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All You Must Know About Masters in MIS

Crackverbal Aug 7, 2019
You may have a good understanding of how an MS or an MBA will educate you, but if you’re not too sure when it comes to the Management Information System (MIS) program, the most common answer you would have come across is that MIS is in between MS and MBA.
If you hold an undergraduate degree in engineering and have a few years of work experience, you would probably be thinking about enhancing your career prospects.
Well, a more accurate description of the MIS program would be that it is geared to teach you skills that relate to the intersection of IT and business.
MIS is the application of computer related technology to managerial programs. With a Master of Science (MS) in MIS, you will acquire foundational business knowledge with courses focused on Information Systems.

On graduation, you'll be ready for jobs that need you to identify problems and leverage technology to develop solutions.
The management of IT systems is considered a business function due to the impact of information technology on businesses, and is therefore offered by business schools in various universities. It is also offered by specific schools of Information Studies.
In other words, it is a core business program with engineering electives. Most of the programs can be completed in 18-24 months and require 33 credit hours of coursework.

Some universities may require you to complete a thesis during the course. There are many universities in the US that offer this program.
MIS is offered through B-Schools as well as schools of Information Studies. A few best Masters in Management Information Systems (MIS) programs in the US are:
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz College)
  • University of Arizona (Eller College of Business)
  • Texas A & M University (Mays Business School)

A Few More Programs

  • Oklahoma State University (Spears School of Business)
  • University at Buffalo – SUNY (School of Management)
  • New York University (Stern)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Maryland
Some big companies that hire MIS graduates and offer various roles to them are:
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • EY
  • Bank of America
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • Adobe

Job Roles Offered

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • IT consultant
  • IT Development Project Leader/ Project Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
You can learn more about each of these job roles in Crackverbals' Masters in Management Information System blog.

Now that you know about what opportunities you can get and where, how do you plan to pursue this degree?
These are the steps to an MIS program and their detailed explanation can be found here:
  •  Find out if you are eligible
  • Take GRE or GMAT exam
  • Take standard language test
  • Find if your undergrad GPA meets the business school requirements.
  • Prepare a great Statement of Purpose
  • Be prepared with a sharp resum
  • Get recommendations from the right people. And last but not the least,
  • Ace your interview.
So, hone you interview skills and if you need help in preparing, you can reach out to Crackverbal's Prepare for Interview.