Fast Facts


The year the Management Information Systems (MIS) department was established in partnership with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) — the first-ever IS curriculum offered in the world.

Our advantages

The MIS department at The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management has been Shaping the Future of IT since it’s inception in 1974.

Our experience and longevity in combination with rigorous academic theory and real-world practice through engagement with the business community has resulted in over $200 million in research grants and other state and industry support. To date, we have educated over

  • 5,800 Undergraduates
  • 1,600 Master's students
  • 170 Doctoral students


The MIS department’s distinction is rooted in the strength, leadership and experience of its faculty members with their most valued asset being intellectual capital.

Our faculty’s accomplishments have been recognized in leading academic and business journals, publications and electronic media. In addition our faculty understands the importance of contributing back to the field of information systems and they are actively involved with various conferences and symposiums throughout the world.

While faculty members of the MIS department at the University of Arizona are renowned throughout the world for their research, they are also renowned throughout the university for their dedication to students. Since the department's inception, they have brought fresh perspectives and innovative teaching techniques to the classroom. The talent and commitment of these outstanding scholars have touched thousands of students.


The MIS curriculum reflects best practices created by academic and industry professionals. It has been developed to address real challenges and needs of the corporate world. Our courses develop skills in communication, leadership, decision making, and critical thinking built on a top-ranked MIS program. Our students graduate exceptionally prepared to navigate the complexities presented by today’s market dynamics and increasing globalization.

Employers aggressively recruit our graduates because they know our approach to active learning uniquely equips students with the analytical tools, leadership ability and global knowledge for delivering immediate and sustainable value.


* We have been in the top five since rankings began in 1989.