School and Ranking Information
There is only one 4-year public school offering MIS programs within a 25-mile radius of Plano. Based on school type, rankings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for an education in MIS:
- Winner: University of Texas at Dallas is the only public 4-year institution in the area offering degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in management information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas|
|Rankings||Tied at #145 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,864 (in-state), $26,038 (out-of-state)**|
|Management Information Systems Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Management Information Systems Degrees Awarded in 2013||76 (all bachelor's)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||63%**|
|Noteworthy||The school's undergraduate MIS program is tied at #18, and the graduate information systems program is ranked at #20 nationally (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Texas at Dallas
- Many internship opportunities in the field lead to students gaining full-time employment with the same company
- The Center for Information Technology and Management allows for student engagement and networking with professionals in the field
- The Naveen Jindal School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Students can join multiple groups in the field of study, such as the MIS Club and SAP Users Group
The University of Texas at Dallas is located about six miles outside of Plano. As of fall 2014, the university enrolled more than 23,000 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1. It offers nearly 140 academic programs and more than 250 student organizations. The School of Management contains the university's programs in management information systems. The offerings include a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Systems, a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management and a Ph.D. in Management Science with a focus on information systems.
The B.S. requires a total of 120 credits, 42 of which are core requirements. The 70 credits of major requirements include courses such as business and public law, calculus, business finance, systems design and marketing. The program has a total of 25 electives, most of which are guided electives.
The M.S. entails at least 36 credits, including business courses, IT courses and a total of 15 credits of electives. Students have the option to choose from 5 different specialization tracks, with some covering enterprise and healthcare systems. Meanwhile, the Ph.D. program requires a total of 75 credits, including 10 core curriculum classes. The standard program length is 4 years. Some required courses include game theory, interference and advanced economics. The dissertation can be worth as much as 24 credits.