MIS Ranks #5 in Graduate Programs

 The MIS Department at Eller College is proud of its successes and accomplishments, including: 


* U.S.News & World Report: Our MIS programs have been among the top-five MIS programs in the country for over 29 consecutive years, a record only matched by MIT and Carnegie-Mellon.

The only MIS program to generate over $85M in grants to fund research in

  • Collaborative systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data analytics and management
  • Decision making behavior
  • IT management and strategies


  • Over 200 doctoral students
  • Over 1,500 Graduate MIS students
  • Over 4,000 Undergraduate MIS majors


The first MIS curriculum in collaboration with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and other schools.

Research and Technology Transfer

The MIS Department at Eller College generates more research dollars annually than any other management school in the country. The cumulative amount of research funding for the MIS Department is in excess of $85 million.

A substantial portion of the research funding comes through the Center for the Management of Information, the Artificial Intelligence Lab, and INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics. Large sources have included the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and IBM. This work has led to commercial products in the areas of group systems and information sharing for law enforcement. 

The department remains highly ranked in the most prestigious scholar IS journals and in the h-index. The h-index is a citation index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. 

The MIS Department research excellence includes:

  • Focused support in the areas of group systems in support of collaborative decision-making,
  • Cybersecurity
  • Text mining in support of applications such as digital libraries,
  • Artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems in support of security/police/health applications and web-monitoring applications,
  • Semantic data management in support of combining heterogeneous data bases,
  • Process flow automation/web services,
  • Supply chain management, and
  • IT economics and strategy.

For a complete listing of our faculty awards and accomplishments, please visit our Faculty Accomplishments page.