Before we get into information systems or MIS ranking, let us discuss what is MIS or ISM
So what is Information Systems Management?
I am an information systems graduate. So what exactly did I study? And how do universities rank in 2017?
Lets first define what MIS or ISM is:
Information Systems Management mainly tries to bridge the gap between technology and business through cross training technology or business savvy undergraduates with some work experience in the IT industry to make the efficient and effective decision makers. Many people have asked me if this is like an MBA. The short answer is no. Its like comparing apples with oranges.
Information system tries to effectively focus on technology related problems and it creates future leaders in the specific areas by cross training and imparting broad knowledge (I meant broad not deep, It means you will learn something of everything).
A typical profile of an information systems graduate is someone with 2-4 years in IT, software development, product development, statistics, data science, economics or policy.
Yes you heard it right this is a tech intensive course but has business courses that concentrate on software industry so that you know how the industry works, how the cash flows and what market opportunities are available.
Friends who graduated with me broadly end up as following.
- Business Analysts
- Product Managers
- Data scientists or engineers
- Senior software developers
- Information security analysts
We work in areas like :
- Business process improvement in IT
- Decision support
- Information management
- Software development
- Software delivery and release
- Data products
- E commerce
What are the most popular areas of occupation ?
- Business Intelligent Systems
- Data science
- Enterprise architecture and resource planning
- Business Analytics
- software development and delivery
MIS Ranking 2017
|University Name||Rank||Course Name||Best for|
|For Information systems|
|Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA||1||Information systems management||Software development, Data analytics and data science|
|Columbia University||1||Master of science in data science||Data science|
|University of California Berkeley||3||Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS)||Social issues ,Information policy and management|
|University of Pennsylvania||4||Master of computer and information technology or
Wharton’s operations, information and decisions department’s information systems track
|MS in Information Systems – Kelley School of Business||5||MS in Information Systems||Consulting|
|University of Arizona (Eller)||6||Master’s in MIS||Consulting, security and business analytics|
|University of Washington, Seattle (iSchool/Foster)||7||MS IM/MS IS||IM and generic|
|Texas A&M University, College Station||8||MIS||Generic|
|University of Maryland—College Park||9||MIS (Business school) and MS in IM (ischool)||IM and generic|
|New York University (Stern)||10||Master Of Science In Information Systems||For senior associates generic|
|Syracuse University (iSchool)||NW||MS IM||IM and generic|
|SUNY Buffalo (School of Mgmt.)||NW||MS MIS||MIS|
|Northeastern University, Boston||NW||MS IS||MIS|
|University of Texas, Dallas||NW||MSIT||IT and BA|
|For Business Analytics|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1||Master Of Business Analytics||Business analytics|
|NCSU Institute for Advanced analytics||2||Master Of Business Analytics||Business analytics|
|University of Texas–Austin||3||Master Of Business Analytics||Business analytics|
|University of Cincinnati||4||MS Business Analytics / MIS||Business analytics|
|University of Conneticut||NW||MSBAPM||Business analytics|
|NW = Note Worthy , Frankly doesn’t matter where you do after this. What matters is how well you do|
A general disclaimer
This is not a comprehensive list of all programs related to MIS. The list is based on number of alumni, the reputation and research of the program, number of graduates placed after graduation etc. If your program does not feature in the list do not be offended. Rankings are not the true measure of any program
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