Top Colleges for Management Information Systems Bachelor's Degrees

Learn about three top U.S. schools that offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Management Information Systems (MIS). Discover how to identify the characteristics of top schools by examining areas of concentration, faculty and coursework; then review a list of nationally ranked schools for the best program options. Schools offering Business Information Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Makes a Top School in Management Information Systems?

With so many school choices available, it can be a daunting task to select the Management Information Systems program that is best for you. Reputable schools will offer core coursework in database design and management, math, systems analysis, operations management or telecommunications. Also, look for award-winning faculty members, and internship opportunities that give you practical experience as well as the chance to meet MIS professionals or potential employers. Finally, check out the job placement rates for a good idea of how well graduates' skill sets match what employers are seeking in employees.

Three Top Colleges for Management Information Systems

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University was ranked as the second best college for MIS by U.S. News & World Report (2019). Carnegie Mellon boasts a world-renowned faculty and has graduates working at some of the nation's top technology companies, including Google and Intel. The core curriculum for a B.S. in Information Systems includes courses in math, business management and computer science. Specific course topics may include database design and management, telecommunication management, supply chain management, web application security and entrepreneurship.

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

The Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota offers an MIS program through its Carlson School of Management. This school was U.S. News & World Report's fifth-ranked school for undergraduate MIS programs (2019). MIS students learn to manage the digital information and assets of a company in this program through courses that teach them to use information technology to solve business problems. The major curriculum includes courses in programming, data modeling, information service management and business system development analysis. Electives are available in topics like social media, electronic commerce, information security and financial information systems. A capstone course is also required.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business in Management Information Systems

University of Arizona in Tucson

The MIS programs at the University of Arizona have been ranked among the top ten in the nation for more than 24 consecutive years; in 2019,U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate MIS program at number three. The Eller College of Management's MIS Department offers courses in database management, business data communications, data structures and operations management. Bachelor's degree students can also participate in the school's Zipperman Scholars Program, a program designed to give students real-world exposure and experience through internships, lectures and networking opportunities.

  • BSBA - Management Information Systems Major
  • BSBA - Operations Management Major
  • BSBA - MIS/Operations Management Double Major

More Top Colleges for Management Information Systems Bachelor's Degrees

College/University Institution TypeLocation Estimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4- year, Private Cambridge, MA$51,000
New York University4-year, Private New York, NY$51,000
Indiana University - Bloomington 4- year, Public Bloomington, IN$10,600
University of Maryland University College 4-year, Public Adelphi, MD$7,400
Temple University 4-year, Public Philadelphia, PA$16,900
University of California - Berkeley 4-year, Public Berkeley, CA$14,100
University of Texas - Austin 4-year, Public Austin, TX$10,600
University of Pennsylvania 4-year, Private Philadelphia, PA$55,500
Georgia State University 4-year, Public Atlanta, GA$9,100
Loyola University Chicago 4-year, Private Chicago, IL$44,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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