Top School in Atlanta for a Management Information Systems Degree

School and Ranking Information

Most of the schools in Atlanta with programs in management information systems consist of 4-year for-profit and non-profit institutions. Based on rankings, program offerings and school type, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying management information systems:

  • Winner: Georgia State University is a 4-year public school with highly ranked programs in management information systems. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field.

School Info Chart

Category Georgia State University
Rankings #8 nationally for undergraduate management information systems programs (2014)*
Location Atlanta, GA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $8,368 (in-state), $22,936 (out-of-state)**
Information Systems Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 245**
Most Popular Computer and Information Sciences Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (181 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 53%**
Noteworthy Students at GSU can join the Association for Information Systems***; GSU nationally ranked #10 for graduate information systems programs (2014)*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Georgia State University

Georgia State University

  • The Department of Computer Information Systems offers a handful of different scholarships
  • There are 3 centers for research within the computer information systems department, including one for health IT
  • Students taking computer information systems courses receive Microsoft software access at no cost to them

Georgia State University (GSU) has close to 300 different academic programs between its nearly 10 colleges and schools. This institution has an enrollment of over 32,000 students, with about 25,000 being undergraduates. Georgia State University's student-to-faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

GSU offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, multiple master's degrees in information systems and a PhD in Computer Information Systems. The BBA's course offerings include application programming, systems design and IT project management, among several others. The BBA's capstone requirement may be fulfilled by either a course or an internship.

The Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems program can be completed within a year and includes courses such as computer forensics, software management and information security. The executive master's program in information technology management also has lasts roughly one year and includes a capstone project, in addition to wireless technology and business innovation coursework. The department's MBA features concentrations such as information systems development and management. Another master's-level offering is the MS in Information Systems Audit and Control, which includes 3 accounting courses. The PhD program has multiple research methods courses.

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