MS in Management Information Systems

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field Individuals from all baccalaureate fields are encouraged to apply. The exact course requirements will be determined based on an individual’s baccalaureate field and work experience. All applicants must have had the following background course work: mathematics through the level of calculus covering integration and differentiation, and statistics through regression analysis.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate studies. Applicants with a master’s degree must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.00/4.00 in that program.
  • Tests Required GMAT or GRE taken within five years of entry into the program.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 585 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Two required (waived for GAMIS applicants).
  • Personal Statement Required.
  • Guaranteed Admissions to MIS (GAMIS) UIC and UIUC students or alumni (graduated within five years of applying) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 and a GPA of 3.00/4.00 in selected IDS- or MIS-related courses will be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
  • Course Work No more than two 400-level courses can be counted towards the degree.
Required Courses
Core Knowledge (0-12 hours)
Enterprise Application Development
Enterprise Information Infrastructure Planning & Security
Advanced Database Management
Each course may be substituted by an elective course if the student has an equivalent prior course work or work experience.
Capstone Project Experience (4 hours)
Select one of the following:
Advanced Systems Analysis and Design Project
E-Commerce Project
Independent Study in Information and Decision Sciences
To be taken only after the completion of at least two Core Knowledge courses.
IS Management (4 hours)
Select one of the following:
Management of Information Systems
Information Systems Strategy and Policy
Audit and Control of Information Systems
Technical Prerequisites (0-12 hours)
Select from the following:
Business Object Programming using Java
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Business Database Technology
Each course may be waived based on equivalent prior course work or appropriate work experience in the technical area. These courses will not count towards the minimum degree requirement of 32 hours.
Business Prerequisites (0-12 hours)
Select two courses in any two functional areas of business:
Operations Management
Operations Management
Introduction to Operations Management
Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Finance
Introduction to Finance
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Management
Introduction to Organizations
Organizational Behavior
Each course may be waived based on equivalent prior course work or appropriate work experience in the functional area. These courses will not count towards the minimum degree requirement of 32 hours.
Electives
Three to five courses chosen with the approval of the director of graduate studies. Courses from other departments and colleges may be taken as electives with his or her approval. These courses may be chosen so as to fit career tracks in IS Consulting, Auditing and Forensics, Corporate IS Management, Supply Chain and Service Operations, Business Analytics, Enterprise Applications or IS Operations.
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Course work only. No other options are available.