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MS in Business and Information Systems

Technology and science are dramatically changing our economy and our society. This is creating new business opportunities and needs, with an increasing push for computing employees to be more involved in designing and evaluating business information systems for both small companies as well as major corporations. Information systems employees must have a solid understanding of business fundamentals to succeed. Specifically designed to address this issue, the M.S. in Business and Information Systems is primarily for students who want to prepare for careers where they will do requirements analysis and application systems design and development, as well as use, analyze and evaluate computing applications and systems in a business environment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics points to very strong need for managers with technical skills well into the next decade.

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 (take 2):

ACCT 615 - Management Accounting (3 credits)
FIN 600 - Corporate Finance I (3 credits)
HRM 601 - Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
IS 677/MIS 645 - Information System Principles (3 credits)

Information Systems Core Courses (take 2):

IS 678 - IT Service Management (3 credits)
IS 679 - Information Systems Strategy (3 credits)
IS 684  - Business Process Innovation (3 credits)
IS 685 - Enterprise Architecture and Integration (3 credits)

Systems Analysis Core (take 3):

IS 663 - System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
IS 631 - Enterprise Database Management (3 credits)
CS 652 - Computer Networks-Architectures, Protocols and Standards (3 credits)
or
CS 656 - Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols (3 credits)

Electives: (Choose 3 courses)

Students may choose any 3 courses from those listed below. Students may optionally choose 2 or more courses from a single area, which will constitute a specialization.

Specialization: Data Management

CS 602 - Java Programming (3 credits)
CS 632 - Advanced Database System Design (3 credits)
CS 634 - Data Mining (3 credits)
IS 661 - User Experience Design (3 credits)
IS 688 - Web Mining (3 credits)

Specialization: Business Decision Making

IS 684 - Business Process Innovation (3 credits)
IS 677/MIS 645 - Information System Principles (3 credits)
IS 678 - IT Service Management (3 credits)
IS 679 - Information Systems Strategy (3 credits)
Acct 615 - Management Accounting (3 credits)
Fin 600 - Corporate Finance I (3 credits)
HRM 601 - Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
MIS 648 - Decision Support Systems for Managers (3 credits)
Mrkt 620 - Competing in Global Markets (3 credits)

Specialization: Security and Network Management

IS 680 - Information Systems Auditing (3 credits)
IS 681 - Computer Security Auditing (3 credits)
IS 682 - Forensic Auditing for Computing Security (3 credits)
CS 652 - Computer Networks-Architectures, Protocols and Standards (3 Credits)
CS 656 - Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols (3 credits)
CS 696 - Network Management and Security (3 credits) (requires CS 652 or 656)

Specialization: Systems Analysis and Design

IS 676 - Requirements Engineering (3 credits)
IS 683 - Web Systems Web Development (3 credits)
IS 684 - Business Process Innovation (3 credits)
CS 673 - Software Design and Production Methodology (3 credits)
EM 636 - Project Management (3 credits)
EM 637 - Project Control (3 credits)

You may 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.

Related Certificates

Some of our graduate certificates lead into the MS in Business and Information Systems:

Business and Information Systems ImplementationManagement Essentials

Take Note

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.

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