College of Business offers scholarships for graduate students in information systems, finance


Dan Ryan, (515) 294-5800,


AMES, Iowa – The College of Business at Iowa State University is announcing eight scholarships for Iowa students wishing to study information systems or finance at the graduate level.


The Heartland Scholarships, a recent initiative of Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, will fund four scholarships for students in the College of Business’ full-time master of science in information systems program, and four scholarships in its full-time master of finance program. Each scholarship will be worth $5,000 annually during a student’s first year in the program.


“We are proud to offer the Heartland Scholarships, which will help make a graduate education more affordable in two programs that are important for economic growth in Iowa,” said Qing Hu, associate dean for graduate programs and research and the Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems. “Information systems continues to be a strong field for career opportunities, and finance is a central part of Iowa’s economy. Our graduate programs help produce highly-trained professionals in these fields, and our scholarship programs help defray the cost.”


The College of Business master of science in information systems (MSIS) program is 32 to 43 credits, depending on the student’s background. It is completed on a full-time basis, typically over the course of two years. It is designed to provide students with a strong set of technical skills in addition to a broad background in business to enable them to develop and manage a full spectrum of information technology projects. Visit the web site for more information.


The college’s master of finance (MFin) program began accepting enrollment during the spring semester of 2014. It is a full-time, 40- to 46-credit program that emphasizes quantitative methods and skills in preparation for careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, investing and wealth management, and risk management. It is also typically completed in two years. Visit the web site for more information.



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