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Explore our Online Master of Information Systems Management.

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 University’s online 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 will 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.1


Receive up to a $3,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 8, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Completion Requirements

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

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Title Credits
NSEI 6113

Information Technology in the Organization

Through a review of modern computer systems and the social and economic issues related to their use, students in this course are introduced to the conceptual foundations for designing, developing, and deploying large-scale management information systems. They investigate the role of information technology in an organization—particularly the collection, storage, and distribution of information for operations, planning, and decision making.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6115

Computer Networking and Operating Systems

Within this course, students can learn the concepts of computer operating systems, including the main functions, similarities, and differences. Students can explore a variety of topics, including configuration, file systems, security, administration, interfacing, multitasking, and performance analysis. In addition, they can further their understanding of computers through the study of computer networks by learning key networking concepts, components, and the design of information and communication infrastructure solutions.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6145

Enterprise Database Design

In this course, students discuss the design, implementation, and operation of databases using a principal relational database management system (DBMS). Many fundamental topics are covered in this course including: data modeling using entity-relationship diagrams; data storage, manipulation, and queries using structured query language (SQL); functional dependencies, normalization concepts, data warehouse architectures, data warehouse modeling, and data analytics.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6030

Principles of Programming

The discipline of software development demands a variety of skills. Students in this course assess the fundamental practices and principles of designing and constructing object-oriented programs. They engage in substantial hands-on practice, reinforcing algorithmic thinking, logical design, precise coding, and careful attention to quality.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6712

Business Architecture and Process

Students in this course examine the structure and operations of organizations from an information-processing point of view and develop skills in analyzing, designing, and improving operations. Topics include fundamental business structures; business process design, management, and optimization; decision support and automation; and enterprise resource planning and integration.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6721

Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems

In this course, students place their technical and process work in a human context, focusing on issues and effects in a broader domain. Topics include organizational behavior and change; intellectual property issues; ethics, professionalism, and social impact; and privacy and security.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6713

Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage

The focus of this course is on the development and implementation of business strategies that enable competitive advantage, with an emphasis on understanding the current environment in which the organization competes and forecasting how that environment may change.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6511

Information Systems Project Management

Students develop the skills needed to plan, lead, and manage an information systems project. Topics include estimating, budgeting, and scheduling; risk management; team leadership; engineering process management; and open-source processes.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6781

Information Security Governance

Students in this course cover information security issues in an organizational context, recognizing the increasing stakes in keeping systems safe from tampering and disclosure. Topics include management structures and processes for enterprise information security; information security in the supply chain; legal, regulatory, audit, and policy issues; risk management; and the business case for information security.

(3 sem. cr.)
NSEI 6561

Service and Sourcing Management

Students learn to manage projects and programs that span multiple organizations. Topics include process and best practices for qualification, acceptance, and assurance; service-level agreements; relationship management; and supply chain strategy.

(3 sem. cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost amount
Tuition 30 semester credit hours $880 per semester hour $26,400
Technology Fee Per semester $210 $1,050

TOTAL $27,450*

*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 15 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 and $1,400.


Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Receive up to a $3,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 8, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Get Started Now

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements:

A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s MISM program will be prepared to:

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

Career Impact

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 in the field of information systems management are projected to grow from 2019 through 2029:2

  • As organizations across a range of sectors expand their operations to digital platforms, computer and information systems managers are projected to see employment growth of 10%. 
  • The need for network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 4%. 
  • 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


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