Program Highlights

A robust program that includes both business and technology elements, the MSIST is the perfect degree if you tend toward more technical aspects but still want a degree program with a significant business emphasis.

Prospective MSIST Students

If you want to expand and deepen your technical skills, add to your business knowledge, prepare for systems analysis and project management roles, this is degree for you.

As an MSIST graduate, you will be prepared for a number of positions in the IT field including senior systems analyst, applications development manager, data center manager, technical services director, software engineer, database administrator, database engineer, and computer scientist.

Other management-oriented roles include project manager, program manager, and line management roles in technical organizations.

Difference between Technical and
Business Degree Programs

CLU created the MSIST degree to complement the existing Master of Business Administration - Information Technology Management (MBA-IT) and Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degrees.

The MSIST degree is more technical than the MBA-IT and more organizationally and business oriented than the MSCS. A robust program that includes both business and technology elements, the MSIST is the perfect degree if you tend toward the technical and want a degree program with a significant business emphasis.

Comparison of Technology and Business programs

Job Market for IST Professionals

The job market for IST professionals is forecast for continued growth. The Occupational Outlook Handbook places various IST careers in five of the top 20 growth positions nationwide, and in seven of the top 10 positions in terms of job growth in Los Angeles County.

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