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For Future Technology Leaders

Our World-Renowned Information Systems and Management Program

MISM: 16-Month

Empowering the business technologist.

Heinz College's MISM will spark your career and give you a distinct competitive advantage in the technology job market. MISM challenges you with a comprehensive curriculum in technology design and implementation, business strategy, professional communication, and management that will prepare you to have an immediate impact on an organization.

MISM: 16-Month is completed over three semesters of coursework and experiential learning including a summer internship.

Classroom learning is augmented with opportunities to work with industry clients on real-world problems via required Capstone Projects, internships and elective project-based courses.

As a MISM graduate, you will find yourself equipped to solve technology and business problems for firms of all sizes and across all sectors—MISM: 16-Month graduates are employed by some of the most innovative and influential companies in the world.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duration: 16 months / 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer Internship, Fall)

My Story: Tobi

Oluwatobi Oladiran is from Nigeria. Tobi loves business, technology, and solving problems for people. She came to Heinz College because she wants to break down barriers.

MISM: 16-Month Curriculum

For detailed curriculum information, please visit the MISM Student Handbook.


Below is one possible schedule for MISM: 16-Month. Actual schedules will vary depending on pathway, concentrations, and electives.

Class titles in bold are core courses. Heinz College offers a mix of full-semester (14 weeks) and half-semester courses (7 weeks) for core and elective courses.

  • Internet of Things*
  • Object-Oriented Programming in Java
  • Database Management
  • Organizational Design and Implementation*
  • Statistics for IT Managers*
  • Economic Analysis*
  • Writing for Information Systems Management*

  • Linux and Open Source*
  • Telling Stories With Data*
  • Consulting Lab*
  • Managing Analytics Projects*
  • Distributed Systems for Information Systems Management
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty*
  • Accounting and Finance Analytics*
  • Professional Speaking*


  • Information Systems Capstone Project
  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence*
  • Generative AI Lab*
  • Web Application Development*
  • Agile Methods*
  • Digital Transformation*
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies*

*Half-semester courses

MISM Pathways

Compare all four MISM options at a glance

The MISM program is offered in four distinct modalities—16-Month, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (BIDA), BIDA 12-Month, and MISM 12-Month. Compare all four and choose the path to power your goals.