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MSIS Accelerate

Students in the MSIS Program at Foster are trained in some of the most sought-after technical areas in the industry – data mining and analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, machine learning, AI and big data, and more. But learning these concepts in an accelerated, work-compatible program requires strong foundational knowledge in technology.

That’s where MSIS Accelerate can help. In the Spring quarter, you can accelerate your technical skills through a unique curriculum of SQL, Python, and data networking coursework. Students gain access to Seattle-based industry leaders and leverage the full suite of services available at the Foster School of Business.

MSIS Accelerate is perfect for those wanting to build upon their current experience to transition into technology leadership. Students with limited technical experience are encouraged to apply for the Spring quarter.

Evening and weekend classes
15 credits
$10,370 - 11,810 Plus Fees
Spring 2024 Tuition
Industry Networking Insider Access to Seattle-Based IT Leaders
Domestic Study Tour
Classes Start March 31, 2025

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Core Curriculum


Students will learn fundamentals of database design, development, and administration with an emphasis on SQL use to prepare them to succeed in MSIS’ databases and data-warehouses coursework.


Students will learn fundamental Python programming skills to prepare them to excel in MSIS’ fast-paced data mining and analytics coursework.

Data Networking

Students will learn fundamentals of data communications, network architectures, cryptography, and more to prepare them for a deeper understanding in MSIS’ information security and cybersecurity coursework.

Executive Leadership

Students supplement their technical learning with connections to industry through the MSIS Leadership Lecture Series, an opportunity to convert theory into practice and develop leadership principles and strategy.

Domestic Study Tour

The MSIS Spring Study Tour expands student learning from the classroom to real-world practice. By visiting local technology companies in major U.S. cities and learning directly from senior leadership, students gain insider knowledge in technology and business strategy.

Career Services

Students receive access to Foster’s full suite of career services through the EY Center for Career Advancement, including career coaching, resume review, professional networking events, and more.

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