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BS in Business Administration: Information Systems MS 4+1 Dual

BS in Business Adminsitration: Adding a Graduate Degree to your BS with Information Systems

Getting your MS Information Systems Degree Opportunities

The Business School has two programs to help you continue your studies and add a graduate MS in Information Systems degree to your resume.

4+1 Bachelors/Master of Science in Information Systems Dual Degree

The BS/MSIS 4+1 degree program allows you to complete the BS and MSIS degrees in as little as 5 years through substituting two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses. The graduate courses count towards both the BS and MSIS degrees

With the assistance of an advisor, you may be able to make some substitutions in your MSIS programs for undergraduate courses that are similar to graduate courses. The additional substitutions allow you, the dual degree student more flexibility in the design of your MSIS program.

If you are considering this BS/MSIS 4+1 degree program, it is important to contact your undergraduate advisor as soon as possible, preferably no later than your sophomore term, so that you can appropriately plan your coursework.


Students who are interested in the 4+1 degree option apply to the MS Information Systems (MSIS) program when they have one academic year remaining in their Bachelor degree and must select an MS admit term that is after the term in which they graduate with their undergraduate BS degree.

MS Information Systems GMAT Waiver

Thinking about applying to our 4+1 program? If you are a current undergraduate Information Systems student at CU Denver, you may be able to bypass the GMAT admission test requirement.

Requirements for waiving the GMAT

If a CU Denver business student has a 3.25 or higher GPA in completed undergraduate information systems courses at the time of application to this program, they may request to have the GMAT waived by contacting the Business School Graduate Admissions team at

What you will need to do:
  • Send an email to requesting a waiver of the GMAT admission test
  • When applying to the MS program, be sure to select a start semester which occurs after the completion of your undergraduate degree.

For more information, please see the University Catalog.


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