Information Systems (MS)

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Program Description

The MSIS Program is a master's degree combining computer science courses at Courant (Graduate School of Arts and Science {GSAS}) and business courses at the Stern School of Business.

Given today's ubiquitous computing, organizations have a critical need for people who understand, in depth, both computers and business. Many influential technology leaders today are those with deep expertise in technology and business strategy. Successful new technology products and information systems always combine technical quality and smart business strategy. Developing these systems requires extensive communications among technical developers, business managers and users.

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program focuses on training students in the core concepts of computing and business so graduates can develop successful careers in management positions that require deep technical skills.

For example, MSIS graduates have excelled in the following careers:

  • At software vendors:
    • Product manager
    • Requirements analyst
    • Programming team leader
  • In Information Technology (IT) departments:
    • CIO
    • VP IT operations
    • Systems architect
    • Internal requirements analyst
    • Development team leader
  • At consulting companies:
    • Strategic technology consultant

MSIS students draw from the same courses as Courant GSAS Computer Science graduate students and Stern MBA students. The MSIS program offers the academic equivalent of an abbreviated combined Computer Science Master's and MBA degree.

NYU does not provide financial aid to MSIS students.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Computer Science for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.