Management Information Systems, MS

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems Program (MS in MIS) focuses on providing solutions to business information and data needs. The program includes instruction in computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, data warehouses, user tactics, application testing, human interface design and analytics. MS in MIS graduates will not only understand business processes and the concepts behind the information systems they work with, but also develop, modify, use and protect these rapidly-changing computing systems through their technical expertise. Two options, Data Science and Application Development, afford the student opportunities to focus on descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics as well as software design and implementation.

Over the years, the MS-MIS program has increased in size and produced several graduates who have been successful in both IT and analytics. To accommodate the changes in the IT marketplace, our MS-MIS curriculum has been revised. According to Dr. Rathin Sarathy, MS-MIS Coordinator, “The new curriculum recognizes the importance of data, analytics and IT in organizational decision making. IT plays an important role in analytics training because in today’s global organizations data has to be collected and cleaned from many different types of systems before analytics can be performed. Students are instructed in the science of dealing with large volumes of data for analytics. We also emphasize an approach to descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics that is applicable across platforms. The recent addition of several well-trained, technically sophisticated PhDs to our faculty is a huge boost to our program.” Students interested exclusively in business analytics using the SAS® platform may explore the Business Analytics program.

Accreditation Information

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Program (Major): Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • CIP Code: 11.0103, STEM Designated Degree Program
  • Total Minimum Program Credit Hours Required: 33