Why study 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 organizations.

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.

Admission Requirements

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

Note that full time and 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 higher. 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 courses must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or higher. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

The minimum required score for the Duolingo is 110,  IELTS is 7.0, and for the TOEFL is 100 (internet-based test). 

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.

Contact Information

Bill Gregory
1337 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020
(513) 556-5415

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Program Code: 22MAS-BAI-MS