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Information Systems & Technology | Business Administration

MS in Information Systems & Technology | MBA

The dual MS in Information Systems & Technology/MBA degree offers robust foundations in technology and management that prepare graduates for innovative roles in technology-related industries.

Offered jointly by the Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT) and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, this industry-focused program features a unique multi-level curriculum that teaches best practices in both IS&T and management. Candidates earn the two degrees simultaneously through practice-based instruction from expert faculty-scholars at CGU’s renowned schools of business and technology. The Drucker School of Management MBA degree provides a firm grounding in essential aspects of business management and increases your marketability in the professional IS&T marketplace.

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 19 courses and 64 total units. MSIST and MBA coursework can be undertaken simultaneously and provides the full scope of coursework offered by both schools.
  • Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including:
    • IDEA Lab
    • Intelligent Systems Lab
    • Advanced GIS
    • Social Learning

Program At-a-glance

  • 65 units

    required units

  • MS in Information Systems & Technology | MBA

    degree awarded

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  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 3 years | full time*

    estimated completion time

Areas of Concentration

  • Cybersecurity and Networking

    Develop a fresh perspective on cyber threats, hacker motivations, modern attack patterns, and next-generation mitigation solutions.

  • Data Science & Analytics

how massive volumes of data can be used to solve business and societal problems through data mining, specialized programming, and other computational skills.

  • Geographic Information Systems

    Learn to develop transformative GIS solutions for organizations and companies through geographic data mapping, location-based services, and related technologies.

  • Health Informatics

    Study the relationship between information technology and health care services through a unique partnership with the School
of Community and Global Health.

  • IT Strategy & Innovation

    Study current IT innovations, key business strategies for internet entrepreneurs, and how to create a successful internet startup.

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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



The Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT) at CGU participates in industry and academic partnerships designed to create internships, collaborations, practicum courses, and other opportunities. These include:

Claremont Graduate University’s comprehensive partnership with Esri, the world’s leading supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Scholarships for Esri employees
  • The Esri Development Center that enables CGU students and faculty to teach and develop state-of-the-art applications in the university’s Advanced GIS Lab
  • GIS training and student recognition through an Esri-sponsored annual achievement award

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance
CISAT is also a Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance member, which gives our students and researchers access to the latest technologies for use in classroom assignments and projects.

IBM Watson Analytics Academic Program
To ensure students work with leading data analytics technologies, CISAT is part of the Watson Analytics Academic Program (WAP), which provides no-cost use of IBM® Watson Analytics software for classroom teaching and research.

Application Guidelines

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

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Cost & Aid

Program 76 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 .


MBA 60 units
MSIST 36 units
Unit Sharing Reduction 20 units
Total Required Units 76 units

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