Careers: Master of Science in Information Systems

Careers: Master of Science in Information Systems
36-44 credit hours
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Our online program provides individuals with the business and technical skills and knowledge needed to advance their career in information systems. A MSIS degree prepares you for over half of the top 20 jobs, according to

As an information systems professional, you’ll use technology and data management to benefit businesses and other organizations by building databases, improving networks, analyzing data, or designing business applications.

Information systems professionals with an advanced degree, such as a master’s, can use their education to distinguish themselves from others in the workforce, advancing their career and business knowledge.

Employment Outlook for Master of Science in Information Systems Graduates

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Computer Systems Analysts $103,800 9%
Management Analysts $99,410 9%
Database Architects $134,700 9%

Careers Paths

Careers of our graduates are varied, but here are some roles our MSIS graduates hold:
  • Associate Application Analyst
  • BI Data Quality Specialist
  • Cyber Security Operations Specialist
  • Data Engineer
  • Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Solutions Specialist
Our graduates launch their careers at leading companies around the country including:
MS Information Systems Grad Career Map | UC Online
    • Atlanta
    • Boston
      Syrinx Consulting
      Vantage Point Business Solutions
    • Carlsbad, California
      3 | SHARE Corporation
    • Chicago
      Echelon Solutions
      Motorola Mobility
    • Cincinnati
      Great American
      Procter & Gamble
      Western & Southern
    • Cleveland
    • Columbus
      Abercrombie & Fitch
    • Columbia, Maryland
      Movilitas Consulting
    • Dallas
      Regents Consulting Group, LLC
    • Detroit
    • Houston
      Sierra Infosys Inc.
    • Indianapolis
      GyanSys Inc.
    • McLean, Virginia
      Capital One
    • Miami Shores, Florida
      Bizbrain Technologies
    • Nashville
      Cummins, Inc.
    • New York City
      Goldman Sachs
      JP Morgan Chase
    • Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
      SAP America, Inc.
    • Salt Lake City
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
      EIS Group

Leadership Roles in Information Systems

Launch your career in information systems with an MSIS degree from the University of Cincinnati and open the door to leadership positions within the technology field.

Information systems manager –  IS managers possess strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. With an MSIS degree, graduates will further enhance their business and communication skills.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – CISOs are executive-level specialists who focus on maintaining information and data security. These individuals must have a great deal of enterprise business acumen, and need to understand other business disciplines such as finance, HR, and compliance. A MS in information systems provides the perfect mix of business and technical courses for aspiring CISOs.

Chief information officer (CIO) – Key skills for a CIO include a well-rounded mix of expertise in strategic planning, finance, and leadership. An MSIS degree provides the business skills and technical skills needed for an IS professional to move up in the corporate world.


“Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow by 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations."
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Most years, 95% of our MSIS students are employed upon graduation, with many of them working at the world’s most respected companies.