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.
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.
Eller College of Management
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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
Required test(s): GRE or GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS
Minimum TOEFL: 80
Minimum IELTS: 7
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
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)
MIS 509 Business Communications, 3 units
MIS 510 Web Mining & Analytics, 3 units
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management, 3 units
MIS 543 Business Data Communications and Networking, 3 units
MIS 513 Business Foundations for IT (IT Strategy), 3 units
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis & Design, 3 units
BNAD 597A Eller Business Consulting, 3 units
MIS 593 Internship 1 unit
MIS 507 Software Design, 3 units
Elective Units May Include:
MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors, 3 units
MIS 516 Information Security, Risk Mgmt., Disaster Recovery, 3 units
MIS 517 Systems Security Management, 3 units
MIS 527 Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments, 3 units
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence, 3 units
MIS 584 Big Data Technologies, 3 units
MIS 586 Big Data Analytics, 3 units
MIS 587 Business Intelligence, 3 units
MIS 565 Managing for Quality Improvement, 3 units
MIS 577 The Supply Chain and Logistics, 3 units
MIS 578 Project Management, 3 units
Up to 6 units may be transfered.
Internship - summer.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.