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Management Information Systems (MS) 
Program Description

Gaining Real World Experience

The Master's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) is designed to prepare students for challenging careers in the application of IT to solve various business problems.

MIS professionals are the “communication bridges” between IT and the business community. They analyze, design, implement, and manage IT applications and strategies to help solve business problems. MIS students first learn business processes and then analyze how to improve the processes using IT.

MIS professionals secure positions in website design and development, consulting, security risk assessment, internet marketing, Sarbanes-Oxley audit control, business analysis, customer relationship management consulting, eCommerce, legal forensics, medical records automation, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management.

Eller College MIS students are prepared for the future because they learn more than technical skills — they learn how to apply technical skills in support of business processes.

Internships are an integral part of the MS MIS program providing students with practical and in-depth knowledge of American business culture. This insight, coupled with the theory learned during classes, gives students firsthand experience in translating technical and business concepts to real world scenarios.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Management Information Systems -

Our top-5 ranked Management Information Systems (MIS) programs reflect the vigorous dynamic of today’s technology.  We educate students to implement information technology (IT) as a strategic role to preserve a firm’s competitiveness by proactively managing IT/IS solutions and exploring advanced IT for newer applications. Our research, which funnels into our curriculum, generates real-world solutions that improve business processes and expertise.

College of Management  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Natalie D Mora
Cinda Sue Van Winkle
Graduate Program Coordinator
Bryn M Pallette
Lillian R Lopez
Director of Graduate Studies
William T Neumann
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
Kristi Renee Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

For domestic students a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For international students an US comparable Bachelor's degree.
GPA score of 3.0 or higher (for the last 60 units completed)
GMAT or GRE score (No minimum score requirement. Test must have been taken within the last five years of intended term of enrollment)
TOEFL minimum score: 80 internet based testing. (for international applicants only who have not graduated from a U.S.A. institution. Test must have been taken within two years of the intended term of enrollment).
Supporting application documentation needed include:
1. Two letters of recommendation
2. Resume which includes work experience with dates of employment
3. Official GMAT or GRE scores (test must have been taken within the last five years of intended term of enrollment)
4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
5. Official degree(s)/diploma(s) from all institutions attended
6. Completed Graduate College Application

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE or GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 80
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: GRE: 4832 (The University of Arizona) GMAT: 4832 (The University of Arizona) TOEFL: 4832 (The University of Arizona)

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 33
Core coursework::
Other requirements: Summer Internship:

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 05 Sep 2017