Your bachelor’s degree is a great foundation, but a Master of Science in Management Information Systems opens doors. The MS in MIS degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business brings technology and business together to help you reinforce your technical knowledge and build your communication, business, and leadership skills. Technology is transforming business. With a rigorous curriculum and innovative concentrations to choose from, you can too.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Study with a custom curriculum designed by an advisory council of IT professionals
  • Earn your degree 100% online in as few as 1 year, part-time and full-time options available
  • Build your network with other IT professionals
  • Choose from cutting-edge concentrations to focus your expertise
  • Scholarships available to qualified candidates
  • Transfer credits accepted

WHY CHOOSE A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE?

Business

Strategy

Security

Leadership

THE MIS FIELD NEEDS EXPERTS. BECOME ONE.

The relationship between business and technology is symbiotic. It’s becoming more important every day, which means modern technology experts need more than technical skills, they need business savvy too. Expand your technological knowledge and develop new skills for the business world with a master’s in management information systems degree. With an MS in MIS, you can move your leadership role past beta testing — you can take it live. From global technologies to small-scale apps, the IT field has undergone significant expansion in a short amount of time — and it’s just getting started. Businesses around the world rely on MIS leaders’ ability to use technology for data management, security and to achieve organizational goals. Our MIS degree can help you develop the skills necessary for success, such as project management, social media, IT governance, business intelligence, and data security. No matter which concentration you choose — our MS in MIS degree is a strategic way to broaden your skills and expertise for IT leadership in 21st century business.

WHO SHOULD PURSUE A MASTER’S IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE?

No matter your level of experience, your passion for information systems is what counts with us. Our program is designed for seasoned IT professionals and aspiring tech experts alike.  Even if you earned your bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, you can still pursue an MS in MIS degree by participating in our bridge program. Gain the formal knowledge necessary to earn your master’s degree in the field without another four-year commitment.

With a 100% online platform, you have the flexibility to sharpen your business communication, interpersonal, technological, and security skills on your schedule, not ours.

WHY CHOOSE UAB’S COLLAT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?

DEVELOP THE SKILLS THAT COUNT

Your online MS in MIS degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our excellence in research, service, innovation, rigorous academic standards, and consistent record of growth and accomplishment. Our accolades include:

Ranked among the Top 25 “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.”

Ranked #19 among the “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.”

The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.

UAB’s Collat School of Business is AACSB-accredited.

Named a Center of Excellence by the NSA and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Named a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Our renowned business school is focused on leadership and innovation. We create and share business knowledge that transforms our students’ lives through a relevant and robust curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. We are proud to have expanded our selection of online master’s degree programs to include the rigorous master’s in management information system degree. We offer an engaging learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the UAB campus walls. Our location allows our faculty to integrate the practical experience of the state’s leading companies — from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups — into our programs.

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Average Annual Salary $120,950*

Information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
(* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

With the increasing use of mobile computing, advances in data analytics and big data, and rising risks of cyber attacks, computer and information systems professionals will find no shortage of opportunities to showcase their skills. In fact, the tech field is expected to gain an additional 1.8 million jobs by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and as technology progresses that number will only increase. MIS growth potential isn’t limited to the business world. Many industries are on the lookout for management information systems experts to help plan, coordinate, and direct technology-related activities and decisions. For example, with the healthcare industry aggressively implementing information technology, employment of tech experts in medical and surgical hospitals is projected to grow 42% by 2022, according to the BLS.What are some career options for MIS professionals? From IT developer to chief technology officer, a master’s in management information systems degree can lead to many career paths, all with varied compensation. Depending on experience, education, and job title, in 2012 MIS professionals earned up to $143,164 a year. At left are some common career paths for MIS professionals, along with average salaries according to the BLS.

Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule

With technology there’s never a dull moment. The field is continuously advancing and evolving, which means MIS experts face new and different challenges every day. Don’t lag behind. Be a part of these advances with our 100% online MS in MIS degree designed to evolve with tomorrow’s technological landscape.

Each course in our online program incorporates input from a dedicated IS advisory council of IT professionals to ensure that you learn real-world skills valued and in-demand by companies seeking IS professionals. Advance your career and the field with one of our concentrations:

  • Cyber Security Management: Find out how to manage the security teams that protect sensitive information against cyber attacks.
  • IT Management: Learn how to manage and effectively utilize the distinctive skills that IT professionals bring to the C-suite.

Want to learn more?
Explore our online master’s in management information systems degree course descriptions.

MS MIS Bridge Program (18 Credit Hours)
IS 204 Business Programming — 3 hours
IS 301 Database Management — 3 hours
IS 302 Enterprise Systems — 3 hours
IS 303 Information Systems — 3 hours
IS 321 Systems Analysis — 3 hours
BUS 350 Business Communications — 3 hours
Management Information Systems Core (18 credit hours)
IS 607 Introduction to Cyber Security — 3 hours
IS 611 Information Technology and Business Strategy — 3 hours
IS 612 IT Governance and Management — 3 hours
IS 615 Social Media & Virtual Communities — 3 hours
IS 617 Data Science for Business — 3 hours
IS 618 IT Project Management — 3 hours
Concentrations (12 credit hours)
Cyber Security Management (12 credit hours)
IS 613 Information Security Management — 3 hours
IS 620 Cyber Attacks & Threat Mitigation — 3 hours
IS 621 Incident Response & Business Continuity — 3 hours
IS 644 Digital Forensics — 3 hours
IT Management (12 credit hours)
IS 616 Web Analytics — 3 hours
IS 621 Incident Response & Business Continuity — 3 hours
IS 640 Technology Planning & Capital Budgeting — 3 hours
IS 641 Leadership in IT — 3 hours

THE HELP YOU NEED TO GET THE CAREER YOU WANT

With technology there’s never a dull moment. The field is continuously advancing and evolving, which means MIS experts face new and different challenges every day. Don’t lag behind. Be a part of these advances with our 100% online MS in MIS degree designed to evolve with tomorrow’s technological landscape.

Career & Professional Development Services also gives you access to HireABlazer, an online career management site for students, alumni, and employers nationwide. Career & Professional Development Services has the tools and tips to help you reach your employment goals.

FAQS

Yes, UAB’s online MS in MIS program is asynchronous. This means there is no specific time when you need to be online. You can complete your weekly assignments on your schedule from the comfort of your home or workplace. Your courses are available 24 hours a day, and there are no site visits or campus classes to attend.