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Dual Degree with Hong Kong Announced

May 15, 2010

MIS Dual Degree with City University, Hong Kong

The MIS Department is excited to announce that an agreement has been reached to offer a dual-degree Master’s in MIS (MS MIS) program with City University of Hong Kong.

International dual degrees offer the potential to develop strategic institutional partnerships and strong academic programs. They offer students opportunities to develop both academic and cultural competence and, at the same time, provide them with an avenue to be more marketable in the international workplace.

The MIS Department, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona, is a top-5 nationally-ranked (by U.S. News & World Report) department. In addition to housing a world-class faculty and high-impact funded research projects, the MIS department also runs a successful Master’s in MIS program. Despite the recent global economic downturns, the MS MIS program has been attracting a large number of highly-qualified applications (400+ in 2009 and 2010), and is currently offering 2 cohorts for each incoming batch during the Fall semesters.

The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a major research university in Asia. It was ranked 124th among universities world-wide by a Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) 2009 survey. Its business faculty is the only business school in the Greater China region to be triple accredited by the AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. Its information systems (IS) department is a major research center with international reputation. It offers a comprehensive set of BS, MS, and PhD programs, and has a large faculty (40+ research and teaching) staff. http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/is/
The dual-degree MIS MS program is aimed at serving students, mostly from mainland China, who have graduated in MIS and IT areas and want to pursue a career in financial services.

The students entering the dual-degree program will complete the requirements of the CityU M.S. in Business Information Systems program first. Then they will enroll in UA’s MS MIS program to complete the program.

Interested students will apply simultaneously to both UA and CityU. Applicant screening will be completed by both UA MIS and CityU’s faculty and staff with joint admission decisions being made.
The UA MIS/CityU dual-degree program is a 15-month program. The first trial run will start in Fall 2010 (with UA portion starting in Summer 2011) and will be offered as such.

  • September 2010 to May 2011, students will complete 30 credits at CityU in Hong Kong, satisfying all the requirements from CityU. Twelve of these credits will be transferred to UA.
  • May 2011 to August 2011, students will complete 14 credits at UA in Tucson and begin their last remaining 6 credit courses.
  • August 2011 to November 2011, students will complete the remaining 6 UA credits in Hong Kong. These two courses (MIS 688 and MIS 582) are related to student’s Master’s projects.

A special thank you goes to Paulo Goes (MIS Department Head and Salter Distinguished Professor in Technology and Management) and Daniel Zeng (Associate Professor of MIS) for their hard work on getting approval for this new program.

Interested in finding out how YOU can sponsor/support our students? Contact Anji Siegel for more details.