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Joseph Verderame, '00
VP at Morgan Stanley

"Any time any of Morgan Stanley's almost 60,000 employees log on to work from home or anywhere outside to work, they are using the systems my team has created."
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MSIS Insider Video Interviews


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Watch our video interviews with faculty, alumni, and students and learn how the Master of Science in Information Systems can help you to integrate business and technology to solve real-world organizational problems.
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Marist College Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY


Serving New York, New Jersey, Connecticut regions


Marist, located in the Hudson River Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY, attracts masters in information systems students from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and other states in the Northeast as well as internationally.

IBM Partnership


Marist IBM Technology Partnership


Our 25-year partnership with IBM has produced cutting-edge technology through the hands-on work of our students, faculty and IBM.

Information Systems Policy Graduate Degree Course

MSIS 730 Core Course – Information Systems Masters Degree

The Information Systems Policy graduate degree course course builds on previous courses in the IS program and is integrative in nature. This MSIS program provides closure on the multitude of diverse subjects found in the program.

Taught in seminar style, the critical thinking of MSIS graduate students related to current and strategic issues in information management is thoroughly examined. The executive perspective is demanded, thus forcing all graduate students to analyze, synthesize, and respond at the highest organizational level. Entrepreneurial views are valued and encouraged.

Emphasis is placed on the overall information needs of an organization and what role information systems play in meeting those needs. Students enrolled in the Information Systems Policy graduate level course explore critical issues relating to managing and administrating the information-systems function.

Alternative structures for matching an information-systems department to the structure and behavior of an organization are examined. The information center, decision-support center, end-user computing, and other concepts emerging from the evolution of information technology are discussed.

A major research paper based on a thorough literature search of primary sources in information systems and related fields is required of each student.

Prerequisites: Completion of MSIS 537, MSIS 567, MSIS 647, and MSIS 657. Enrollment is limited. Those students closed out of one semester are assured entry for the next offered class. Spring semester or as needs required two semesters before the course is to be taken.

Information Systems Policy Graduate Degree Course credits earned (3 credits)