Haider Alrammahi, ’19 MSIS

Haider Alrammahi
Haider Alrammahi, ’19 MSIS
Haider Alrammahi

Haider Alrammahi, ’19 MSIS

In 2012, my family and I started a new journey by moving to the US looking for new opportunities. In 2015, I attended several open house events in Michigan to explore graduate programs that would complement my background study as a computer engineer. One of those events was at EMU where I met people from the College of Business (COB) who discussed the different graduate programs that the COB offers. Initially, I was thinking about an MBA, but later I decided to get a degree in a field that was not too far from computer engineering. I liked how the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program had classes that provide both information systems and business skills.

In September 2016, I enrolled in the Information Systems graduate certificate as a way to explore and attend classes that would apply towards my Master’s degree. During my study, I learned new approaches that helped me hone my skills in the information system field in addition to related business models. Through a variety of classes such as IS 502, IS 614, and IS 625, I gained the skills and confidence to thoughtfully use different concepts such as Agile software development, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and project management that could help any software engineer in his/her everyday work.

In December 2019, I graduated with my MSIS degree and started applying for a full-time job as a software engineer at different companies around the US. In September 2020, I was accepted as a Software Engineer at Apple, and I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and apply what I learned from the MSIS in my new job.

I highly recommend the MSIS program to anyone who wants to have both the information system and business skills. I am grateful to the MSIS faculty and staff for all the help and support during my study, and even after graduation.