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MIS

Division of Management Information Systems

Division Highlights

  • MIS undergraduate program ranked among the Top 20 programs in the nation several times by US News and World Report
  • Faculty research productivity ranked in the Top 20 in the nation by the University of Texas at Dallas online rankings
  • Distinguished faculty recognized with national and university awards in research, teaching and service
  • 2nd highest average starting salary (in the Price College of Business) for MIS majors
  • Recent salaries include $60,000 plus signing bonuses
  • Exceptionally high demand for MIS graduates
  • MISSA, the student organization, is very active with recruiters
  • Very strong ties to companies and government agencies
  • The Center for MIS Studies, started in 1996, has 22 member companies that actively participate in student recruiting, support faculty research,and contribute to teaching

Two guiding principles underlie our degree and research programs:

  • Effective MIS work requires:a sound foundation of business and management knowledge. For example, designing, building, and implementing information systems, which add value, requires project team members that understand business strategy,industry structures, and organizational behavior as well as relevant functional, (i.e., accounting, finance, marketing, production/operations, etc), knowledge.
  • Effective MIS work requires:a strong understanding of programming, database use and design, and systems analysis/design. This is achieved through a working knowledge of information technologies combined with hands-on experience applying these technical skills to problems in actual organizations.