strategic Sourcing
IT in Supply Chain Management
Business Internship

Graduate Research

Transfer Credit and Course Exemptions

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to MIS 525, or an undergraduate degree in Information Technology Management, may qualify to exempt students from MIS 525.  Exempt courses must be replaced with other elective courses in the degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.