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By Liz Warren-Pederson

Student at laptopBeginning in March, Eller becomes the first business school with a top-five management information systems department to offer an online graduate degree program in this high-demand specialty.

Intended for those with information technology experience, the Eller MISonline program focuses on applying technology to achieve strategic objectives across sectors, including business, nonprofit, and government. The online delivery is designed for working professionals who need to set their own schedules. In addition to offering frequent, flexible start dates, the coursework follows a 7.5-week accelerated format. Online course content matches the MIS department’s highly ranked full-time graduate program.

“Information technology permeates all sectors of society, impacting organizations and individuals in unprecedented ways, and producing vast amounts of data at great speed,” said Paulo Goes, head of the department. “Advances such as cloud computing, mobility, sensors, and social computing contribute to projections that data and content will continue to be generated at exponential rates over the next decade. Accordingly, the demand for professionals with the skills to manage, mine, analyze, interpret, store, and secure that information is also growing.”

While completing their master’s degrees, students will concurrently earn graduate certificates in Enterprise Security and Business Intelligence and Analytics. The MIS department at Eller is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education through the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

For more details about the online master’s in MIS program, visit