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Information Systems & Technology | Management

MS in Information Systems & Technology | MA in Management

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
  • You earn two degrees simultaneously from expert faculty in both areas, increase your marketability, and gain a distinct competitive advantage in the professional IS&T marketplace.
  • Applicants for fall, spring, and summer admission are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by the priority deadlines in order to assure maximum consideration for both admission and fellowships.
  • The program consists of 14 courses and 56 total units. MSIST and MAM coursework can be undertaken simultaneously and provides the full scope of coursework offered by both schools.
  • Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories offered by CISAT enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including:
    • IDEA Lab
    • Intelligent Systems Lab
    • Advanced GIS
    • Social Learning

Program At-a-glance

  • 56 units

    required units

  • MS in Information Systems & Technology | MA in Management

    degree awarded

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  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 2-2.5 years | full time*

    estimated completion time

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Steve Miranda

Director of Recruitment, Center for Information Systems & Technology


Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management


Where You Can Find Our Alumni


  • Portrait of Shamir Chatterjee

    Samir Chatterjee

    Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

    Research Interests

    Design science research, Health informatics, Electronics and telecommunication engineering

  • Terry Ryan

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Management information systems, Programming, Software development, Research methods, Statistics

  • Portrait of Yan Li

    Yan Li

    Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Data science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Health Informatics, Mobile Health, Data Management, Data warehousing, Business intelligence, ICT4D

  • Portrait of Tamir Bechor

    Tamir Bechor

    Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Cybersecurity, IT leadership and management


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

Application Guidelines

Applicants interested in the MSIST-MA in Management dual degree should contact an admissions representative for current application guidelines.

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Cost & Aid

Program 56 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.


$245 Student Fee
$150 Technology Fee
International Student Services Fee*: $661 fall semester, $776 spring semester
**Applies to all international students (F-1 visa only) who are registered in coursework, doctoral study, or continuous registration. The fee is assessed each fall and spring semester for annual ISO accident and sickness plans and administrative fees. Subject to change.

For estimates of room & board, books, etc., please download CGU’s Cost of Attendance 2022-2023 .

Management (MA) 32 units
MSIST 36 units
Unit Sharing Reduction 12 units
Total Required Units 56 units

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