Advance your career with an ASU master's in information systems management

It only makes sense that jobs in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy would be highly sought after. Making yourself a more competitive candidate is always a priority, whether you're looking to grow your career within your current organization of if you're looking to pursue a new direction.

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business will prepare you not only to improve your abilities in your current role but also to lead teams and systems throughout your career. There are two ways to earn the MS-ISM:

  • In person, with classes two nights a week on ASU's Tempe campus, conveniently located in the heart of the Valley of the Sun
  • Meanwhile the Online MS-ISM offers the flexibility of taking your classes 100% online, perfect for those who have travel or other commitments for their career that prevent a more fixed schedule, as well as out-of-state students looking to get ahead.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts nearly 50,000 new jobs will be required in computer and information systems by 2028. You can meet the demand by earning the MS-ISM, developing your own strengths and bringing credibility and value to your company.

Backed by industry, taught by experts

Our curriculum is shaped by feedback from industry professionals: The Department of Information Systems Executive Advisory Board is comprised of local and national professional business leaders, including chief information officers, vice presidents, partners and department and systems managers who are potential employers of our students. Companies lending their expertise to the development of our students and programs include Amazon, Deloitte, Google, Honeywell, Intel, Raytheon, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

Whether you earn your degree on campus or online, you'll receive the same curriculum from the same world-renowned faculty — esteemed practice leaders and researchers. In fact, the Department of Information Systems is ranked No. 3 in the world for publication in the eight leading information systems journals by the Association for Information Systems Research Rankings.

Learning outcomes

Every individual brings different backgrounds and unique perspectives and experience to a master's degree program, but baseline learning outcomes for MS-ISM students include:

  • Developing innovative management skills to lead the IT organization
  • Expecting and preparing for the challenges faced when architecting and implementing enterprise systems
  • Managing complex enterprise technology systems
  • Integrating technology solutions in alignment with strategic business goals
  • Enhancing interpersonal communication skills
  • Formulating strategies to create process change competencies in an organization
  • Developing a business case for process improvement projects
  • Communicating techniques for how to select, motivate and manage high performance project teams
  • Using earned value management concepts to communicate and interpret project performance

Potential career outcomes

Beacuse of the quality of the MS-ISM program, the reputation of the W. P. Carey School, and the relationships we maintain with top hiring companies, our graduates can go on to careers in the following roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • IT consultant
  • IT manager
  • IT project manager

Set yourself apart in the IT job market

Learn more about the W. P. Carey MS-ISM program — or the new Online MS-ISM. Contact us to help you find the right fit for your schedule or career, or start your application — and the next step in your career — today.

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