Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics (MSCISBA)

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics
  • Available 100% Online

  • AACSB Accredited

  • Open to All Business and Non-Business Applicants 

  • GMAT Waiver Available

  • 33 Credit Hours* - Transfer Friendly

  • Approximately $500/credit hour**

Preadmission Degree Plan
Dr. Sean Humpherys

Dr. Sean Humpherys, Associate & Pickens Professor of Computer Information Systems

Take your place in the next generation of business leaders with a Master of Science in
Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics

The job market for graduates with knowledge of computing strategies, cyber-security, programming, and data mining has never been higher. Businesses need more qualified employees to transform their organizations into competitive enterprises. And when those employees also possess basic analytical skills and business acumen, you have the recipe for success and career advancement.

 The MSCISBA Program at West Texas A&M does just that. We combine lectures, cases, individual and team projects, and oral presentations in our courses. It’s all hands-on, benefitting both the student and their employer. Along the way, students will improve their understanding of computer applications in the following areas:

  1. Quantitative analysis
  2. Data analytics
  3. Computing and data mining
  4. Web and mobile development
  5. Business integration and cybersecurity
  6. Technology planning and project management

Program Details

The time commitment to earn a master's degree can be daunting, and balancing a job at the same time is even more stressful. But don’t worry. We designed our graduate programs for working professionals like you by offering asynchronous programs that encourage you to complete coursework at a time that works for you. 

You choose your course load each semester within four semesters each year:

  • Fall - Last week of August through the end of November, 14 weeks
  • Spring - Mid-January through the end of April, 14 weeks
  • Summer 1 - Beginning of June through the first week of July
  • Summer 2 - Second week of July through the third week of August

The MSCISBA degree offering is a STEM program available completely online or as a mix of on campus and online courses. Because of visa regulations, International Students with non-immigrant F1 visa status can only count one online class toward the required 9 credit hours full time class load per semester.

Degree Requirements

Requirements shown below are for the 2024-2025 catalog year.


Students seeking an MSCISBA degree must first establish proficiency in Statistics. This proficiency may be established by courses taken in an undergraduate program, by completing advanced standing examinations in these areas, or by taking CIDM 6300.

This leveling course will be built-in to the degree plan for students who need it. This means that the program could be 33 - 36 hours depending on leveling requirements. 


Get Your Personalized Preadmission Degree Plan

To see if you are required to take the pre-requisite requirement and if you qualify for a GMAT waiver, request your personalized Preadmission Degree Plan today. We will send your Preadmission Degree Plan within 1-2 business days.
AACSB Accredited

The Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the highest accrediting body for business colleges. Less than ten percent of business programs in the world achieve this standard of excellence.


MS CISBA Program Faculty for 2023-2024


Faculty Degree Institution
Amjad Abdullat Ed.D. Pepperdine University
Abraham Abby Sen Ph.D.  Virginia Commonwealth University
Jeffry Babb Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
Anne-Christine Barthel Ph.D. University of Kansas
Liang Chen Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Eric Hoffmann Ph.D.  University of Kansas
Sean Humpherys Ph.D.  University of Arizona
Murray Jennex Ph.D.  Claremont Graduate University
Leslie Ramos Salazar Ph.D. Arizona State University
Bin Shao Ph.D. University of Illinois
Carl Zhang Ph.D.  George Washington University


Additional Graduate Programs in the Engler College of Business

Master of Accounting (Macc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Finance and Economics (MSFE)
Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management (MS SHRM)

Contact Information

Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business
Office of Graduate Business Programs
Phone: (806) 651-2500

Classroom Center 216 | West Texas A&M University | WTAMU Box 60768 | Canyon, Texas 79016 | (806) 651-2530