M.S. in Information Systems
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Drive innovation with a master’s in information systems online

From creating cost reductions to facilitating better customer service, information systems help organizations operate more efficiently. Equipped with a unique blend of tech savvy and business acumen, professionals who work with information systems drive innovation by bridging the gap between technology and business. With Franklin’s 100% online M.S. in Information Systems, you’ll apply concepts in product management, project management, business analysis and business analytics to real-world scenarios and acquire the skills necessary to excel in today’s agile business environments.

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M.S. in Information Systems Program Overview

Get a comprehensive understanding of how business integrates with technology

The M.S. Information Systems curriculum consists of nine major area courses that integrate areas like product management, business agility and analytics, which means that you won’t just be technologically proficient, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between technology and business strategy. Moreover, you’ll benefit from diverse coursework like the inclusion of a 6-week MBA Foundations course. This holistic approach provides you with a broad understanding of business dynamics in addition to tech savvy. The combination of technical knowledge and business acumen provided as part of the information systems master’s program can prepare you for various hybrid roles across industries. 

Earn a theory-to-practice information systems master’s

Franklin’s significant emphasis on applied knowledge means that you’ll learn by doing. Hands-on assignments connect course concepts to real-world scenarios and provide meaningful learning opportunities. The capstone project offers a practical culmination of all the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program, as you assume the role of a product manager leading the development of an innovative product - from ideation to deployment.

As part of the university’s commitment to providing industry-aligned education, you can expect your coursework to incorporate trending topics like cybersecurity and threat intelligence, digital transformation and business agility. The combination of current, relevant curriculum with our faculty of in-field practitioners equips you to tackle current on-the-job challenges and demonstrate your value in the workplace immediately.

Learn to lead and innovate

Unlike many information systems master’s degree programs that focus purely on the technical side, Franklin’s M.S. in Information Systems emphasizes leadership and innovation to prepare you for strategic roles in a variety of settings from large corporations to start ups. IS professionals often play pivotal roles in shaping the strategic direction of businesses, making decisions that can significantly impact organizational outcomes. Throughout the program, you’ll learn project management concepts to effectively manage technology-related projects, communication best practices to maximize collaboration, and leadership skills to improve productivity and performance.

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M.S. in Information Systems Courses & Curriculum

36 Semester Hours
Major Area Required
MIS 600 - Introduction to Information Systems (4)

This course provides an overview of information systems, including their uses in organizations and impacts on business. Students will develop insights into how information systems can be used to support business processes and decision-making, gain a competitive advantage, and foster enterprise collaboration. Key topics include enterprise resource planning, data warehouses, e-commerce and m-commerce, business intelligence, knowledge management, privacy and security, systems development and procurement, and project management.

MIS 620 - Business, Process, and Systems Analysis (4)

This course covers business, process, and system analysis concepts in the system development lifecycle. It explores how analysts bridge the gap between business and technical expertise and their leadership and innovation produce competitive products. Topics include user requirements analysis, story creation, system architecture, process modeling, automation, piloting prototypes, changing environment, and userbase.

MIS 640 - Product Management (4)

Product managers become a bridge between cross-functional teams and customers by understanding customer needs and building innovative products in a competitive business environment. This course covers how product managers apply leadership skills that embrace different concepts such as product strategy, customer discovery, market evaluation, product planning, minimum viable product, go-to-market, product-market fit, and growth prospects.

MATH 601 - Introduction to Analytics (4)

This course provides an introductory overview of methods, concepts, and current practices in the growing field of statistics and data analytics. Topics to be covered include data collection, data analysis and visualization as well as probability, statistical inference and regression methods for informed decision-making. Students will explore these topics with current statistical software. Some emphasis will also be given to ethical principles of data analytics.

DATA 630 - Applied Database Management (4)

This course teaches data management from an applied perspective. The topics include fundamentals of database management systems, structured query language (SQL) for data analytics, relational database design, and data warehousing.

ITEC 640 - Project Management (4)

This course examines various issues related to the management of information systems. Topics include: strategic planning, organizing the technology resources, means of prioritizing and selecting information technology, staffing, personnel management, and assessment.

MGMT 707 - MBA Foundations (4)

More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point-of-view and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes. In this course, you will develop and refine these capabilities. What you gain from this course will be of value throughout your MBA program, as well as in the workplace.

ITEC 850 - IT Policy and Governance (4)

This course aims to improve critical thinking and decision-making skills in the IT policy and governance field. The course brings forth today's complex and cutting-edge computing environment by taking threats, vulnerabilities, and cyber controls into account. This course provokes the questions of how the GRC (Governance, Risk Management, Compliance) practices should be applied in today's complex IT environments to make the most out of the cutting-edge technology and how critical assets should be protected from adversarial actions of advanced persistent threats. The course brings various essential processes and services to the table, including but not limited to supply-chain risks, innovation, and resilience. Research papers and discussion assignments help students obtain pertinent information and improve research and academic writing skills within the field.

MIS 690 - Business Agility and Capstone (4)

The capstone course reinforces the concepts learned in the Information Systems curriculum through a capstone project. Students will assume the role of a product manager and lead all systems development lifecycle steps in the launch of an innovative product starting from concept through analysis, design, marketing, deployment, and user feedback. All prior project management, governance, database, analytics, and communications skills will be evaluated.

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M.S. in Information Systems Career Opportunities

Product Manager

Product managers lead cross-functional teams that oversee the planning, development and launch of a product or feature.

Database Administrator

Database administrators create organized data storage systems and ensure accessibility for authorized users.

Information Systems Manager

Information systems managers oversee functionality, budgets and security for all of an organization's computer-related activity. 

M.S. in Information Systems - Data Analytics Focus Employment Outlook


From 2021-2031 jobs in Computer and Information Systems are expected to increase by 16%

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536,863 jobs
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Computer and Information Research Scientists

34,071 jobs
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Web and Digital Interface Designers

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Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

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