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

64 units

3 years

*This estimate assumes full-time registration and pursuit of the degree. 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, MBA

Featured Courses

IST 302

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

IST 303
Software Development

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

MGT 325
The Drucker Difference

Focuses on individual, organizational, and societal issues raised by Peter Drucker and explores their implications in different functional areas of management.

MGT 340

Explores how general managers enhance and sustain business performance through the development of robust judgments in the face of uncertainty and complexity.

Areas of Concentration



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:

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.

Faculty & Research

  • Samir Chatterjee profile image

    Samir Chatterjee

    Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

    Research Interests

    Design science research, Health informatics, Electronics and telecommunication engineering

  • Terry Ryan profile image

    Terry Ryan

    Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

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

  • Yan Li profile image

    Yan Li

    Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technology

    Research Interests

    Data science, Data mining, Analytics, Semantic technologies, Databases, Data warehousing, Business intelligence, ICT4D

  • Tamir Bechor profile image

    Tamir Bechor

    Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Cybersecurity, IT leadership and management

  • Brian Hilton profile image

    Brian Hilton

    Clinical Full Professor

    Research Interests

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), GIS solution development, Data analytics

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Assistant Director of Admissions
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