Master of Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.)

Today’s employers increasingly seek information technology (IT) professionals with both the management and advanced technology skills required to help their organizations grow and thrive.

Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management program integrates core business and management principles with the advanced technology training you need to compete for in-demand careers in this field.

Designed with input from IT industry leaders and employers, this program can prepare you to evaluate and allocate IT resources effectively; design and manage systems to meet key organizational objectives; and lead IT initiatives and teams across functional areas in diverse organizations.

Recently redesigned to help you gain highly marketable skills more quickly and affordably, the Master of Information Systems Management program enables you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing your first four courses* and your master’s degree in as little as 20 months.

*To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ISYS 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (30 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 30 total semester credit hours  $765 per semester hour 


Books and Materials Estimated costs  included


Technology Fee  Per semester







Transfer up to 15 credits 



Total with Transfer Credits


* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee and books and supplies as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Corporations, government, nonprofits, and the entrepreneurial sectors continue to leverage technology to improve organizational processes for maximum effectiveness. Professionals with advanced technology training and business management skills continue to be in high demand to meet the needs of these growing organizations.

A Growing Profession

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are projected to increase through 2022:*

  • Computer and information systems managers are the fastest-growing careers within systems design and software publishing firms, data processing and hosting companies, and healthcare organizations, with an expected growth rate of 15%. Among these managers, those with specialized technical knowledge, strong communications, and business skills will have the best employment prospects.
  • The need for network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 12%. 
  • Computer security experts will fill key leadership roles as demands for cybersecurity increase.

A Range of Career Options

The Master of Information Systems Management program can help prepare you for management or senior-level positions in these areas:

  • Information systems strategy
  • Applications development
  • Business consulting
  • Data administration
  • Quality assurance
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • Networking
  • Operations
  • Security
  • Software development
  • Technical services

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at (Viewed online July 23, 2014.)

With the Master of Information Systems Management program, you can:

  • Combine business skills and advanced technology training to lead at the senior management level in the government, corporate, or nonprofit sectors.
  • Apply relevant and timely knowledge immediately within your organization.
  • Focus your attention entirely on your coursework and let Walden take care of the rest with automatic registration and course materials mailed directly to you.

As a Walden student, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

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Accelerated Path to a Doctoral Degree

When you successfully complete the Master of Information Systems Management program, you may be eligible to apply credit toward Walden’s Ph.D. in Management program.

Note: To be eligible to apply credit toward this doctoral program, students must have earned a B or better in the applicable master’s courses within the last 10 years and be in good standing with the university. Transfer of credit is granted only after formal review and approval by Walden’s Office of Admissions.

Which Technology Program Is Right for You?

When selecting from among Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, M.S. in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management, and Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) programs, consider your experience and your career aspirations.

The Doctor of Information Technology program may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Lead your organization in solving critical information technology-related challenges.
  • Conduct and analyze research to help your organization identify trends and opportunities.
  • Prepare for a senior-level position in industry or academia, including chief technology officer, chief information officer, information technology strategist, faculty or researcher.

The Master of Information Systems Management may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the management and technical skills required to become an IT leader at the senior management level.
  • Learn to use computer-based information systems to enhance decision making and organizational effectiveness.
  • Gain technical experience and build skills with programming languages and managing information systems.

The M.S. in Information Technology may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop advanced specialized skills in areas such as cybersecurity, software engineering, health informatics, or information systems.
  • Learn to create, maintain, and secure information systems that are critical to today’s businesses, institutions, and government agencies.
  • Pursue senior-level or management careers in information technology.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the skills required to enter the IT and information systems field.
  • Learn the basic networking, programming, and database management skills in demand by employers.
  • Earn credits that may be applied toward the Master of Information Systems Management or M.S. in Information Technology program.

In our Master of Information Systems Management program, you will work with expert faculty members who are scholars and leaders in their fields. Some of the esteemed faculty members in this program include:

Mukesh Srivastava

Mukesh Srivastava
D.B.A., University of Surrey, England; M.B.A., Jackson State University; M.S., Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India; B.S., Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India



Ahmed Banafa, M.S., Lehigh University; B.S., King Abdulaziz University

Karlyn A. Barilovits, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.S., Clemson University; B.S., University of North Carolina

Irena Bojanova, Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; B.S., Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Steven V. Case, Ph.D., M.S., Nova Southeastern University; B.S., University of Minnesota

Alan Dawson, M.S., National Technological University; B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

Angela Dawson, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.S., Syracuse University

Amr Elchouemi, Ph.D., M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette; M.S., B.S., Alexandria University, Egypt

Rosario Feghali, Ph.D., University of Quebec; M.B.A., Concordia University; B.S., Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Farshad Foroozan, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., The City College of New York; B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Gary Griffith, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., National Technological University; B.S., State University of New York

Kathleen Hargiss, Ph.D., University of South Florida; M.B.A., University of Miami; M.A., Northwestern University; B.S., University of Illinois

Habib Khan, Ph.D., University of Leeds; M.B.A., B.S., Bahauddin Zakariya University

Bendick Mahleko, Ph.D., Technische Universität Darmstadt; M.S., B.S., National University of Science and Technology

Michael McGivern, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Suzanne Mello-Stark, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; M.B.A., Babson College; B.S., University of Rhode Island

Manouchehr H. Moradi, Ph.D., M.S., University of Southern California; B.S., University of Tehran

Lucy Morse, Ph.D., M.S., University of Central Florida

James I. Nichols, M.S., University of Florida; B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Constantinos Phanouriou, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael R. Schmidt, M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., National Technological University; B.S., San Jose State University

Bin Xie, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Eng., B.Eng., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Design appropriate software system structures in response to application needs, organizational environment, and technical ecology.
  2. Make appropriate design choices based on system, service, and business process needs.
  3. Analyze social, legal, ethical, and professional issues in business and technical decision making.
  4. Employ best communication practices with business partners, users, customers, and third-party providers.
  5. Use sound evaluation practices to select appropriately among competing technologies and technical approaches.
  6. Manage business processes through analysis, design, and optimization in response to organizational needs.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.