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Areas of Specialization

MSc in Management Information Systems

Students in this specialization first develop a grounding in research methods, followed by the management and effects of information systems. It is designed to prepare students for PhD studies; however, some graduates have gone on to roles in consulting, IT and government agencies.

Although not required, relevant work experience is a benefit.

Courses in this specialization are generally taught by members of Smith’s Digital Technology group.

Is this Specialization for you?

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Recommended Undergraduate Degrees

  • Analytics
  • Business or Commerce
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction Studies
  • Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • Engineering
  • Technology Management

A GMAT test score in the 85th percentile (approximately 640), or a GRE test score of 160 Verbal Reasoning and 163 Quantitative Reasoning is required. In certain cases, lower test scores can be compensated for by excellence in other application areas.

Program Structure and Content

This is a 12-month program beginning in September. Each student is required to complete the following courses and a research project of publishable quality. Course work completion consists of the following:

Course Credits
Introduction to Research Methodology (MGMT 801) 1.5
Experimental Research Method Design (MGMT 803) 1.5
Statistics I (MGMT 800) 3
Foundations of MIS I (MGMT 870) 3
Survey Research Method Design (MGMT 804) 1.5
Qualitative Research Method Design (MGMT 802) 1.5
Foundations of MIS II (MGMT 871) 3
One of : 3

Major Research Project (MGMT 898)