Program overview

Develop critical leadership skills and learn how digital innovations can disrupt existing business models and enable organizational transformations. Through a cutting-edge curriculum, the W. P. Carey MSIM deepens your problem-solving skills and prepares you to incorporate information systems, data analytics, and emerging technologies into enterprise strategy and operations.

If you want or need more flexibility to complete your degree, consider the 100% online MSIM format.

The W. P. Carey MSIM is an ideal fit for students who plan to continue working full-time while attending school or international students traveling to Arizona to pursue their graduate degree. The program starts in August, with an on-campus orientation required before the beginning of the first semester. Classes are held weekdays on ASU's Tempe campus.

The cutting-edge MSIM curriculum

The W. P. Carey MSIM deepens your problem-solving skills and prepares you to incorporate information systems, data analytics, and emerging technologies into enterprise strategy and operations. MSIM courses are delivered sequentially, building on and aligning your knowledge throughout the program, culminating in an applied project.

Course topics are further grouped into synergistic clusters to enhance and broaden your knowledge and skills. The applied project pairs you with classmates to work on an industry project in the area of your choice, incorporating insights from previous classes and addressing an emerging issue in information technology.

MSIM curriculum infographic

STEM-designated program

The W. P. Carey MSIM 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.

Career opportunities

Typical positions for our graduates include systems analysts within information systems, finance, or operations functions, IT managers, and technology officers both within and outside the IT industry.

A smart choice for international students

Arizona State University ranks as the top public research institution in the U.S. and No. 4 overall for international students, according to the Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange. Our record of excellence and impact attracts motivated, diverse scholars from all over the world: over 100 countries are represented in the W. P. Carey student body alone.

Where business is personal®

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.