Global Dual Degree Program - Harbin Institute of Technology
UA MS MIS Program in Collaboration with Harbin Institute of Technology.
The University of Arizona's (UA) MIS Department offers a global track of its MS MIS program in collaboration with Harbin Institute of Technology. Learn more by following a link or scrolling down for all information:
The UA MIS department is nationally-ranked (5th by U.S. News & World Report), housing a world-class faculty and high-impact funded research projects. In collaboration with the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), a major research university with a top-ranked business program in China, the UA MIS department will offer this global track of its Master's in MIS program, aiming at serving students who want to pursue a career in IT.
Given the MIS department’s world-wide reputation in research and the HIT’s existing program success in China, this global track will provide an exciting educational and professional experience for students motivated to tackle increasingly complex information system (IS) challenges and issues in the booming financial services sector and other industries.
The students entering this program will complete 2 or more semesters of MS courses at HIT. They will then enroll in the UA MS MIS program to complete the UA portion. UA requires the students complete a 32-credit study plan (identical to that of UA’s regular MS MIS program).
Twelve (12) credits (with a grade of "A" or "B") will be transferred from the HIT program and the remaining 20 credits will be earned through courses and projects offered in Tucson, Arizona, US. These 12 transfer credits will cover 2 required UA MS MIS courses (MIS 543 and MIS 531), and 2 electives. The following table summarizes the HIT courses viewed as equivalences to these UA MS MIS courses.
|MIS 543: Business Data Communications||
|MIS 513: Business Foundations of IT||
2 MIS electives
The table below summarizes a sample study plan. The Tucson portion of the study will start in late May and end in late August.
|Sample Study Plan|
|See table above||12||Fall & Spring - Harbin|
|MIS 510 – Web Data Mining||3||Summer - Tucson|
|MIS 507 – Software Design||3||Summer - Tucson|
|Finance 518 – Investment Banking||3||Summer - Tucson|
|MIS 509 – Business Communications||2||Summer - Tucson|
|MIS 581 – Financial Information Systems||3||Summer - Tucson|
|MIS 582 – Financial Information Systems Field Project||3||Fall - co-convened w/ internship in China|
|MIS 688 / 696H – Master Project||3||Fall - co-convened w/ internship in China|
From early September – mid November, students will return to China to continue coursework or pursue internship/employment opportunities. On a part-time basis, they need to finish 2 last project courses. UA MIS instructors will advise and monitor progress remotely.
Students should first be admitted and accepted into HIT.
After admittance into the HIT program is approved, students then apply to UA.
All applicable UA graduate admission rules will apply.
View UA admissions requirements here. A US$ 75.00 application fee will be accessed.
As per requirements by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, all applicants whose native language is not English (even for students with a degree from a university with an English-based curriculum), should have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6).
As per requirements by the UA Graduate College, all applicants’ GPA need to be >= 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Note that the GPA from the Fall 2011 semester at HIT can be used (assuming you are taking 4 or more full credit courses) if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.
In addition, if admitted, students will be required to pay US$ 500.00 to reserve a seat in the program.
The estimated total cost of the Global program is US $25,731.
Applications to the global program should be submitted through the UA Graduate College's online system. There is a US$ 75.00 application fee. View UA admissions requirements here.
Start your UA application
Enter here to start UA application. You will be redirected to the UA Graduate College online application site.
Questions? Please contact Cinda VanWinkle (MIS department graduate admissions advisor)