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M.S. Management & Information Systems

Designed for:

This management of information systems degree is for business majors who want advanced training in their field while adding Information Systems skills to their educational vitae or Information Systems students/professionals seeking graduate work.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of required UG courses
  • Knowledge of programming language widely used in industry

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 2 years
    • Can be finished in as few as four terms
  • 48 credits
  • A professional project

Begin your MS in Management and Information Systems program:

  • Winter 2019

Where you will take classes:

  • On campus

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection

Where this degree can take you:

  • Business Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Teaching at the college level
  • Advancement in current IT career

What you will learn:

This program is designed to provide students with a mature foundation of business concepts and practices together with theoretical knowledge of the fundamental disciplines and practices that enable modern information systems. Courses are designed and taught by content experts, with Business courses taught by Business faculty and Information Systems courses taught by Computer Science faculty.

Learning outcomes:

Students in this program will:

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of the core foundational computing principles that underlie modern information systems.
  2. Demonstrate the technical communication skills needed to interact with IT industry professionals.
  3. Learn fundamental business practices (e.g., accounting, finance, data analysis, management, and marketing) which will enhance their ability to understand a business’s information needs and to develop better systems to address those needs.


The M & IS curriculum promotes growth of knowledge in the disciplines of computer science, business, and information systems. It strives to develop a learning environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, enhances critical thinking skills, encourages ethical behavior and develops leadership ability. Our faculty- all experts in their field- seek to provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities for students to complete their program. Ask us questions-about the process, about the field, or about your career. We look forward to hearing from you!

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Scot Morse, Program Coordinator, Computer Science, morses@wou.edu or 503-838-8921

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"In December 2014 Nathan started a new position in Information Technology at SAIF Corporation. The Management Information Systems program helped him learn to communicate and network effectively internally and externally in his career to overcome workplace challenges. Obtaining his graduate degree has substantially opened opportunities to advance in his career. Nathan Currently resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife who was also a Western Oregon University student."

Nathan Higginbotham '14

MS in Mgt. and Information Systems