At South University, Online Programs, the Master of Science in Information Systems program is built to be a technology-focused degree that teaches you how to manage information and technology into the modern age of information. Whether your background is primarily in business or technology, this online Information Systems degree program can prepare you to seek career advancement and leadership opportunities and make you competitive in this increasingly technology-dependent world. While earning your master’s degree in Information Systems, your classes will cover key technology areas like information systems in converged networks, modern software development methodologies, business intelligence, governance, information security, and emerging technologies. Your courses will also emphasize program management, organizational communication, and strategic thinking, helping you master the principles and practices required to effectively solve real business problems amidst an ever-changing digital world. Develop Business and Technical Skills The master’s degree in information systems can be completed in as little as 16 months. Upon finishing the program, you should be able to: Understand how information systems impact businesses operations and decision making, and demonstrate an ability to design, develop, analyze, and modify information systems to meet specific business needs. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, an understanding of methodologies to identify, assess, and implement information systems. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge in the following areas: business intelligence, data management, information systems management, information security and risk management, and project management.