Earn an Minor in MIS
Students pursuing their PhD through other departments at The University of Arizona may also be able to obtain a minor in MIS. Obtaining an MIS Minor requires 12 units of MIS graduate courses (typically four courses) that will create a solid foundation in a particular area of MIS.
In addition, students completing a minor will work with their Minor advisor to prepare a paper on an appropriate MIS related topic.
At least two of the four courses must be chosen from the following MIS doctoral foundation course list:
- MIS 531: Enterprise Data Management
- MIS 611A: Design Science Research Methodologies
- MIS 611B: Behavioral Research Methodologies in MIS
- MIS 611C: Economics of Information Systems
- MIS 611D: Topics in Data and Web Mining
- MIS 696A: Readings in MIS
- MIS 696D: Models for Quantitative Analysis
Students who are interested in this program should follow the procedure below:
- Browse the MIS Faculty directory to find an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor whose research interests match your career goals.
- Contact the faculty member you select and arrange to meet with the faculty.
- During the meeting you need to obtain the MIS faculty member's approval to serve as your Minor advisor.
- Submit a completed online application form.
- The form will require that you input the name of your MIS faculty member who has agreed to be your Minor advisor.
- Your MIS Minor advisor can help you select the appropriate graduate-level courses and make decisions regarding any additional requirements for your Minor, including the Minor Preliminary Exam in reference to the specific requirements of your home department.
- Complete the approved MIS courses and all Minor requirements according to your agreement with your Minor advisor within the timeframe established by your home department.