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Master of Science in Information Management

Prepare for in-demand careers with the Master of Science in Information Management (MS-IM) from ASU’S top-ranked W. P. Carey School of Business. In only 12 months, you can earn an innovative master’s degree while you work, develop key leadership skills, and be on the leading edge of where technology and data are headed.

Choose a focus in big data or tech consulting to add greater depth to your degree and to align your degree to your career goals — whether you want to advance in your current organization or prepare yourself for new opportunities.

Quality and convenience

Delivered by the Department of Information Systems in ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, consistently ranked Top 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the innovative MS-IM curriculum explores the future state of information technology and systems, and how they will drive change in every industry and organization.

With classes held two evenings per week, you’ll be better able to focus on key topics and implement them immediately within your organization. The Hybrid MS-IM offers the same curriculum on the same 12-month schedule, with online coursework throughout the program highlighted by three multi-day residencies on ASU’s Tempe campus.

STEM-certified program

Designated as a STEM-certified program by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security, the MS-IM allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension of up to 36 months, 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.

Excellent job growth opportunities

With information security analysts and computer and information systems careers expected to grow faster or much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for MS-IM graduates will be strong. More than 75,000 new jobs in these fields are projected by 2026.

Potential careers for MS-IM graduates include chief intelligence officer, senior data analyst, business systems analyst, and project manager. The leadership skills acquired through this program will prepare you to lead in a wide range of industries, including financial services, health care, marketing, and technology.

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“My W. P. Carey experience has taught me that nothing is impossible. Coming halfway around the world, I have been able to pursue and realize my dreams, develop an amazing network of peers and business leaders, and take the first step in an exciting new career.”

Akanksha Mohla
MS-IM 2015

Akanksha Mohla