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MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems Management

A Different Kind of Networking

The world of information systems management is rapidly expanding, creating a need for industry leaders. Thanks to this expansion, professionals with degrees like an MBA in Information Systems Management may find themselves able to consider leadership or managerial positions within this field. You can expand your management and technical competencies with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Information Systems Management here at DeVry's Keller Graduate School of Management. Our online MBA program is designed to help you develop the business and leadership skills you need to pursue the future career advancement you want.

Get to Know Our MBA Information Systems Management Specialization

The systems management courses in the online MBA Information Systems Management Specialization can help you to develop your skillset in areas such as corporate management, directing cross-disciplinary endeavors and integrating functions across the business enterprise. This program blends management theory with real-world applications to provide a well-rounded education. You’ll also explore topics such as implementing computer networks, upgrading information systems, maintaining networks and acquiring and deploying new technologies and software. Our classes are taught by knowledgeable professors and emphasize practical skills and real-world concepts that businesses demand from management professionals. 

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Course Waivers at Keller

Master’s Advantage

Put your degree to work sooner!

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fewer months
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Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business or technology, or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these prior learning credits1, you can take fewer courses, allowing you to put your master’s degree to work even sooner.

Accelerated Schedule *
1 year
4 months
Average 10 credits per semester
2 years
8 months
Average 6 credits per semester


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. With at least 9 credit hours, of qualifying Prior Learning Credit and an accelerated schedule, you can earn your Master's Degree in as few as 1 year 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years 8 months.**

*Accelerated schedule requires at least 9 credit hours of Prior Learning Credit. Assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 10 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks per 12-month period.
**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in an average of 6 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The MBA Information Systems Management Specialization program from Keller covers the following skills and topics:

  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Problem-Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Technology
    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
  • Business Information Systems
    Apply appropriate concepts and tools of systems development and implementation, emphasizing the life-cycle approach to effectively manage business information.
  • Database
    Use data modeling concepts and tools to design and implement a relational database that meets the business needs.
  • Networking Concepts
    Demonstrate an understanding of the design, development and operation of a data communications system and computer network and the ability to use a networking software tool to build and analyze network models.
  • Human Resources Leadership
    Analyze and demonstrate an ability to implement and oversee middle to senior level Human Resource Management (HRM) functions, including change management, employment regulatory concerns and employee legal matters.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Our Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

Our MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems Management is accredited2 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Student Achievement

Job Opportunities with an MBA Information Systems Management Specialization

Graduates in our MBA Information Systems Management Specialization may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
  • Data Security Analyst

  • Data Security Manager

  • Information Systems Security Analyst

  • IT Project Manager

Keep in mind that the minimum requirements to apply to these positions may vary from employer to employer. Job titles and application requirements are not standardized across the information systems management industry.
Program Courses

MBA Information Systems Management Courses

Program Core
Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Applied Managerial Statistics
Strategic Business
Innovation through Technology
Strategic Marketing

One Human Resource Course Selection:

Managing Organizational Change
Strategic Human Resource Management
Negotiation Skills

One International Course Selection:

International Finance
Managing International Human Resources
Global Perspectives for International Business
Leadership and Technology
Organizational Structures and Business Processes

One Leadership Course Selection:

Digital Leadership
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

One Elective Course Selection:

Applications of Business Analytics I
Negotiation Skills
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
Managerial Communication
AI Applications for Business
Project Management Systems
Information Systems Management Concentration
Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
Database Concepts

+ Choose one below

Networking Concepts and Applications
Principles of Information Security and Privacy
MBA Capstone

^Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.

FAQs: MBA in Information Systems Management

What is an MBA Information Systems Management Specialization?

An MBA program with a Specialization in Information Systems Management is a business degree that has an increased focus on information systems management courses. It combines the business administration classes of a typical MBA degree program with coursework that teaches you about information systems in order to help you better implement technology-based solutions into the workplace.

What can I expect from online Information Systems Management courses?

At DeVry, you’ll learn how to implement technology in order to encourage more effective communication between parties, but from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule by earning your degree 100% online.

What can I do with an MBA in Information Systems Management?

You can do a lot of things with an MBA Information Systems Management Specialization. Because this MBA program teaches both information systems management and business administration, you’ll have the opportunity to build skills that are important to both fields. Because you’re not limited to just technology or business, you can utilize your diverse knowledge base to explore a wider range of career opportunities.

What types of career opportunities can I pursue with an MBA Information Systems Management Specialization?

Because of the diverse range of coursework that’s covered in a specialized MBA program, you may be able to consider a wider variety of job opportunities in information systems management or IS security. While the following list does not cover every potential opportunity, here are some job titles that graduates of our MBA Information Systems Management Specialization might consider:

  • Database Manager

  • Information Systems Analyst

  • Information Systems Manager

What are the admissions requirements for the MBA Information Systems Management Specialization?

At DeVry, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a University-recognized institution and demonstrate math and language skills proficiency by achieving an undergraduate GPA higher than 2.50, or achieving and submitting acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Visit our Graduate School Admissions page for more detailed information.

What's the difference between IT Management and IS Management?

While they may seem very similar, there are some clear distinctions between IT and IS management that may influence your career goals. IT management concentrates on the management and maintenance of the hardware and software involved in an information system’s operation, while IS management focuses more on the management, analysis and optimization of data.

Master's vs. an MBA in Information Systems Management: What's the difference?

With a focus on information security, data administration and other vital technical topics, our Master’s in Information Systems Management (MISM) program can help you develop a high-level understanding of information systems and their place in the modern business framework. This master’s degree program can be enhanced with a specialization in information security, data administration and management or project management.

Our MBA program with a Specialization in Information Systems Management, on the other hand, combines the business administration coursework of a traditional MBA program, such as finance, marketing and human resource management, with an introduction of several aspects of information systems and how they are applied in today’s business environment.

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1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.