Master of Science in
Management Information Systems

Lead the Digital Landscape

As a student in the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, or MSMIS, you will learn to contribute to and, ultimately, lead information technology teams in designing and delivering software solutions that effectively address real-world business needs.


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What to Expect

Virtually all software used today — the source of so much automation and disruptive innovation in our world — is created by human beings. Simply put, software cannot create new software. Instead, software solutions must be created by people: teams of highly skilled information technology professionals, who together perform a creative, challenging, and highly labor-intensive process.

In broad strokes, this program teaches skills in the following areas:

  • Vision: Identifying the business problem or opportunity, envisioning the IT solution, and determining its feasibility.
  • Requirements: Determining features the system must provide and designing how those features work.
  • Selecting approach: Identifying and evaluating key alternatives, including whether to build or buy the solution. 
  • Project leadership: Setting and managing business customer expectations through effective negotiations and communications.
  • Project management: Assembling the team, planning the project, executing development, configuring the software, and testing.
  • Managing change: Identifying and mitigating risks and issues, including helping the business customer prepare the organization to use the new software.

A leading program regionally and natiowide, the MSMIS addresses all these areas; it is this breadth that sets the MSMIS apart from the more narrowly and technologically-focused computer science degree. And it is because of this wide range of skills and responsibilities that, as a MSMIS graduate, you can expect to take on one of the most challenging and rewarding professional roles in the working world.

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems is an on-campus program. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework via ten three-hour courses.

The program has a strong focus on cybersecurity, which is one of the most important and rapidly evolving areas in the world of information technology. Students may also focus on decision analytics.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Management Information Systems here.

Manderson students who have taken economics courses offered within the Master of Science in Management Information Systems program have been employed at:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Regions
  • United Healthcare
  • Dell Techonologies
  • Pariveda Solutions
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • Altec
  • And many more!

UA Innovate Hackathon

Spring brings together innovation-
oriented students from across campus
to build computer systems that solve
problems... and uncover opportunities.

AIS Outstanding Chapter

At the Annual AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference, the AIS Student Chapter received Outstanding Chapter Award for 2022-23 for "success in professional development, membership, careers in IS, community service, fundraising, and communications."

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