Top Schools for Information Systems Management

Jan 05, 2020

Read about the top schools for information systems management, an interdisciplinary course of study that combines business with computer science. Learn about the degree options at four high-ranking universities, as well as what's unique to other schools in the U.S. with information systems management programs.

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Information systems management programs can be found at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels at many highly ranked schools in the U.S. Four of the top schools for information systems management include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Texas at Austin. While the latter offers a specialized undergraduate program in business administration, awards at MIT and Carnegie Mellon are only available at the graduate level. All four were ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is home to the Center for Information Systems Research. According to U.S. News & World Report, MIT's information systems management program ranked as the best in the country for 2020. The MIT Sloan School of Management offers a number of degrees in business, including a Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Studies. Areas of concentration include management science, through which graduate students can pursue coursework in information technology. Program resources include the Center for Information Systems Research. In the center, students conduct field research on information technology and its relation to management processes.

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University offers a unique Master of Information Systems Management program. Carnegie Mellon is a private university that U.S. News & World Report ranked tied for 17th among best business schools for 2020. The School of Information Systems and Management, housed within the H. John Heinz III College, was ranked 2nd by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. Program offerings include a unique Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) with an accelerated option that can be completed in one calendar year. This is an interdepartmental course of study that includes topics in computer science, business, and public policy.

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) offers an undergraduate information systems management program that placed fourth in the nation for 2020, as designated by U.S. News & World Report.

The school's Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management Information Systems. The program includes courses in data management, data communications, and system development; students also complete an internship.

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (UMM) has an international requirement for undergraduates in the business school. UMM's management information systems program was ranked as the seventh best in the country for 2020 by U.S. News and World Report. The school offers a bachelor's degree in management information systems. Students may try out for the MIS Case Competition Team and earn two elective credits.

Additional Top Schools

Other top with information systems management programs include the following:

School Name Distinction Location
New York University Has a graduate program culminates in an information technology project course New York, NY
University of Arizona Undergraduate program in information systems management was ranked tied at 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Tucson, AZ
University of Maryland - College Park Business students can pursue a business, society, and economy program College Park, MD
University of California - Berkeley Offers a Master of Information Management and Systems program Berkeley, CA
Georgia State University Master's degree programs offer several unique concentrations in information systems management Atlanta, GA
University of Pennsylvania Offers the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology Philadelphia, PA

Students who are considering an information systems management program at one of the nation's top schools have many options to consider, including different concentrations, internships, and accelerated program options.

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