Online Master's in MIS Program Overview, Curriculum and Courses

 

Transform your career—without interrupting it.

Experience the full Eller Master’s in Management Information Systems program from anywhere you need to be—then experience the lasting career impact.

You’ll get all the benefits of a top-five-ranked program, but with more flexibility than on-ground programs offer. The program is 100 percent online, with no on-campus time required. You can take the accelerated eight-week courses in any order you need to, and you can jump in at any of six start times per year. It all adds up to a program you can complete in as little as 10 months, with minimal interruption of work and family.

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dual-degree offered: MS in Cybersecurity

What You’ll Learn

Solve the challenges of today’s tech-driven business world by learning to use IT to support business processes and strategic needs. You’ll gain valuable skills in enterprise data management and will learn to analyze business processes, rethink them, redesign them and even automate them.


The Curriculum

Master students must complete all core classes and a minimum of three elective courses. A master's student must complete all three courses that are part of the certificate program to receive that departmental certificate.

Course Number Course Title Master's in MIS Courses
MIS 503 Programming Concepts for Business Pre-req
MIS 511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet Elective
MIS 513 Business Foundations of IT Core
MIS 514 Information Technology Audit Elective
MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors Core
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management Elective
MIS 517 Systems Security Management Elective
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management Core
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis and Design Core
MIS 543 Business Data and Communications Core
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence Core
MIS 578 Project Management Elective
MIS 587 Business Intelligence Elective
MIS 696H Master's Project Report Core

Master's students without Python programming experience/knowledge are highly encouraged to take MIS 503 as some of our courses do require programming.


Course Calendar

In a unique format of two eight-week courses per semester, you’ll complete our MS MIS requirement of 30-33 credits, which includes both core classes and electives. You’ll experience a mix of hands-on and theoretical work, including a master’s project report.

 

Summer 1: May 11 - July 5, 2020

Course Course title Master's Security Cert. BI Cert.
MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors Core Core  
MIS 514 Information Technology Audit  Elective    
MIS 513 Business Foundations of IT Core    

Summer 2: July 6 - August 30, 2020

Course Course title Master's Security Cert. BI Cert.
MIS 596A Special Topics Pre-req    
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence Core   Core
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management Elective Core  
MIS 696H Master's Project Report Core    

Fall 1: August 31 - October 25, 2020

course Course title master's security cert. bi cert.
MIS 587 Business Intelligence Elective   Core
MIS 517 Systems Security Management Elective Core  
MIS 578 Project Management Elective    
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis and Design Core    
MIS 543 Business Data Communications and Networking Core    

Fall 2: October 26 - December 20, 2020

course course title master's security cert. bi cert.
MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors Core Core  
MIS 511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet Elective    
MIS 513 Business Foundations of IT Core    
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management Core   Core

Spring 1: Jan 11 - March 7, 2021

Course Course title Master's Security Cert. BI Cert.
MIS 503 Programming Concepts for Business Pre-req    
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management Elective Core  
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence Core   Core
MIS 587 Business Intelligence Elective   Core
MIS 696H Master's Project Report Core    

Spring 2: March 8 - May 2, 2021

Course Course title Master's Security Cert. BI Cert.
MIS 517 Systems Security Management Elective Core  
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management Core   Core
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis and Design Core    
MIS 543 Business Data Communications and Networking Core    
MIS 578 Project Management Elective    

Note: Dates and offerings are subject to change.


Courses

Course content for the Online Master's in MIS programs are based on the MIS department’s top-five ranked graduate programs at the University of Arizona.

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Certificates

Boost your resume and professional credentials by earning a graduate certificate. Choose Business Intelligence and Analytics for professionals who analyze data to make business decisions, or pursue Enterprise Security to gain the skills and techniques to assess risk and safeguard corporate data.

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Course Structure

Each course lasts eight weeks, with two fitting in each semester. Materials are available online when you enroll in a course. Besides instructor-designated materials, everything will be downloadable for personal use and reference. You’ll get assignments each week to complete within a set timeframe. The courses will include a variety of active learning opportunities like discussions, chats, labs, extra credit opportunities, quizzes, projects and exams—all of which you’ll receive online.

When you’re accepted into the program, you’ll gain access and instructions for our D2L (Desire to Learn) course management system. That’s also where you’ll upload assignments and conduct online discussions with your instructors and classmates.


Dual Degree

The dual-degree option allows MS MIS students to apply to the MS Cybersecurity program prior to completing their first year of the Online MS MIS. With proper planning, a student can earn a Master’s in MIS (MS MIS) and a Master’s in Cybersecurity (MS Cybersecurity) in eight academic semesters (fall, spring and summer), which is two years and eight months of part-time study. 

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Computer Requirements

Since you’ll be using a variety of online applications such as discussion boards, chats and virtual labs, we suggest certain hardware and software requirements.

Required Hardware: PC or Mac

  • Intel i5 or i7 processor
  • 8 Gigabytes System RAM
  • 500 Megabytes Hard Drive Space
  • Preferred 768 kb/s broadband internet connection speed or faster, with a minimum 256 kb/s download speed

Required software:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader 7.x or higher
  • Java JRE Runtime Environment 1.6.0 or higher

For MACs, “Parallels” or an equivalent solution to allow running Microsoft-based tools

Expected Student Computing Environment

  • Windows 7 or 8, or MacOS X 10.4 operating systems or higher
  • Microsoft Office or compatible Office program
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or other web browser supporting the above required software

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You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller MS MIS. Contact us or begin your application now:

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