2021 Career Outcomes Reinforce the Value of an MSIS Education

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) graduates remain in exceptionally high demand, even in a challenging pandemic-era job market. More than 91% of the MSIS Class of 2021 graduates surveyed secured outcomes at Seattle’s top companies within six months of graduation. 

Careers at Seattle’s Top Tech Companies 

MSIS Class of 2021 graduates are landing their dream tech jobs at leading companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, EY, McKinsey & Co, Slalom, and KPMG

They are also earning record salaries for the second consecutive year. Average salaries for the graduating class have reached over $116,000.

The 75th percentile of graduates earn average salaries of $148,677


Our graduates’ earning potential is an incredible testament to the impressive return on investment provided by an MSIS degree.  

Graduates have credited their career success to the support from the Foster School of Business EY Center for Career Advancement. Students receive personalized guidance from career coaches, access to exclusive networking opportunities with IT executives, and connection to top recruiters from Fortune 500 companies. 

“[Foster’s career services] helped me not just to prepare my resume, my LinkedIn profile, but also prepared me with the skills I needed to sell myself and network efficiently. I feel confident that my career horizon has broadened as a result!

Partha Ray, Director, Business App., Nintex | C’O 2021


Women of MSIS: Positive Outcomes, Record Incomes 

The Class of 2021 women set new records in annual salary and how quickly they landed jobs. 

MSIS had the largest female student representation in our program’s history at 61% and were especially successful post-graduation. Our female graduates who landed full time employment earned average salaries of $127,419.

“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. I believe the technical foundation that I have been able to develop through MSIS will have a long-lasting impact on my career.”

Yen Phung, Product Manager III, Expedia | C’O 2021

In-Demand Tech Roles

MSIS’ robust curriculum prepares students with in-demand skills in cutting-edge technologies to make the greatest impact in their field of choice. Whether you want to pursue a career in data mining & analytics, cloud computing, cyber security, or product management, the MSIS degree sets you up for long-term career success in technology.

View the top 6 roles of our recent graduates:

Top 6 roles of the MSIS Class of 2021

Top 6 roles of the MSIS Class of 2021

“All of our core courses use relevant data to drive innovative approaches to solve current business problems. I think the skills gained through these experiences will translate well into today’s job market as organizations navigate the challenges of digital transformation.”

Nick Griffin, Regional Security Manager, GitHub | C’O 2021

Ready to Advance Your Career? 

An MSIS degree can provide you the advantage you need to set yourself apart in the IT job market. Connect with our Admissions Team to learn more about the 1-year, work-compatible MSIS degree. Register for our upcoming open house today!

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