Jon M. Hunstman School of Business
Department of Management Information Systems
The Master of Science in Management Information Systems at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business provides a unique blend of technical knowledge, business acumen, and project management skills integrating lean manufacturing principles.
The program (Plan C) includes 33 credits, with 18 required credits of advanced coursework in information systems areas including: database management, systems analysis, data communications, MIS strategy, and systems development. The core also includes specialized projects in lean manufacturing, performance improvement, and e-commerce.
Elective courses are selected from an IT Management Track or Information Technology Track. The IT Management Track complements other courses in the student’s degree by adding a technical background in MIS, providing a managerial focus. Coursework includes operations management, financial modeling, global strategy, and entrepreneurship. The Information Technology Track provides a marketable foundation in IT application theory and development. Coursework includes security and advanced web development. Additional electives may also be taken from other disciplines, including management, engineering, computer science, and instructional technology.
Students having degrees in areas outside of business are welcome to apply to the MS program in Management Information Systems. However, candidates who have not graduated from an AACSB-accredited business program must complete a business foundation accelerated core (i.e., accounting, economics, management, and finance).
Admission requirements for the MS program in Management Information Systems include the following:
- Bachelor’s degree, earned from an accredited institution
- Minimum GMAT verbal, quantitative, and total scores all in the 40th percentile or higher
Minimum GRE verbal, quantitative, and total scores all in the 40th percentile or higher
- For applicants whose first language is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 600 on the paper version or 213 on the computer version or 79 on the Internet version
Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
- Favorable letters of reference from legitimate sources
Under special circumstances, permanent U.S. residents may be admitted provisionally. However, no more than 12 graduate credits may be completed before full matriculation. Because of student visa regulations from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, provisional matriculation is generally not available to international students.
Prospective students should note that meeting the matriculation requirements shown above does not guarantee admission.
For further information about the MS degree in Management Information Systems, see: http://huntsman.usu.edu/msmis/