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The dual MSIST/MAM degree offers robust foundations in technology and management that prepare graduates for IS&T leadership roles in business, government, education, and other areas.

Designed for recent college graduates or early-career IS&T professionals seeking to expand competencies in management and business practices, the MS in Information Systems & Technology/MA in Management readies graduates for innovative roles in technology-related industries. The MSIST offers a distinctive blend of practice-based IS&T courses within a renowned research environment, while the MAM fast-tracks students toward achieving essential management knowledge and specialized training in a functional area. A jointly offered program from the Drucker School of Management and Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT), the MSIST/MAM degree gives you the technical and managerial skills needed to succeed in the Information Systems & Technology realm now and in the future.

Program Highlights

Program at a Glance

56 units

2–2.5 years

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring | Summer

MS in Information Systems & Technology, MA in Management

Featured Courses

IST 305
Management of Information Systems & Technology

Provides a deep understanding of what is involved in building and leveraging an effective Information Technology (IT) organization within the enterprise.

MGT 345
Organizational Behavior

Introduces fundamental skills students will need to understand, diagnose, and manage organizational behavior in order to attain the organization’s mission more effectively.

IST 302

Introduces concepts and techniques for database design and management emphasizing the relational model, query optimization and performance tuning, and more.

MGT 511
Financial Accounting

Introduces financial accounting—the language of business—from the perspective of the user/manager, with particular focus on basic rules governing the preparation of financial statements and the flexibility that exists within these rules.

MGT 306
Business Analytics I

Introduces statistical methodology to think critically about real world issues, with specific application to problems of business and economics, including risk management, forecasting, optimization, and statistical inference.

IST 303
Software Development

Provides an understanding of modern software development principles and practices to support more advanced information systems and technology courses.


Management Core (20 units)
Organizational Behavior
Quantitative Methods
Financial Accounting
MGT Elective 1
MGT Elective 2

Information Systems & Technology Core (24 units)
Databases & Big Data
Software Development & Programming
Management of Information Systems & Technology
IST Elective 1
IST Elective 2
IST Elective 3

Elective/Concentration Area (12 units)
General Elective 1*
General Elective 2*
General Elective 3*
*12 units can count for credit toward both programs

Faculty & Research

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Steve Miranda

Director of Recruitment, Center for Information Systems & Technology
T: 909-607-1094

Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management
T: 909-607-9049