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Management Information Systems: MMIS

Department: Management Information Systems Department
College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Management Information Systems

The Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University offers students an opportunity to make a difference in the organizations where they work.  Our innovative, project-based curriculum carries a STEM* designation in database management and analytics, consistently attracting many talented students from around the world.

Big Data, its proponents insist, will be the next big trend in management.” ~ NY Times.  The dynamic job market currently requires a solid analytical and technological foundation; therefore, our data-focused curriculum concentrates on the decision-making process and the valuable role technology plays in its enhancement.  Upon graduation, MMIS students compete in the marketplace with solid database, web development, business analysis, and IT strategy training to complement the Huntsman School of Business acumen.

Demand is strong for individuals with data skills.  With the outlook for our graduates listed as “growing much faster than average occupations” and “Five-Star” by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Utah Department of Workforce Services, MIS-related professions are projected to have the strongest employment outlook with high wages through the end of the decade.  Therefore, our master’s degree will change the trajectory of your career; program highlights include:

  • Solid Database and Data Analytics Coverage, depth and breadth
  • STEM* Designation
  • High Job Placement Combined with High Salaries
  • Premier Faculty Research – Publications, Grants, and a Patent
  • Global Opportunities
  • Cohesive Student Culture – BI, E-Commerce and Business Analytics, AIS (Two National Champion Teams)
  • Student Diversity, international and academic

* Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – The STEM program is a concerted effort to build the U.S. economy with a strong, technically talented workforce.  It also addresses the concern that the four subjects are often taught in isolation, instead of as an integrated curriculum.  Moreover, the STEM allows international students to work in the U.S. for 29 months after graduation.

  • MMIS - Logan Campus

The career outlook for MIS graduates is exceptional, with possibilities including the following:

  • Chief information officer
  • Webmaster
  • Quality assurance manager
  • E-Commerce system developer
  • Business systems analyst
  • Software support specialist/trainer
  • Database application programmer
  • Information system security manager
  • Database administrator
  • Project manager
  • Data analyst
  • E-Learning specialist
  • Decision support/business intelligence specialist

Admissions Requirements

Students who don’t have a business undergraduate degree are required to take prerequisite classes to satisfy AACSB requirements. Students must complete all prerequisites prior to starting the MMIS coursework, but not before application to the program. Specific information related to prerequisites is included in a student’s acceptance letter.

  • ACCT 2010 - Survey of Accounting I (Financial)
  • FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance
  • STAT 2300 - Business Statistics
  • Programming in an object-oriented language

These can be taken individually at any college or university as long as the course is approved with the MMIS Office.  Please speak with our office to discuss any questions.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 45th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (both verbal and quantitative)
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Admissions Deadlines

The department has the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester – July 1
  • Spring semester – November 1
  • To be considered for scholarships, MMIS applications must be submitted before February 15 each year.

Master's Degree Plan Option(s)

Students can receive the MMIS by pursuing one of two options:

  • In the Plan A option: students complete graduate-level coursework and must write a thesis. This option must be approved by the advisory committee.
  • In the Plan C option: students are required to complete coursework only.

Financial Assistance

A variety of funding opportunities are available, including fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, tuition awards, and travel support. Additionally, students may be eligible for subsidized health insurance through qualifying assistantships.

Kathy Chudoba, PhD, University of Arizona
Associate Professor
Area: Distributed environments, global virtual teams, integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into work practices
Office: BUS 703
Phone: (435) 797-2344

Kelly Fadel, PhD, University of Arizona
Assistant Professor
Area: Web development
Office: BUS 707
Phone: (435) 797-2348

Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, University of Arizona
Associate Professor
Area: Business information systems
Office: BUS 706
Phone: (435) 797-2350

John Johnson, PhD, Texas A&M University
Department Head, Professor
Area: E-commerce
Office: BUS 711
Phone: (435) 797-2341

Susan Jones, MS, Utah State University
Principal Lecturer
Area: Security management
Office: BUS 303
Phone: (435) 797-2288

Yong Seog Kim, PhD, University of Iowa
Associate Professor
Area: Decision support systems (DSS), data mining, and customer relationship management (CRM)
Office: BUS 710
Phone: (435) 797-2271

Robert Mills, PhD, Utah State University
Associate Professor and MIS Graduate Director
Area: Performance improvement, technology-based training
Office: BUS 705
Phone: (435) 797-7480

David Olsen, PhD, University of Arizona
Area: Business information systems
Office: BUS 710
Phone: (435) 797-2349

David Paper, PhD, Southern Illinois University
Area: Change management, process reengineering, database management, e-commerce, and enterprise integration
Office: BUS 714
Phone: (435) 797-2456

Zsolt Ugray, PhD, University of Texas - Austin
Associate Professor
Area: E-commerce, global optimization, heuristics, networks, decision support systems
Office: BUS 716
Phone: (435) 797-8132

Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

Association for Information Systems: USU AIS is an official student chapter of the Association for Information Systems, the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice and study of information systems worldwide.

Business Intelligence Group: Since its inception, the Business Intelligence Group has distinguished itself as a dynamic, student-lead, extra-curricular research organization. Participants have gained a wealth of real-world experience and applications to data science theories learned in class.

Center for E-Commerce and Business Analytics (CEBA): The Center for ECommerce and Business Analytics (CEBA) is a completely student run software development center. We are the applied research arm of the Management Information Systems Department. Applied research indicates that we are not in the business of writing, just doing! We investigate how the newest technologies available to information system managers allow tools to be developed in order to help business leaders make better management decisions. CEBA team members look for ways to leverage these tools to make a business more effective and efficient. We do so by building application solutions that utilize these technologies to meet the requirements of our stakeholders.

Beta Gamma Sigma: BGS is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition an AACSB business student can receive.

Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship: This Center prepares tomorrow’s leaders by providing both inside-the-classroom instruction and outside-the-classroom experiences in innovative business thinking, new venture competencies, and ethical leadership to strengthen local, national and global economies and societies. The curriculum and programs are designed to take students through the stages of new venture creation: opportunity assessment, business model development, planning, funding, marketing and growth. The Center helps students develop skills in both enterprise creation and social venturing, and emphasizes entrepreneurship as a leadership model for existing organizations. World-renowned faculty and successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries teach in formal and informal settings.

Partners In Business: Partners In Business is a student-run, non-profit organization sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. The program holds a series of professional business conferences featuring topics on operational excellence, accounting and leadership. Students are encouraged to attend and network with industry leaders, faculty and gain insight to improve business practices.

Small Enterprise Education and Development Program (SEED): SEED connects skilled and passionate students with the opportunity to empower individuals, families and communities through teaching enterprise creation and sustainability in developing regions of the world. SEED students make an impact in the world while having a transformative experience that distinguishes them from among their peers.


Lindi Brown
MBA Program Coordinator and Advisor
Office: BUS 719
Phone: (435) 797-2295

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