Management Information Systems

Master of Information Systems

Includes Graduate Certificate in Analytics for Business Professionals

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Why Choose Information Systems?

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Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are increasingly relying on data to drive decision-making and increase productivity and profitability. This graduate program is designed for working professionals like you to help advance your career and can be completed within two years in a face-to-face format.

The program focuses on a problem-solving approach to information management, using real-life experiences, case materials, and simulations taught by outstanding faculty and industry experts. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a Master of Information Systems will enhance your existing experience, help you achieve your goals, and advance your career.


The field of information systems management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who can implement and upgrade computer systems become more vital to the economy. This master’s program prepares you for careers that require knowledge in systems analysis, business systems designs, and information technology management.

Our alumni work at:

  • CareSource
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Freight
  • DP&L
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • LexisNexis
  • Midmark
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • R&L Carriers
  • Seepex, Inc.
  • Sogeti
  • Speedway
  • Tata Consultant
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
  • WinWholesale
  • US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Positions our alumni have held:

  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Computer applications and systems analytics
  • Information technology management
  • IT operations analytics
  • Database management or administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer user support
  • IT support
  • Logistics analyst
  • Material planning manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Procurement manager
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Inventory control administrator
  • Supply chain business analyst

Real-World Experience

Since our program is geared towards working professionals, classes are focused on experiential learning with real-world experiences, case materials, and simulations taught by faculty and industry experts. You will learn alongside other business peers and leaders as you take the concepts you learn and apply them to real-world situations. You will participate in a capstone project that teams you up with a business or community organization to solve a problem for them.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Information Systems program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


We encourage you to apply early because class sizes are limited. To apply, you must have already graduated with an undergraduate degree and three or more years of business experience. If you are interested, apply online to the Graduate School and submit an application for the Master of Information Science program. You must submit transcripts from your bachelor's degree, and your grade point average will be considered. You must also submit three professional letters of reference. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required. Contact the Chair of the ISSCM department, Daniel Asamoah when you apply so that your application status can be tracked.


Tuition for the program is determined by the University and the Raj Soin College of Business during the fiscal year prior to the program start date. The program provides many additional services and materials that are not normally provided for other graduate-level students, thus, we do not follow the basic tuition schedule for the University. The program cost schedule is as follows:

  • Ohio Residents: $29,973
  • Non-residents: $43,563

Tuition includes the following:

  • Full-time enrollment to the University.
  • All course materials, including books, cases, articles, reviews, educational software, and other course materials designated as necessary by the professor.
  • Full access to all University resources, including the library system, computer labs, campus mail service, and student athletic facilities.
  • On-campus parking during the residency period.
  • Food and refreshments during regular residencies.
  • Administrative assistance concerning University requirements, including enrollment, registration, graduation petitions, grade reports, parking registration, and class schedules.
  • Communications support to help students complete group work assignments.
  • Guest speaker events, symposia, and lectures.
  • Alumni, social, and business networking events.

Corporate Assistance

Many master's students obtain the financial support of their employers, and although this is encouraged, it is not a requirement for enrollment.

Payment Schedule

Students normally remit tuition payments at the beginning of each semester. Customized payment plans can be worked out in advance for students through the Office of Financial Aid.

Financial Aid

Most of the students who enroll in the master's program enjoy the financial support of their employers. Although we do encourage all of our applicants to seek financial support through their employers, it is not a requirement for admission or enrollment. Students may choose to make tuition payments by check or credit card, or they may apply for financial aid through the University.

Financial aid is available to most of the master's students through the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 937-775-4000 for more information.

Program Outcomes

In this program, your work is focused on problem-solving, student-focused experiences, and business or organization involvement. This master’s program is a one-year program requiring 33 credit hours. Six credit hours are dedicated to the extensive capstone project designed for the program by the sponsoring business or organization. The remaining credit hours are focused on advanced topics in information system design, development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications. This program will prepare you to work in supply chain management jobs and careers or to continue your education with another graduate or doctoral degree. 

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