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Information Management Systems Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition


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Learn to build, enhance, and support complex information management systems.

Gain a deep understanding of the practical frameworks for solving technology problems.

What You'll Learn

Through the graduate program in information management systems you:

  • Build an understanding and application of current information management technologies, such as databases, communication protocols, cloud computing, and web frameworks.
  • Gain knowledge of risk and opportunity assessment, change management, and understanding of practical frameworks for resolving business challenges.
  • Enhance your understanding of business needs around modern commerce, ability to evaluate competing solutions, and practice in planning the deployment of emerging technologies.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Information Management Systems.

Our information management systems graduates have gone on for PhDs in computer science and information systems engineering and they work in the fields of defense and aerospace, health care, financial services, medical devices, software engineering, and more.

  • 38

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 85%

    Working Full Time

  • 96%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 86%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued To Deepen Expertise

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • 1 web principles course
  • 1 data communication course or database management course

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

This was the most valuable academic and personal experience that I’ve had so far. It had a deep personal and professional impact.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.