Master's Degree Program in MIS is Ranked Among Nation's Best
Oct. 18, 1999 -- Computerworld
magazine recently ranked the master's degree program in Management
Information Systems at the University of Virginia's McIntire School
of Commerce among the top 25 technology-oriented business masters
programs in the country.
its third annual survey, the magazine polled 1,000 corporate recruiters
to find schools that did the best job of preparing students to be
tomorrow's technology leaders. Computerworld then surveyed
63 schools from the recruiters' top choices to find out what the
school's programs consisted of and what their placement rates were
for graduates. Although McIntire offers a one-year M.S. program
rather than the traditional two-year M.B.A. program, it still finished
No. 21 in the ranking.
are pleased with the national recognition given to our graduate
MIS program," says Bob Kemp, associate dean for graduate programs.
"Designed for the fast-track MIS professional and taught in
an executive format, the program provides cutting-edge information
management tools. Our program strives to be a leader in the market
and this ranking indicates we are meeting this goal."
MIS program is distinctive from other graduate business programs,
according to professor Ryan Nelson, the program's director. "The
program provides a unique synthesis of technical and business knowledge
and skills focused on developing information technology managers,"
he said. "Program participants are exposed to contemporary
software development technologies and project management skills,
as well as the latest accounting, finance, marketing, and strategy
techniques taught within the context of information systems."
12-month program is designed for the professional who wants to complete
a master's degree while remaining on the job. In addition to
two, week-long sessions, classes are taught every other Friday and
Saturday on the U.Va. Grounds in Charlottesville. Between class
meetings, participants work via computer with other class members
program's job placement rate is 100 percent and most graduates
receive multiple job offers, Nelson said.
more information about the M.S. in MIS program, call Ryan Nelson
at (804) 924-7587, or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Travisano, (804) 924-7005