How to Apply
Applications are currently being accepted online. Please check the deadlines page for all official application deadlines.
Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made four to six weeks after we receive a complete application. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered after published deadlines on a limited, space-available basis.
To learn the steps of applying, watch our How to Apply presentation.
Step 1 - Online Application
Complete the online application through the ASU Graduate College. For the January start date, please apply for Spring 2013. For the August start date, please apply for Fall 2013. The Online MSIM does not have a summer start date. The degree program to apply for is Information Management (MS) (BAINFOMS).
U.S. Citizen: $70
Non-U.S. Citizen: $90
The online application includes multiple parts and collects basic demographic information as well as supplemental pieces of your application. You will be asked to upload a current copy of your resume, answers to three essay questions, and contact information for your recommenders.
Your resume should include your educational qualifications and professional experience in detail. In addition, please download and include summary tables of your educational and employment background at the end of your resume.
You should prepare responses to the following three essay questions that will be uploaded into the online application. Carefully proofread your essays, and please note that special fonts and/or formats (i.e. italics, bold, etc.) may be lost during submission. The recommended length for each answer is 300-500 words.
Describe your background in business and information systems achieved through either academic or professional experiences.
How will the MSIM program help you achieve both your personal and professional goals?
Address strengths and weaknesses of your application in light of the program's admission requirements. If you have not satisfied the prerequisites through coursework, please indicate how your experience satisfies those requirements. Please include any additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy for admission.
Letters of Recommendation
The Online MSIM program requires two recommendations as part of the application process. Online recommendations are accepted through the Graduate College. In the application, please provide the name, company and e-mail address of your two recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an e-mail from the Graduate College requesting that they submit an electronic recommendation on your behalf. They will be asked to answer a few short-answer and ranked questions.
We suggest obtaining professional recommendations from direct/indirect supervisors, instructors and others in positions to evaluate your performance. They should know you personally and be familiar with your career, credentials, leadership strengths and professional aspirations. These individuals should also know your personal qualities, current career focus and potential for success in a graduate program.
Step 2 - Supplemental Application Materials
Please include your Application Reference Number on all materials prior to mailing. This number can be obtained from the Graduate College Application Checklist, which is the last page of the online application. (If you have already submitted documents prior to receiving your Application Reference Number, materials may be matched manually.)
The following items must be submitted directly to the Graduate College as part of your application:
- Official copy of all transcripts, in the original, sealed envelope;
- Please note: If you have an undergraduate degree from ASU, you do not need to submit transcripts as they will automatically be added to your application. However, please make sure to submit all transcripts from other universities attended.
- Official TOEFL Score (international applicants or if you are from a country whose native language is not English, you must provide evidence of English proficiency as indicated by acceptable scores on the TOEFL)
- Financial Guarantee Form (international applicants only)
Please mail items to:
ASU Graduate College
P.O. Box 871003
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
For FedEx, UPS or Hand Delivery:
Graduate College - ASU
Interdisciplinary Bldg - B-Wing
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
Step 3 - Standardized Test Scores
GMAT/GRE scores are not required this program. You may submit scores if you wish, as doing so will only help your application.