Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MSISM)


Information Systems Management students study at the Schreiber Center on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, just steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

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The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MSISM) offers a unique blend of courses that combine a strong focus on business data analytics with the foundational skills needed to lead information systems projects and initiatives.

In this program, you will gain theoretical and practical knowledge — as well as hands-on experience — in database modeling and management, data preparation, data analysis and mining, data warehousing and visualization, information systems strategies, the development lifecycle, and project management, all while gaining experience with cutting-edge methodologies, tools, and technologies.

Whether you are a career changer or a veteran in the information systems management community, a master's degree in information systems management from Loyola University Chicago will help you become a leader in the complex industry.

STEM designation

The MSISM has been granted a STEM designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The degree gained STEM designation as it provides theoretical and practical knowledge in the technology area.

Under this STEM classification, international students can extend their training in the U.S. by working in their field of study. Students can qualify for a 24-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension, bringing the total OPT time granted to 36 months.

Career outcomes

Graduates of our program are in high demand. Our students and alumni work at companies including Accenture, Aon, Boeing, Bosch, CME, Discover Card, Deloitte, Dyson, Epic Systems, GE, Morningstar, PWC, West Monroe Partners, Wells Fargo, and many others.

Typical positions include business intelligence reporting, data analytics, management of database management, data warehousing, and data mining initiatives, corporate information systems leadership, and information systems project management.

MSISM program structure

Classes are held weekday evenings on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, which is conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, as well as online. The program is on a 10-week quarter system, and you can begin the program in any quarter.

Benefits of our MSISM program

  • Strong positioning to embark on a career in this high-growth industry.
  • Focus on real-world information systems and data analysis issues.
  • Work with nationally recognized faculty who are dedicated to teaching. The dynamic faculty involved in applied research and consulting ensures that our curriculum — and your degree — remains relevant and cutting edge.
  • Faculty have strong corporate connections to the information systems community in Chicago and around the USA.

Explore the MSISM program

Not ready to commit to a degree program? Consider our Business Data Analytics Certificate or Information Systems Certificate, each of which can be completed in five courses. Learn more →

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