Master of Science in Computer & Information Systems with a major in Software Management

Designed for Those Changing Careers or Aspiring to Move Up

University of Detroit Mercy's Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems with a major in software management (MS CIS) is an opportunity for you to advance your career and shine as an information technology leader. This program is flexible and designed for professionals looking to advance their career. Detroit Mercy's MS CIS degree conveys comprehensive professional knowledge and best practices with regard to Information Technology (IT) work and principles of leadership. Upon graduation, you will be able to create and oversee productive and continuously improving management control infrastructures for large, complex and diverse businesses.

Graduates will be able to interact and function effectively in a multi-national, multi-tiered project environment. In addition, students will be able to ensure that their organizations will be able to compete successfully in today's global environment. The program's content is derived the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It offers the most up-to-date, industry based, knowledge of best practices in IT process development, leadership and program management.

A background in computer programming is not a requirement; the program teaches students what they need to know. This program is ideal for individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds. You will dive deep into artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, databases, programming languages, software engineering, systems and networks.

Specific knowledge areas include:

  • IT portfolio and project management
  • System requirements elicitation and specification
  • Comprehensive program construction concepts
  • Assurance and business alignment processes and information assurance
  • Audit and control

Career Pathways

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Detroit Mercy's Master of Science in Computer & Information Systems prepares you for high-paying jobs that typically have low unemployment rates. According to U.S. News & World Report, the following technology jobs are ranked in the top ten:

  1. Software Developer
  2. Data Scientist
  3. IT Manager
  4. Information Security Analyst
  5. Computer Systems Analyst
  6. Computer Network Architect
  7. Database Administrator
  8. Web Developer
  9. Computer Systems Administrator
  10. Computer Support Specialist