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In MSIS you can earn while you learn. Our program is designed to fit your life with evening and weekend classes to help you balance your work and personal commitments. When you join MSIS, you become a part of a tight-knit community that encourages innovative thinking, strong voices, and active learning in business and technology leadership.

The MSIS program attracts students from around the globe and this diversity reflects the workforce and what Seattle executives are looking for in their leadership and management staff.

Maria-Jose Ramos

Maria-Jose RamosMSIS Class of 2021
Software Product Manager, Sonos
“Being an MSIS graduate shows my leadership that I have practiced the skills that are important to my role as a Software Product Manager and I believe having that extra experience puts me at an advantage.”

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Chelsea Alexander-Taylor

Chelsea Alexander-TaylorMSIS Class of 2021
Product Manager II, Redfin
“I recently started a new position as the product manager for a data platform product and I cannot describe how valuable my classes from the MSIS program have been in my first two weeks. Specifically, having a preliminary understanding of data warehousing and SQL has been critical in my role and allowed me to expedite the onboarding process.”

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Yen Phung

Yen PhungMSIS Class of 2021
Product Manager III, Expedia
“The program’s focus on providing relevant courses that have real-world applications in the technology industry has allowed me to hone my technical skills and work on more high-visibility, technology-driven projects at work.”

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Laura Bettinger

Laura BettingerMSIS Class of 2021
Manager - Delivery Excellence, McKinsey & Company
“The MSIS program has helped me build out my technical, strategic, and presentation skills to make me a more well-rounded tech leader. One of the things that drew me to this program was the focus on a broad range of technical concepts like cloud architecture, IT security, big data processing, and machine learning.”

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Keerthi Gangula

Keerthi GangulaMSIS Class of 2021
Product Manager, Zonar Systems
“MSIS has allowed me to learn some of the cutting-edge skills such as data analytics and data mining using R & Python, data warehousing, AWS cloud, marketing analytics, and cybersecurity which helped me to stand out compared to others.”

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Freda Li

Freda LiMSIS Class of 2021
Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
“Mentorship is one of my favorite aspects of the MSIS program. I was very lucky to meet my mentor and she is undoubtedly the person I want to be in the future. I learned from her what an executive cares about during an interview and what qualities they want to see in a candidate.”

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Nam Saxena

Nam SaxenaMSIS Class of 2021
Product Manager, Tableau Software
“The MSIS degree has been crafted well to cater to a broad set of career possibilities and it is a course which is compatible for working professionals. This empowers us in two ways; it attracts a diverse set of students who are working professionals which adds to the knowledge bucket of the class, and second, as students we bring in a huge set of tools and technologies to be a well-rounded professional, paving the way to be a technology leader.”

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Nicolas Griffin

Nicolas GriffinMSIS Class of 2021
Senior Manager, Event Risk Management, Microsoft
“The opportunity to have a mentor highly established in IT was one of the key reasons I chose the MSIS program. My mentor gave excellent insight specific to my career trajectory, which helped me identify and set new goals.”

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Partha Ray

Partha RayMSIS Class of 2021
Director, Business Applications, Nintex
“My time in the program has already equipped me with a lot of knowledge of database concepts, distributed cloud systems, and enterprise application concepts, information security and GRC concepts, product roadmap management, and not to mention hands-on experience with data mining and analytics. I feel as a result I have been able to boost the business component of my leadership role, and really build out the technical component of my leadership role.”

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Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth EvansMSIS Class of 2021
“The MSIS program goes beyond the foundational knowledge needed to become a good leader in technology through its Leadership Series and the focus on teamwork. I am grateful for the challenges that this program has afforded me, because it allows me to demonstrate my strengths, resilience, and problem-solving skills to employers through real experiences I may not have otherwise been exposed to.”

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