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As technology becomes more interconnected across functions and skills, the ability to understand and interpret technological solutions to business problems — and the leadership required to bring about those solutions — are not merely desired attributes. They are required skills for anyone in the technology space.

Program overview

Delivered by the Department of Information Systems in ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, consistently ranked Top 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the MS-ISM develops your leadership as you explore the future state of information technology and systems, and how they will drive change in every industry and organization.

Potential career paths for MS-ISM graduates include chief information officer (CIO), IT director, manager of business intelligence, senior consultant, cloud strategist, and project manager. The leadership skills acquired through this program will prepare students to lead in a wide range of industries, including financial services, health care, marketing, and technology.


W. P. Carey MS-ISM classes are held both in a daytime format for those earlier in their career and in the evenings two nights a week on the ASU Tempe campus to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.


Develop strong management skills and leverage technology to improve performance. The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) curriculum allows you to immediately apply new knowledge, giving your organization a competitive advantage.

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Building off a rigorous core curriculum, the W. P. Carey MS-ISM offers specializations to deepen your problem-solving and leadership skills. Choose any two from artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and data analytics to add greater depth to your degree and to align your degree to your career goals, whether you want to advance in your current organization or prepare yourself for new opportunities. Additional concentrations will be added as the market demands.

STEM-designated program

The W. P. Carey MS-ISM program has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 52.1301). The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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