Master's Programs Overview

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. 

Several Program Choices To Meet YOUR Needs

MIS Masters Program with Concentrations

The Masters Program in MIS with Concentrations offers students the flexibility to customize their education to meet their professional and personal needs. Students complete a core set of courses that gives them the right balance of technical and managerial exposure. Then students select at least three concentration courses which allow them to customize their program and receive concentration designations. Concentrations include Security (SIA) and Information Assurance, Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA), Managing Business Operations (MBO).

Master's in MIS with Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Entrepreneurship is about identifying, evaluating and exploiting new opportunities. MIS is about leveraging business to its highest efficiency by collecting, processing, storing and disseminating data in the form of information that enhance the functions of management. Both demand creativity and business skills. Put these all together and the result is exciting forward thinking program that will enable students to pursue endless professional opportunities. Admission requires applicants to apply to both the MIS Master’s and Eller College’s McGuire Entrepreneurship Program.


Our dual-degree program leads to a Masters (MS) in MIS and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The dual degree program is a 69 to 71-unit, three year program which requires prior work experience. Admission requires applicants to apply to both the MIS master's and Eller MBA programs separately.

Additional Program Offerings

In addition to the program offerings above, we offer MIS and non-MIS students: