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Student Experience

We believe tomorrow’s leadership, entrepreneurial, and game changing success stories are coming from our classrooms today. Our nationally ranked MSIS degree provides students with resources, targeted business development experiences, access to companies, industry leaders, and faculty.

Seattle’s leading business and technology giants agree. Boeing, PACCAR, Google, and Costco want more of our graduates. They want innovative thought leaders, and bold ideas that grow from the intersection of business problems and technology solutions.

MSIS emphasizes a small-tight knit community. Starting from the first day of orientation, MSIS students will become part of the Foster School of Business diverse and collaborative community. Students will have access to a network of industry professionals ready to help advance their careers. For a more in-depth glimpse of MSIS student life, take a peek into the community you’ll join.


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Small class, big impact

The two simultaneous cohort structure of up to 50 students each means small classes, personalized attention, strong peer development, and opportunities to make an impact as an emerging leader.

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MSIS students participating in Dawg Dash
Student Life

Each year the MSIS community takes on the Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash during UW Homecoming week. MSIS students, alumni, and friends come together to train, race, and celebrate success.

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MSIS welcomes a diverse cohort each year from recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, to professionals advanced in their careers. We strive to create an environment representative of the organizations in which the students work.


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Women in Tech

MSIS WIT Leadership Series connects students with tech leaders, providing strategies to advance their career through a combination of exclusive networking opportunities, intimate conversation circles, and professional development workshops.

Learn more about MSIS WIT

Student on study abroad trip
Study Tour

The Foster School of Business MSIS Study Tour is a cultural and business immersion experience that connects classroom activities and learnings to the business world. Learn more about where our students are off to this year!

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