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MIS program ranks #12 in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of undergraduate programs

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major which equips students with real-world skills that are in demand in the job market. Our program prepares students to lead IT-enabled change in organizations.

The Terry MIS program provides the foundation for students to go in a technical direction (such as a programmer or database administrator), a non-technical direction (such as a business process analyst or project manager), or somewhere in the middle (such as a business intelligence or IT risk & security specialist).

Department of Management Information Systems Offerings

BBA — Management Information Systems

Undergraduate Degree

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major that equips students with real-world skills that are highly sought-after in the job market. To prepare students for leading IT-enabled change in organizations, MIS faculty utilize a variety of instructional methods, which include:

  • Hands-on computer experience
  • Class lectures and discussions, textbook and article studies
  • Class assignments, laboratory projects, and applied (team) projects in the business community
  • Case studies and demonstrations
  • Field trips and presentations by industry practitioners

Full-Time MBA (Business Analytics)

Graduate Degree

Today's organizations have seen a quantum leap in the amount of relevant data available for decision making. Businesses are quickly turning to "business analytics" and "Big Data" to harness this ocean of data and the new technologies needed to make sense of it. The demand for employees with the skills and understanding in this realm is growing fast, and not likely to subside. UGA MBAs with concentrations in Business Analytics have accepted positions applying analytics to Operations at companies like Amazon, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Georgia-Pacific.

Full-Time MBA (Operations Management)

Graduate Degree

Whether an organization is large, small, established, or a startup, resources must be carefully allocated and controlled. Effectively managing these resources requires more knowledge and skill than ever before. Terry brings its own set of resources to the table to prepare students to be effective managers. While the Operations Management courses focus on manufacturing and service operations, Terry’s expertise extends much further, offering invaluable courses and experiences for leadership development, strategy formation, and a mentality for sustainability.

MIT — Master of Internet Technology

Graduate Degree

The Online Master of Internet Technology (MIT) program is uniquely designed to reinforce your IT skill-set and complement it with project management experience and leadership clout. Operating at the intersection of business management and IT, our graduates are prepared to lead teams that build technology-based solutions.

Delivered in a hybrid, distance-learning format by UGAonline, the MIT program is designed for working professionals who want to learn from award-winning researchers and industry practitioners.

PhD — Management Information Systems

Graduate Degree

The PhD in MIS is a 4 to 5 year, full-time program that seeks to develop outstanding scholars who will excel in research and teaching positions at other major universities. The MIS PhD program provides significant individual flexibility, while at the same time ensuring that students acquire the necessary conceptual and methodological skills to begin work toward a leadership position in the field.



Craig Piercy captains the Master of Internet Technology program toward a virtual future

As the director of the Master of Internet Technology program and the first Certified Online Instructor in the Terry College, Craig Piercy is no stranger to teaching students he’s never met.

In fact, conveying a personal a touch through a computer screen is a specialty of his.

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