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Learn to manage IT, Master of Science in Information Systems (MS), University of Colorado Denver Business School, CU Denver

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

Information Systems | Master of Science (MS)

In an industry where skills need to keep pace with technology, the University of Colorado Denver Business School's MS in Information Systems (MSIS) degree is regularly updated to meet the changing needs of business.

Colorado is ranked third in computer specialists as a share of the workforce.


A Student's View

One way to provide a positive, lasting impact is by providing the right information to the right people at the right time so that they can make the right decisions. After completing the MS in Information Systems degree, I now feel confident that I can make a lasting impact and succeed in roles requiring information systems, information and technology management.

Jon Mohatt, 
Major and CFO, Luke Air Force Base Hospital, U.S. Air Force​​​

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Master’s in Information Systems Best Bet for Job Prospects

Forbes has ranked a Master’s degree in Information Systems (IS) as the best option for job opportunities.

The MS IS Program is a STEM-designated program, which allows international students to remain in the country and gain work experience through Optional Practical Training (OPT) for an extended period of time. Graduates of STEM-designated programs are allowed to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT, ​provided certain employment conditions have been met.​​​

The MS in Information Systems is STEM designated (CIP Code: 110401)​​

If you are a CU Denver Undergraduate Information Systems student thinking of applying to our MS Information Systems program and want to bypass the GMAT admission test. If so, you must:

  • Graduated within the last five years or in final semester as a CU Denver Undergraduate Information Systems major
  • Have a 3.25 or higher GPA in completed undergraduate information systems courses
  • When you apply for admission select a semester following completion of your undergraduate degree
  • Send an email to requesting a waiver of the GMAT admission test


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