The Management Information Systems (MIS) Department offers an online Master’s degree in MIS. The MISonline Master’s degree is designed for working professionals with information technology experience.
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.
The online Master’s program in MIS, offers students the flexibility to study anywhere in a 100% online environment, complete the courses faster through a 8 week accelerated format and choose the order of their classes. Students complete ten courses that will equip them with critical management and advanced technology skills needed to become a leader and decision-maker in the technology field. Embedded in the MISonline master's degree are two graduate certificates - the Enterprise Security Certificate and the Business Intelligence and Analytics Certificate. Both certificates provide in-depth knowledge on two of today's hottest and high-growth IT fields.
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
Arizona Online - Online
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)
Two (2) years of work experience (does not include internships)
Supporting application documentation needed include:
International students ONLY:
In addition to the requirements above international applications must also provide:
Send your offcial transcripts to:
MIS Department, Online Admissions
University of Arizona
Eller College of Management
McClelland Hall #430
PO Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
Required test(s): N/A
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 90
Minimum IELTS: 7
The 100% online program offers six admission dates throughout the year.
Please visit https://eller.arizona.edu/programs/masters/mis/online/admissions to review upcoming deadlines.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
TOEFL: 4832 (The University of Arizona)
Minimum GPA: 3.0
MIS 513 Business Foundations of IT (3 units)
MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors (3 units)
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management (3 units)
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 units)
MIS 543 Business Data and Communications (3 units)
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence (3 units)
MIS 696H Master's Project Report (3 units)
MIS 511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet (3 units)
MIS 514 Information Technology Audit (3 units)
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management (3 units)
MIS 517 Systems Security Management (3 units)
MIS 578 Project Management (3 units)
MIS 587 Business Intelligence (3 units)
We offer an optional pre-requisite course for those who need to gain more experience and knowledge with Python.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher in the program.
Master's students are expected and required to complete their coursework and graduate with in six years from the date of the first course on their plan of study.
No more than 20% of the minimum number of units required for a master's degree can be transferred from other accredited institutions (e.g., if a Master's degree requires 30 units, then no more than 6 units can be transferred from another university). Such transfer credit can be applied to an advanced degree only upon satisfactory completion of deficiencies as prescribed by the head of the major department in which the student seeks a degree. Transfer of credit toward an advanced degree will not be made unless the grade earned was A or B, and unless it was awarded graduate credit at the institution where the work was completed. Grades of transfer work will not be used in computing the student's grade-point average.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.