Why study Business and Information Systems at NJIT?
The M.S. in Business and Information Systems teaches students concepts in both business and information systems. The focus of the degree is on the application of computing and information systems in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Besides learning about information systems topics such as databases, application development tools, web design, software use and evaluation, management information and decision support systems, students will learn business topics such as accounting, management, marketing, finance, and business operations.
What classes can I take online to complete the MS-BIS?
Business Core Courses:
ACCT 615 - Management Accounting (3 credits)
FIN 600 - Corporate Finance I (3 credits)
HRM 601 - Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
IS 677 - Information System Principles (3 credits)
Information Systems Core Courses:
IS 631 - Enterprise Database Management (3 credits)
IS 663 - System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
IS 684 - Business Process Innovation (3 credits)(synchronous Fall 2009, online Fall 2010)
IS 685 - Enterprise Architecture and Integration (3 credits) (anticipated online in Fall 2010, full-time students beforehand can substitute another course in consultation with the MS Advisor)
IS 678 - IT Service Management (3 credits) (synchronous Spring 2010, online Spring 2011)
The following elective courses are available online: CS 602, EM 602, IS 613, IS 614, IS 616, IS 676, MGMT 620, MRKT 620
You can also take any other elective approved for the MS IS program, as long as you get permission from the MS Advisor.
Note: If you do not have the full background required for the masters degree, you may be assigned some preparatory bridge courses at the time we accept your application. The bridge courses are not available online. You can take these at NJIT’s campus. You may also take the equivalent courses at any community or 4-year college. Please confirm course equivalency in advance by checking with the MS Advisor or at NJTransfer.org.
What are the Admission Requirements?
The field of IS is broadly interdisciplinary. Applicants with degrees in any field are therefore welcome to apply for the MS-BIS program. A series of "bridge courses" are used to develop the required skills of incoming students who may not have been exposed to some parts of the IS curriculum. Requirements for entry include a working knowledge of an object-oriented programming language, at least one semester of calculus, and one course in probability and statistics.
Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher in their prior academic work. (Applicants not meeting this requirement, but who have significant work experiences since their last degree, may be considered on an individual basis.)
Applicants without a prior undergraduate or master's degree from the United States must submit GRE, GMAT, or MCAT scores for admission.
Some of our graduate certificates lead into the MS in Business and Information Systems:
Courses in this discipline are kept relevant through frequent reassessment and modification. And because the field is always advancing, NJIT keeps pace by adding new courses regularly.