Management Information Systems Management, MBA

Anderson School of Management

Program Description:

The field of management information systems (MIS) encompasses the analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems. Information systems help to control operations through transaction processing, and also support planning and decision-making activities in all functional areas of an organization. Successful information system professionals need excellent communication skills (verbal and written), technical expertise in computer hardware and software systems, knowledge of the application domain, and the ability to work well with people.

The MIS concentration focuses on IS resource management and advanced topics in system development and management tools and techniques. Job opportunities for graduates include positions such as systems analyst, information resource manager, system or network administrator, and database administrator, among others. A wide range of public and private-sector employers hire Anderson MIS MBA graduates.


Admission Requirements:

The minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the M.B.A. and M.Acct. are (1) a G.P.A. of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college course work including any post baccalaureate work; and (2) a score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or (2) a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is deemed to be greater than or equivalent to 500 on the GMAT using a conversion tool available from the Anderson School advisement office.

Domestic Students: For best consideration, application must be postmarked by:
Fall semester: April 1
Spring semester: October 1

International Student Application Deadline
:
Contact the UNM Global Education office.

Prospective applicants with questions concerning the curriculum or other matters are invited to write or contact the Anderson Graduate Programs Office, Anderson Graduate School of Management, MSC05 3090, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001. Telephone: (505) 277-3147, FAX: (505) 277-9356.


Career Opportunities:

The need for organizations to incorporate existing and future technologies in order to remain competitive has become a more pressing issue over the last several years. As electronic commerce becomes more common, how and when companies use technology are critical issues. Computer and information systems managers play a vital role in the technological direction of their organizations. They do everything from constructing the business plan to overseeing network security to directing Internet operations.

Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct research and design the computer-related activities of firms. They help determine both technical and business goals in consultation with top management, and make detailed plans for the accomplishment of these goals. For example, working with their staff, they may develop the overall concepts of a new product or service, or may identify how an organization’s computing capabilities can effectively aid project management.


Contact Information:

Ranjit Bose: Regents Professor
(505) 277-7097
rbose@unm.edu