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Management Information Systems (MS) 
Program Description

The Master's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) prepares students for challenging careers involving the design, analysis, implementation and operation of computer-based information systems. Students learn how to apply technical skills in support of business processes.


The Master’s degree program provides a foundation in three areas:

•             Use of IT to support business processes and the strategic needs of an organization

•             Enterprise data management

•             Analysis of business processes for redesign and potential automation


Students complete a core of classes to establish a foundation in information systems. They then complete at least three courses from concentration areas that include Security and Information Assurance, Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA), Managing Business Operations (MBO), and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IAE).  In addition, many students complete internships to gain experience in translating technical and business concepts to real world scenarios.


Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply—an undergraduate degree in business or a technical field is not required. However, an intermediate level of programming ability in an object-oriented language such as Java is necessary to complete the MS MIS program.


Successful applicants without a business background will be required to take two prerequisites:


1.            Financial Accounting course (required)

2.            A Marketing or Operations Management course of your choice


Department/Academic Unit(s)

Management Information Systems -

Since pioneering one of the nation's first Management Information Systems (MIS) curricula, the MIS department has been a leader in IT education and research. Our programs—ranked in the top 5 since 1989—reflect the vigorous dynamics of technology today. We have brought in more than $200 million in external funding for research—more than any other MIS program in the world. Our research generates real-world solutions for significant problems and influences our cutting-edge curriculum. Our distinguished faculty win research and teaching awards. Our alumni hold leadership positions in diverse business environments, from Fortune 500 technology and consulting enterprises to emerging new ventures.

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
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:
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Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 80
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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)

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

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

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 17 Sep 2018