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MSIM: Master of Science in Information Management (Information School)MBA: Master of Business Administration (Foster School of Business)MSDS: Master of Science in Data Science (Interdisciplinary, UW Graduate School)
  • Information and IT management.
  • Core courses in leadership, information management, ethics and policy, systems thinking and problem solving.
  • Business management.
  • Leadership, strategic thinking and entrepreneurship.
  • Interdisciplinary approach to manipulating large data sets, analyzing data, and communicating the results to stakeholders.
  • Four core courses plus elective coursework and formal specializations in six areas in high demand by employers.
  • Culminating experience to synthesize learning (industry-sponsored project, internship or faculty-directed research project).
  • Core courses in accounting, economics, ethics, finance, marketing, operations management, strategy, and quantitative methods.
  • Electives focus on personal career objectives.
  • Full-time and evening MBA students may complete a specialization or certificate (added credits may be required).
  • Core courses, partially sequenced, in topics such as: statistics, machine learning, human-centered data science and visualization, scalable data systems, data management.
  • Culminates in a two-quarter, group capstone project.
Common job titles
  • Analyst: business, business intelligence, data, security or technology
  • Consultant: advisory, security or technology
  • Data scientist
  • Engineer/developer: artificial intelligence, business intelligence, data or systems
  • Manager: product, program or project
  • User experience designer/researcher
  • Brand manager
  • Business analyst
  • Controller
  • Data analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing researcher
  • Operations manager
  • Venture capitalist
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data architect
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Marketing analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Systems engineer
Option to work full time while in school
  • Early-Career & Early-Career Accelerated (residential): No.
  • Early-Career & Early-Career Accelerated (online): Yes, if going at a slower pace.
  • Mid-Career (residential & online): Yes.
  • Full time: No.
  • Evening or Hybrid: Yes.
  • Yes.
Approximate total tuition (based on 2023-24 costs to meet minimum requirements)
  • Early-Career: $65,910.
  • Early-Career Accelerated: $40,560.
  • Mid-Career: $36,504.
  • Full time: $76,890 resident; $112,254 non-resident.
  • Evening: $92,003.
  • Hybrid MBA: $90,000.
  • $48,825.