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The World's Best Information Systems Graduate Program


Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)

Industry is innovating like never before, and a new generation of leaders is needed to harness technology and big data to propel organizations—and society—forward. Our Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program blends technical and leadership skills, equipping you with the ability to transform organizations through technology.

The MISM program is available in four challenging pathways—our flagship 16-month and 12-month programs in Pittsburgh, and our industry-leading Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program in 16-month and 12-month formats. Regardless of the direction you take, our MISM program builds tech leaders who are the full package: Analytical. Creative. Ethical.

As a result, our MISM graduates go on to impact the companies that change the world.

Sample career outcomes - Google, PwC, Facebook, Deloitte, Amazon, IBM, McKinsey

Some of the world’s greatest challenges, that our faculty and students are working to solve:

  • Upgrading data management to enhance care for veterans
  • Creating software that supports multiple languages
  • Modeling malicious domain names to improve cybersecurity
  • Using machine learning to categorize Major League Baseball game footage
  • Making health care IT more efficient with text analytics
  • Increasing equity in electric vehicle charging locations
  • Reducing the prevalence of diabetes in high-risk regions
  • Use data visualization to help companies reduce carbon emissions
  • Deploying data science and technology to automate trucking and shipping fleets
  • Eliminating bias in health care datasets
  • Optimizing the supply chain to reduce food waste
  • Improving the predictive modeling of financial fraud using machine learning
  • Testing current criminal sentencing protocols for equity and fairness
  • Quantifying social media’s impact on the box office
  • Cybersecurity Machine Learning
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  • graphic art of American Flag breaking through a virus
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  • Ari Lightman Measuring Social Media class

Stories of Impact

Read our articles and stories about Heinz College's impact in technology and innovation

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Six-Figure Salaries

$104,590—The Average starting salary for MISMs


#1 Ranked

Heinz College Is The #1 Analytics Education Program And Has Been #1 in Information and Technology Management Since 2001


A Diverse, Inclusive Community

We Are A Truly Global Institution—Our Recent MISM Classes Have Represented 31 Different Nations

Class Profile

Leader in Innovation

Carnegie Mellon University Is The Birthplace Of Autonomous Cars, AI, And Technologies That Are Transforming Society

Innovation at CMU

My Story: Ahmad

Ahmad Salah Ud Din is from Lahore, Pakistan. He talks about his experiences in the MISM program and the boost it gave his career. And he treats us to a song.

My Story: Rebecca

Rebecca Dilla is from Western Pennsylvania. After a year in Adelaide and an internship in India, she returned to the world-class city in her own backyard—Pittsburgh.

  • Leman Akoglu
  • Woody Zhu
  • Gabriela Gongora-Svartzman
  • George Chen

Trail-Blazing Faculty

Our faculty are innovators who solve emerging problems at the nexus of technology and society.

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Choose the Experience to Power Your Goals:


Our world-renowned information systems and management program

Our world-renowned information systems and management program. This three-semester, Pittsburgh-based pathway includes our rigorous business-technology curriculum and a summer internship.

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Experienced professionals can get their MISM degree in just one year

This Pittsburgh-based pathway includes most elements from our standard MISM: 16-Month program in a shortened format for students with significant work experience.

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An elite degree for an elite career, our innovative BIDA curriculum trains you to apply leading-edge data science

Become a data expert with deep knowledge in predictive modeling, machine learning, analytical reporting, and data visualization along with strategies to monetize big data for organizations.

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Experienced professionals can complete the BIDA program in just one year

This pathway includes most elements from our renowned BIDA pathway in a shortened format for students with significant work experience.

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Accelerated Master's Programs

Earn your bachelor's and MISM in five years instead of six

Students in undergraduate programs at Carnegie Mellon, Allegheny College, Bethany College, and Chatham University can earn their bachelor’s and MISM degrees together in five years instead of six.

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Exchange Programs

Spend a semester abroad in Austria or Germany

The MISM program has exchange partnerships with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University of Mannheim Business School, and the Technical University Munich's Department of Informatics.

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Undergraduate Degrees in Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Learn more about CMU's Top-Ranked Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

CMU's undergraduate IS program—a joint degree offering from Heinz College and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences—combines aspects of computer science, IT, business management, and the humanities

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