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Kelley School of Business – Indiana University - MS in Information Systems

Kelley School of Business MS in Information Systems Program Structure

The 30 credit University of Indiana Kelley School of Business MS in Information Systems program can last from two to three semesters. There is also an Accelerated MS in Information Systems version of the program, designed for students to earn an MS and a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree. A joint MSIS/MBA degree is also available, which is comprised of 36 hours of credit course work for the MS in Information Systems degree, and 30 hours of credit coursework for the MBA.


After the completion of necessary MSIS prerequisite courses, students in the program begin taking MSIS core courses, of which include: IT Strategy and Case Analysis; IT Project Management; Data and Systems; and more. In the spring semester, after completing the core module, students select one of the three following concentrations: business intelligence and analytics; digital enterprise systems; or enterprise security & risk management. Co-concentrations are also available in business intelligence, enterprise security, or enterprise systems. Five electives from the MBA program are also optional.

Students will also complete a capstone project, case competitions, and a non-credit internship as part of the program curriculum.

Class Profile

The most recent MSIS class at the Kelley School of Business features 128 students. About 37 percent of the class are female students, and 39 percent are international students. The average undergraduate GPA of applicants was 3.45, the average GMAT was 684, and the average GRE score was 321.

Career Statistics

An estimated 97 percent of MSIS graduates earned employment offers within three months of earning their degree, with an average annual salary of $72,000 and a median signing bonus of $5,000. With two more years of experience, those figures rise to $99,000 annually and a $6,240 signing bonus.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Estimated tuition for Indiana residents in the Indiana Kelley MS in Information Systems program is $20,687.70 for 30 credits of course work. For non-state residents, tuition costs $38,595.60. These totals do not include fees or other estimated costs. A nonrefundable $500 fee is also required in order to hold a spot in the program.

Those who need to enroll in the MSIS Jumpstart program (for those unable to complete the MSIS Prerequisites) will have to accrue additional costs. Indiana residents are subject to pay $9,753, while out-of-state residents pay $13,018, and international residents pay $13,018.

Merit-based graduate assistantships and fellowships may be available. As well, the school offers special benefits for military veterans and numerous loan options.


To enroll in the Indiana Kelley MS in Information Systems program, priority applicants must submit the following:

• A completed online priority application
• A current resume
• Transcripts (for non-Indiana residents)
• GMAT, GRE test scores (non-U.S. residents)
• Proof of English proficiency (if needed)

There is no application fee for priority applicants.

Standard applicants must include the following:

• Current Kelley Students: Resume, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, two faculty references
• Other U.S. Graduates: Resume, personal statement, two references, unofficial undergraduate transcripts
• Non-U.S. Graduates: Resume, personal statement, two references, official undergraduate transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, official TOEFL student scores report (international applicants only, if necessary)

A $75 fee for standard applicants is required.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Priority Deadlines

Jan. 15 (U.S. undergraduates in senior year)
Nov. 1 (Non-U.S. undergraduates)

Standard Deadlines

March 1 (U.S. undergraduates in senior year)
Dec. 1 (Non-U.S. undergraduates)

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