Master of Science in
Management Information Systems

Bridging the gap between information systems and management, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems at Embry-Riddle Worldwide program will help develop a student's knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage a variety of information-intensive projects and systems. The program integrates both information systems and management principles to provide students with the tools needed for career advancement. The program is centered on the system-of-systems perspective, which helps managers and leaders adopt and adapt the enterprise perspective to meet organizational needs.

Students also are challenged to combine a systems engineering mindset, with the bottom line business acumen necessary to make the correct business case, to support the decisions necessary to seize the right opportunities, and make them successful.

Individuals with business, managerial and/or technical backgrounds will find that the MSMIS curriculum adds a new dimension of knowledge that can translate to an exciting new career path. Students can customize their path with a choice of specializations focused on enterprise wide MIS leadership:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Security and Assurance


About Management Information Systems at the Worldwide & Online Campus

About Management Information Systems at the Worldwide & Online Campus

For the modern business enterprise, the ability to utilize information effectively is key to creating a competitive advantage. The most successful and sought-after leaders are those who understand how data can be used to drive profits, plans and projections. The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide helps students develop the strategic understanding they need to become one of these leaders. Offered through the College of Business, this degree focuses on the critical intersection of information and business management. For professionals interested in how information is applied to achieve bottom-line results, this degree can serve as a springboard to high-level leadership.

The 30-credit MSMIS curriculum is comprised of seven required courses and three electives or specialization courses. The program can be completed on a part time or fulltime basis. The MSMIS degree program is conducted entirely online to meet the demands of busy professionals. Students can study from anywhere at any time, which offers flexibility to manage work and home responsibilities too.

The MSMIS program at the Worldwide Campus prepares its graduates to:

  • Focus on the management and use of information and information systems to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Apply information systems and technology to the collection, retention, exploitation and dissemination of information.
  • Use information for management planning and decision making to achieve strategic, tactical and operational goals and objectives in a variety of corporate and institutional settings.
  • Develop and coordinate resources to meet the organization's overall information systems and business goals.
  • Recognize today's most essential business technologies, along with complex information technology infrastructures, proven enterprise models, emerging technologies, and more.

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30 Credits

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