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Accelerated MS in Information Systems

Accelerated Master's in Information Systems

The part-time MSIS Accelerated program, exclusively available to alumni of SPS's Information Systems undergraduate program, trains students in information systems methodologies, with an emphasis on design, implementation and evaluation of software applications and theoretical models. Courses are taught by leaders in the field, and each includes project based study from real-world cases. The degree provides access to professionals anticipating the next tech trends. Students may choose to take some or all classes online, and can choose from specializations which complement their professional experience and interests. The diverse cohort of peers drawn to technology management enhances class conversations, and opens networking opportunities beyond the classroom. Fully accredited, SPS online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students' busy schedules.

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As part of a partnership between IBM and the MSIS program, students can access a wide range of IBM resources to aid academic and professional advancement. Find out more about MSIS and IBM Resources.
Nancy Dandridge

I was really interested in an online program because of my work responsibilities. I checked out USC which is right down the street from me and a few other schools, but I kept coming back to Northwestern. I did a deep dive into the curriculum and found I really liked the hands-on approach.”

Nancy Dandridge, MSIS student, manager of information systems at rocket and spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX

About the Accelerated MS in Information Systems 

Accelerated MS in Information Systems Program Goals

An interdisciplinary professional program, MSIS graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Ability to develop and manage software projects
  • Build effective leadership techniques and communication skills necessary to implement change management and innovation
  • Network within a population of peers and leading information systems professionals from prominent public and private organizations

Accelerated MS in Information Systems Curriculum & Specializations

This program offers seven areas of specialization, which must be declared at the time of application:

For detailed information on all seven areas, please visit our Information Systems Specializations page.

The Master of Science in Information Systems Accelerated degree requires 9 units of credit— one core course, one leadership course, six elective courses based on an area of specialization and one capstone (498) or thesis (590) project. Current students should refer to curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.

Accelerated MS in Information Systems Online Courses

Explore Accelerated MS in Information Systems Online Courses. You can narrow your course search by day, location or instructor.

Accelerated MS in Information Systems Admission

A variety of factors are considered when your application is reviewed. Background and experience vary from student to student. For a complete list of requirements, see the Accelerated MS in Information Systems Admission page.

Tuition and Financial Aid for Accelerated MS in Information Systems

Tuition for the Accelerated MS in Information Systems program at Northwestern is comparable to similar US programs. Financial aid opportunities exist for students at Northwestern. Complete details can be found on the Tuition and Financial Aid for Accelerated MS in Information Systems page.

Registration Information for Accelerated MS in Information Systems

Already accepted into the Accelerated MS in Information Systems program? Get ahead and register for your classes as soon as possible to ensure maximum efficiency in your trajectory.

 

Careers in Accelerated MS in Information Systems

For more information on career options in information systems visit the Careers in Accelerated MS in Information Systems page.

Accelerated MS in Information Systems Faculty

Instructors in the Accelerated MS in Information Systems Faculty program at Northwestern are leaders in the field. They bring practical real-world experiences to the online classroom and engage with students on an interpersonal level. Get to know the instructors on our Accelerated MS in Information Systems Faculty page.


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