Graduate study in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics prepares you for a successful career in information sytems-related fields in Silicon Valley and around the globe.
Undergraduate study explores the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods in organizations. Essential to the conduct of business, these skills equip the department's majors and minors to design, implement, and evaluate systems central to an organization’s success.
In addition to the major in Management Information Systems (MIS), the department offers an MIS minor for non-business and non-MIS majors, and the inter-department major Accounting and Information Systems (AIS).
In today’s fast-changing, information-driven corporate environment, our students are in a unique position to develop practical, integrated solutions to complex problems. Their training in both information systems and business puts them on the fast track towards satisfying and exciting careers.
Undergraduate study in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) explores the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods in organizations. Essential to the conduct of business, these skills equip the department's majors and minors to design, implement, and evaluate systems central to an organization's success.
In addition to the major in management information systems (MIS), the department offers an MIS minor for nonbusiness and non-MIS majors, and the inter-departmental major of accounting and information systems (AIS).
The department's majors and minors may pursue a variety of careers after graduation, including management consulting, systems administration, technical sales and marketing, operations management, and roles as business analysts in public, private, service and nonprofit sectors. Past graduates have also gone on to various master's degree or doctoral programs, as well as law school.
Individuals with information technology experience and business skills are in high demand by companies around the world. The MSIS program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business enables you to develop the skills to succeed in technologically advanced organizations. The program is particularly strong in its focus on the application and effective use of information systems to solve real business problems.
- Location: Ideally positioned in Silicon Valley, the Leavey School of Business has developed strong relationships with Silicon Valley's leading companies, giving you unique exposure to leading-edge technology, business practice, and potential employers.
- Curriculum: A unique blend of business and information systems core courses provides a foundation for your growth as a player in the IT industry. New areas of mastery are learned in a wide range of electives and open new avenues for your career. Most of the coursework is project-based, connecting learning to actual challenges in the field. Some of our new electives include : Big Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovations in Mobile Payments, Crypto-Currency, and Cloud-Based Transaction Security, and Data Science Analysis with Python.
- Faculty: Both well respected scholars and experienced IT executives teach in the program, giving you exposure to cutting-edge knowledge and its application in the workplace, often in the same evening.
- Capstone: The Capstone experience brings together coursework with practical application. Mentored by faculty, students work with companies to identify and solve an information systems problem within the organization. Past projects have seen students work in companies such as: Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, Silicon Valley Bank and many more.