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Management Information Systems

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Mailing Address:
UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business
110 Douglas Hall, MC 077
705 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Campus Location: 110 Douglas Hall
Program Codes: 20FS9890MS (MS); 20FS9890PHD (PhD)
Main Phone: (312) 996-4573 or (877) 622-8421 (toll free)
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Head of the Department: Arkalgud Ramaprasad
Director of Graduate Studies: Ranganathan Chandrasekaran

The Department of Information and Decision Sciences through the Liautaud Graduate School of Business offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, an MBA/MS in MIS joint degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems. All programs are taught by nationally renowned faculty and are accredited by AACSB-International. The MS in MIS is an advanced degree in the application of information technology to solve business problems. The program is designed to train future CIOs, project managers, and technology leaders. A student in the program may specialize in managerial, technical, or a combination of the two areas. Some of the leading-edge topics that will be covered in the program include business process design, technology-enabled innovation, data warehousing, data mining, Web services, enterprise application platforms, corporate IT management, information systems security, project and vendor management, and business continuity.

The program is designed for professionals and students (a) in information systems who would like to gain advanced knowledge of the business use of information technology; and (b) in other business functions such as marketing, finance, and accounting who would like to use information systems effectively. The program is flexible and suitable for students with experience or education in information systems, business administration, computer science, engineering, healthcare, or other disciplines. A student may enroll full time or part time. A full-time student with adequate foundation can complete the program in a year. The MS degree is also offered jointly with the MBA.

The program leading to the PhD in Management Information Systems focuses on an interdisciplinary business understanding of how technology can affect an organization’s behavior, structure, and function, and on the effective use, control, and management of information and computer systems. Both the technical aspects and organizational impact of information management are assessed. A faculty on the cutting edge of modern MIS practices ensures dynamic research and teaching possibilities in this field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

MBA/MS in Management Information Systems

Applicants to the joint degree program must apply and be accepted to both the MBA and MS in MIS programs and must satisfy the admission requirements independently for both programs. Students already enrolled in the MBA program must apply to the joint degree program before completing more than 32 semester hours of study in the MBA program.

Doctor of Philosophya

aAdmission to the PhD program is competitive. Application packets and procedures are different for the PhD in MIS and must be submitted to the LGSB Office. All application materials, including transcripts and fees, must be submitted directly to this office. Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted in a signed, sealed envelope.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

MBA/MS in Management Information Systems

Doctor of Philosophy