What is Business Administration Information Systems?

The Master of Science in Business Administration-Information Systems (MS-IS) is geared toward part-time and full-time students who wish to start or further a career in Information Systems. The MS-IS program presents an innovative leading edge curriculum that is designed to give students the skills necessary to succeed in a challenging career. With daytime, evening and weekend classes available, the program attracts students from diverse backgrounds who share a common passion for technology.

Graduates of the MS-IS program are working at major corporations around the world such as Convergys, Deloitte, EY, Cummins, General Electric, HSBC, SAP, KPMG, PwC, Accenture, Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, University of Cincinnati, Great American Insurance, and US Bank. Graduates of the program are performing exceptionally well in their careers and are proving to be valuable assets to their organization.

A significant and unique feature of the program is that it requires an experiential component for both full-time and part-time students. The experiential component gives students the opportunity to work with faculty in applying their classroom education to critical projects in their co-op or full-time positions.

See the program website: http://business.uc.edu/graduate/masters/ms-information-systems.html

Admission Requirements

• Official GRE or GMAT scores
• Academic transcripts
• Two letters of recommendation
• Essay
• Resume
• Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

Note that full time/international applicants are only admitted for the Fall term.

Historically, our program has 100% placement within 3 months of graduation. There is typically a 70% conversion rate of the co-op/internship placement to full-time employment.

The degree of Master of Science in Information Systems is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The degree must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program. All students must contract for graduation and be enrolled for at least one credit hour of study each academic year.

Students can transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited university. The course must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

BBK--BASIC BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE COURSES

Some or all of these may be required. Please meet with your Academic Director to determine your plan.
Course Title/Desc Credit
BBK--BASIC BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE COURSES

Some or all of these may be required. Please meet with your Academic Director to determine your plan.

IS7011 Information and Technology Management

Minimum Grade: C

2
MKTG7000 Marketing Foundations

Minimum Grade: C

1
FIN7000 Foundations in Finance

Minimum Grade: C

1
ACCT7000 Foundations in Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7011 Data Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-IS Core Courses

Students are required to complete the following 12 courses (22 hours). BA 7077 is required for full-time students only.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-IS Core Courses

Students are required to complete the following 12 courses (22 hours). BA 7077 is required for full-time students only.

IS7090 Industry Practicum 1

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7034 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7050 Enterprise Resource Planning 1

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7024 XML and Web Services

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7030 Data Modeling

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS8044 IS Security

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7060 IS Project Management

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7036 Data Mining for Business Intelligence

Minimum Grade: C

2
BA7077 Career Management

0 - 1
IS7020 Systems Analysis and Design

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7012 Web Development with .Net

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7032 Database Design

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-IS-Electives

Students must complete 14 credit hours of elective courses. Eight of these hours must be Information Systems es, 6000 level or above. Non IS electives must be graduate level courses and can be business or business-related es. They must be approved by the academic director. A sampling of these courses is outlined below.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-IS-Electives

Students must complete 14 credit hours of elective courses. Eight of these hours must be Information Systems es, 6000 level or above. Non IS electives must be graduate level courses and can be business or business-related es. They must be approved by the academic director. A sampling of these courses is outlined below.

OM7083 Supply Chain Strategy and Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS8064 CIO Forum

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA6037 Data Visualization

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS8040 Enterprise Architecture

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA6043 Statistical Computing

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS8012 Advanced Web Development with .Net

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS8034 Big Data Integration

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7038 Managing Business Intelligence Projects

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7042 Network Design

Minimum Grade: C

2
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business holds AACSB accreditation.  AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber.  Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.  Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.