Information systems are computer systems that support the operations, management, and decision-making in organizations. Information systems are now an integral part of the work environment of every organization and play a critical role in the running of organizations. They are the heart of our Internet-based economy. Information systems enable people to access the information they need, collaborate, make decisions, and perform their jobs and personal activities effectively.
The field of Information Systems (IS) aims to bridge the fields of computer science and business. It resides at the interaction of these two fields. IS professionals serve as the critical link between the technical areas and other areas of an organization.
NJIT's IS professors are experts in the field and are very student focused. NJIT’s IS graduates place among the highest-paying and most plentiful jobs nationally. NJIT’s very active Career Services Division promotes many co-op and internship opportunities with major local companies. This is fostered by our location within Northern New Jersey’s high concentration of business and industry, and NJIT is just ½ hour from midtown Manhattan by train. We welcome both part-time and full-time students and offer relatively low tuition rates for the region.
Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
The MSIS is a STEM* degree that prepares people to become business and systems analysts, data scientists, systems and application designers, and designers of user interfaces and user experience. The curriculum core focuses on business mining and analytics, systems design that both extracts and utilizes this business data, and the techniques that assure the effectiveness of the user interface for such systems. Four electives provide broad flexibility to develop expertise in related analytics, design, business and computing areas of interest to the student.
(The program is offered both on-campus and online.)
The field IS is broadly interdisciplinary. Applicants with degrees in any field are therefore welcome to apply for the MSIS program. A series of "bridge courses" are used to develop the required skills of incoming students who may not have been exposed to some parts of the IS curriculum.