Top School in Tucson for a Technology Management Degree

Students interested in studying technology management in Tucson, AZ, have only a few schools to choose from. Read about the top local schools' degree programs, tuition and ranking info to find the right one for you.

School and Ranking Information

At least two schools in the Tucson area offer programs related to technology management, including both 4-year public and private schools. Based on rankings and graduation rate, the following school is the top school in the area for technology management:

  • Winner: University of Arizona is a 4-year public school. Its undergraduate business school was named one of the top 21 in the nation in 2014, while its graduate business school has been named a top 50 school. The school offers a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate related to technology management through its Management Information Systems department.

School Info Chart

Category University of Arizona
Rankings Tied for #121 in National Universities (2015); Tied for #21 in Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); #48 in Best Graduate Business Schools (2014)*
Location Tucscon, AZ
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $10,581 (in-state), $28,379 (out-of-state)*
Technology Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate**
Technology Management Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013 112**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 61%**
Noteworthy One of the first schools to create a management information systems program***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Arizona

University of Arizona

  • School has received more than $85 million to fund its programs
  • MIS programs aim to understand and manage the new role of outsourcing in the industry
  • Courses emphasize teamwork in problem solving

University of Arizona is a public non-profit 4-year institution located in the center of Tucson. The school is one of the top public research universities in the American Southwest, producing over $530 million of annual research and subsequently aiding in many discoveries and advances. U.S. News & World Report has continuously ranked the Eller College of Management among the nation's top schools. The Department of Management Information Systems also offers courses online, which allows students more flexibility.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Information Systems (MIS) Major program is expected to take four years to complete. Undergraduates build skills and knowledge in design and implementation of information systems, analysis data communications and data management; newer topics, such as knowledge management and electronic commerce, are also covered.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - MIS/Operations Management Double Major program concentrates on increasing efficiency and reducing inadequacies in an organization's work processes. MIS/OM double majors have skills in collecting data and converting it into information that can be used to evaluate, plan and monitor limitations in the production of a work product or services.

The Master's in Management Information Systems program requires intermediate level programming abilities in languages such as Java or C++. Web programming languages such as PHP, HTML, Javascript or J2EE are also recommended. Students in the MIS master's degree program usually pick a track, either technical, management or entrepreneurship. After the basic business requirements, MIS master's students can choose a concentration from security and information assurance, business intelligence and analytics, managing business operations and innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Master's in Management Information Systems/Master of Business Administration program requires business work experience before enrollment in this competitive dual degree program. It also requires competency with Java or C++. Students must apply to and be accepted into both the MIS and MBA programs independently. Students complete between 69 and 71 course units, which usually requires 2.5-3 years of full time study. Core course requirements for each degree program are taken, except where courses overlap.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Management with a Major in Management Information Systems program places emphasizes on the research skills needed in working with computer information systems from design to operation. After developing a strong base in research methodology, students explore such technologies as artificial intelligence and socio-technical networks, among others, while exploring related issues of economics and operations management. Entering the Ph.D. program requires an MIS major and a minor in a related discipline that comes from another department.

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