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Management Information Systems, BS



What will I learn?

Students should be interested in how to apply technology to improve business and quality of life for individuals. MIS is where business meets technology. Students should be interested in jump-starting their careers to become business analysts, consultants, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Students interested in MIS are typically good problem solvers, can multi-task, like a challenge, like working on new projects, can handle ambiguity, like to work in teams, are not discouraged easily, can see both the big picture and work on the detail, and will work hard for high payoff. Students should consider specializations available in the business school to supplement the core business and MIS curriculum, including areas such as: management communications, professional sales, international business, supply-chain management, and accounting. Some students minor in computer science or a foreign language.

The MIS program focuses on the innovation of business-oriented information technology to open new markets and improve business operations by leveraging information systems. Students learn to combine knowledge of core business and technology to excel in future careers such as business analyst, consultant or app designer. Graduates choose from opportunities in consulting, corporate, government, not-for-profit, and start-up organizations.

The program culminates with a two-semester, industry-sponsored practicum project beginning with situational analysis, then proceeding through cause and effect analysis--determining the features needed to solve the problem--and then designing, building, testing, and delivering the business solution. This emphasis on experiential learning through application of classroom concepts results in graduates who are highly sought after by firms across the nation.

Career Opportunities

MIS majors are among the most sought-after graduates, with virtually 100% placement. Graduates go to leading consulting firms, corporations and startups.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Graduates have accepted positions with leading national consulting firms and at Headquarters for Alfa, AT&T, Equifax, IBM, Home Depot, HP, Lowe’s, P&G, Southern Co., and Walmart. Positions include business analyst, startup entrepreneur, consultant, programmer analyst, project manager and risk analyst.

Which department am I in?

Culverhouse College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,460.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 May 2023

Start date

11 January 2023, 23 August 2023


Culverhouse College of Business

361 Stadium Dr,



35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The College of Engineering requires a grade of "C-" or better be earned in all courses that are a pre-requisite to classes used to fulfill degree requirements. If a grade lower than "C-" is received in a course that is a pre-requisite, that course must be repeated and a grade of "C-" or higher must be earned before enrolling in the subsequent course.

For international students

Students are eligible for admission to the MIS program if they:

meet the admission criteria to the upper division of the Culverhouse College of Business

have completed at least 61 semester hours of college credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all coursework attempted or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 30 hours attempted.

International applicants must submit an official qualifying English Proficiency test score:

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

International Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: May 1; Spring Semester: October 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Alabama

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations

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