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In Dominican’s combined information management and business master’s program, you’ll prepare for leadership roles in diverse and ever-evolving information environments. By earning both degrees simultaneously, you’ll benefit from a streamlined, high-impact curriculum while saving both time and money.

New data is amassed at lightning speed in today’s workplace, creating a demand for professionals who can effectively manage information systems to ensure organizational success. High-level leadership of information products and services requires individuals experienced in a wide range of business roles, including operations managers and chief information officers. By joining our leading-edge dual degree program, you’ll not only learn how to support the full lifecycle of information management but also gain fundamental business skills that will help you pursue management careers in fields of great meaning.

With strong values-centered approaches in both disciplines, Dominican is uniquely prepared to offer a dual MSIM/MBA degree program that will expand your career opportunities and prepare you to make a difference.

  • Choose from online, in-person or hybrid classes to suit your schedule
  • Select from multiple in-person class times, including evenings and on weekends
  • Complete practicum experiences and portfolio development that build real-world career skills
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What You’ll Learn

In this rapidly changing world of big data, possessing advanced business skills and strategic information systems knowledge will set you up for success as a leader in a wide range of high-impact professions. Organizations need supervisors who can examine data and identify information gaps to better serve their customers. Businesses also need individuals who can apply policies and procedures to protect sensitive data from unauthorized sources and help users access information through smart web design.

Both degrees—offered on-campus and online—provide a combination of foundational theory and hands-on skills to prepare you for real-world data challenges. Through our core MBA courses, you’ll gain a global perspective as you become proficient in multiple business topics, such as strategy, leadership, operations management and more.  With our MSIM courses, you’ll gain an understanding of the essential nature of information lifecycles—from its planning and data creation to its distribution, protection and curation—and master information systems knowledge in analysis, data, policy and technology.   

This innovative graduate program offering will help you develop the leadership, communication and collaboration skills you need to stand out.

Dominican’s MSIM Plus MBA Degree at a Glance

  • Time to complete: Between 48 and 54 semester hours to earn both degrees 
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours must be taken in the MBA program 
  • The MBA program will accept six semester hours taken from courses in the MSIM curriculum as required courses in the MBA program. Reciprocally, the School of Information Studies will accept six semester hours taken from courses within the MBA program  
  • Requirements for the combined degree must be completed within six years
  • Courses offered over three semesters each year
  • Cohorts begin each fall
  • AACSB-accredited

SOIS Learning Goals and Outcomes (pdf opens in a new window)
MBA Learning Goals and Outcomes

A fast-track option for mid-career professionals

No matter what career stage you’re in, you can tailor this program to your goals and level of experience. Mid-career professionals with at least five years of experience in technology fields can choose our accelerated MSIM track. No matter which track you choose, our hybrid format will enable you to benefit from the personal interaction of small classes—along with the convenience and rapid response of online learning.

One program—two paths
  • Early Career MSIM: An ideal option for students directly out of undergraduate programs or those looking to switch careers. At least 30 semester hours of SOIS information management courses, including all required courses, must be completed.
  • Mid-Career MSIM: For students with at least 5 years of experience in a technology-related career who want a master’s degree. At least 24 semester hours of SOIS information management courses, including all required courses, must be completed.
MSIM/MBA Certificates

One MSIM three-credit hour elective is required to complete the Dual MSIM/MBA. Certificates in either or both degrees can be added to your degrees by taking additional appropriate electives. 

Talk with your advisor to discuss your options.

What to Expect as You Earn Your MSIM/MBA Degree

The Dominican University experience embraces unique viewpoints, values hands-on learning and fosters collaborative relationships—among faculty, students and the communities that we hope to influence through our values-centered degree programs. When you study for your MSIM/MBA degree here, you’ll get the benefit of modern learning designed for working professionals as well as a relationship-focused atmosphere that will help you become a stronger leader in your field.

Values-Centered Curriculum in our iSchool

Dominican University’s commitment to social justice is fully reflected in the program’s focus on advancing intellectual freedom and equal access to information. This program will prepare you to meet the intensifying demand for ethical, thoughtful and skilled professionals who can manage and ensure access to reliable information in many settings throughout our society. See what sets us apart

Top-ranked MBA Courses in our Brennan School of Business

Dominican’s Brennan School of Business is recognized for providing high-value, rigorous, relevant business education in a supportive, small-classroom setting. We welcome you to email Dave Aron to learn more about the MBA degree and certificate programs at Brennan. See what sets us apart.

Nationally recognized faculty

Our information science and business faculty teach from both deep academic insight and real-world industry experience. Here, you’ll be learning from true experts. 

Financing Your MSIM/MBA Degree

Along with opportunities for financial aid through loans and grants, the School of Information Studies and the Brennan School of Business offer a variety of departmental scholarships depending on your area of study.

Contact our Office of Financial Aid to learn more. We can be reached at (708) 524-6809 or

How do I apply?

To be accepted into the combined program, students must complete a combined business administration and information management dual-degree application. Applicants must gain admission to both programs by meeting the existing admission standards. You will need to submit the following:

  • A personal essay and résumé
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two recommendations (from an employer, professor or professional colleague)

Before you apply, make sure you review the full application and admission requirements for both the MSIM program and the MBA program.

An abbreviated process is offered to those with an accredited information science graduate degree who are pursuing further certification.

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Put Information to Work. Earn Your MSIM/MBA at Dominican.

Meet the growing demand for information with the skill of an information manager. Launch your career with the confidence of a Dominican graduate. Request information today.