The MSIS program prepares students for careers as information professionals in the areas of database management, business intelligence and analytics, enterprise resource planning, systems analysis and design, information security and auditing, web development, and applications programming. Today many MSIS graduates are employed in Michigan and elsewhere in the United States as IS professionals.
Faculty of the College of Business' Computer Information Systems department have been working with organizations such as Microsoft, Google, SAP, and ISACA. The CIS department is one of three universities in the United States offering the Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate Program (MDSCP); MSIS students will have an opportunity to receive the certificate from Microsoft. MSIS students are actively involved in student organizations and social activities. In 2014, EMU MSIS and accounting students won first place in the ISACA-Detroit scholarship competition.