The Master of Science program in Management Information Systems (M.S. in Management Information Systems) at Benedictine University has been preparing professionals for rapid advances in technology, intense global competition, and more complex business environments for more than thirty years. The M.S. in Management Information Systems Program is designed for professionals who understand the strategic value of information resources and the importance of managing these resources throughout an organization. Additionally, well-qualified Benedictine University students who complete an undergraduate B.B.A. or B.S. degree are eligible to complete a 4+1 M.S. in Management Information Systems degree with one additional year of graduate study.
The program's unique philosophy, integrative teaching methods, and commitment to individual development are the basis for the professional achievements of its graduates. This approach gives students the unique opportunity to interact with the larger group of graduate students in all of Benedictine's business and health administration programs. Students gain an appreciation of the complexity of challenges associated with the management of information technology through group interaction, comprehensive projects, case analysis, research and active participation in the sharing of individual experience. It is through this variety of teaching methods that students are prepared to be leaders in the 21st century.
The M.S. in Management Information Systems Program requires 64 quarter hour credits, integrating 48 quarter hour credits of core and elective M.I.S. courses with 16 quarter-hour credits of courses in one of several available concentrations. By effectively combining management information systems with a concentration, students become technically proficient and able to address issues such as the creative and appropriate application of information technology, the effective management of information technology and the organizational and societal impacts of information technology.