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The online master’s in information systems and technology (MSIST) from UMSL is an extremely flexible and stackable certificate program that does not require prior knowledge of technology. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of topics in application development, business intelligence, cloud technologies, cybersecurity, data management, project management and systems analysis and design — preparing them to help their organizations leverage technology for business advantage.
The ideal MSIST student can come from virtually any field (from HR to education to law), with an understanding that technology can complement their current job or the job they are seeking. The program also benefits someone working in IT who wants a deeper understanding of business technology systems.
As an online MSIST student, you will benefit from learning with fellow students and faculty from varied technical backgrounds, with different perspectives on how technology can impact their work.
Official nameMaster of science in information systems and technology
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Business Administration
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Graduates are interested in management as well as application of information technology to solve organizational problems. Job roles they can be employed in include application development manager, senior business analyst, business process designer, chief information officer, chief information security officer, cybersecurity manager, database manager, helpdesk manager, IT manager, network administrator, project manager, security penetration tester, system administrator and web designer, among others.
Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.
Course work includes
- Enterprise systems development
- Information security management and auditing
- Information systems and technology
- Business intelligence
Typical program length2 or 3 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
Prepare for certification
The courses in this program cover content relevant to the following certifications:
- Project Management Professional (PMP)®
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Amazon and Google cloud services
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
The College of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Dr. Mirchandai’s research contributes to the field of information systems in three primary areas, which include information systems planning practices in organizations, implementation of large scale information systems and adoption of electronic commerce and electronic government. His research has been published in academic journals such as Communications of the ACM, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Journal of Global Information Management, Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, and Omega.
Vivek Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of information systems and technology. He received his PhD from the University of South Florida, Tampa. His research focuses on applications of data mining techniques in security of cloud computing, health care analytics and online learning. He has published articles in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Psychology and Marketing, and Psychological Studies, and in premier information systems conference outlets include ICIS, AMCIS, and HICSS.