BS in Information Systems Management Curriculum (STEM)


CORE COURSES: Core courses provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts that expands your critical thinking and analytical skills, increases your knowledge, and develops your intellect. (See courses below)

ELECTIVES: Students select elective credits from DAUS course offerings in consultation with their adviser.

INTERNSHIPS: Earn academic credit while gaining industry experience. Work with coaches at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS to learn how to land an internship that will let you put what you have learned in the classroom into action. You'll also have access to a wide range of career development services.

CAPSTONE: Work in close consultation with a faculty advisor on a senior thesis or project in your field of study. (See information below)

STEM DESIGNATION: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designation is assigned to programs that have quantitative/technical focus and enable students to participate in a longer optional practical training (OPT) post-graduation.


The degree is a 128 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits), required courses (16 credits), ISM foundation courses (24 credits), advanced ISM courses (20 credits), ISM elective courses (16 credits), liberal arts electives (16 credits), and a graduation project (4 credits).


The following courses may be required based on a writing placement assessment, and should be successfully completed within the first three semesters.

Critical Thinking

Students are required to take the following course.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students, in close consultation with their advisor, select Math 1 and Math II or one of the following other courses based on a math placement assessment.

Scientific Issues

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Liberal Arts Electives

In addition to the core curriculum requirements, bachelor of science degree students select an additional 16 credits of liberal arts courses in consultation with their advisor.

Required Courses

Based on math placement assessment, students select one of the two math courses listed below (in addition to the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the Core Curriculum) and are required to take all additional courses listed.

Electives in Information Systems Management

Students select an additional 16 credits from the above required courses in consultation with their advisor of which one may be the following.

Graduation Project

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Admissions Criteria

Applications will be reviewed for evidence of:

  • Academic preparedness suggestive of success at the baccalaureate level

  • Rationale for desire to pursue selected academic subject of study

  • Personal attributes that predict readiness for advanced college-level work (e.g., motivation to learn, time management, personal responsibility, maturity)

  • Self-reflection on work or life experiences that shape one’s educational and career goals

  • Leadership skill or potential demonstrated through community service, volunteer positions or other activities

Associates degree or equivalent of 24 transferable college credits required

Recommended minimum 3.3 (B+) GPA


Domestic Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Early Decision:   July 1

Final: August 1


Spring Semester

Early Decision:   November 1,

Final: January 1


International Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Early Decision:   February 1

Final: April 15


Spring Semester

Early Decision:   August 1

Final: October 1


Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation (1 required)

Official transcripts from all colleges attended

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)



Application Fee $0

International students

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test.

For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.

NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 

Financing Your Education

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