The Management Information Systems Program combines a strong business curriculum with the experience and technical skills needed to compete in today's information-based society. Three of the five fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. require a deep understanding of business needs coupled with technical knowledge to help organizations succeed and grow.
Students in UA's MIS program are well-prepared to meet head-on the challenges that companies, non-profits, and governments face in the Information Age. Management Information Systems degrees are available at undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D levels. MIS is housed in the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science.
UA-MIS was recognised as the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Chapter of the Year in 2011.
The UA-MIS Program prepares you to combine your functional business skills with technology skills to diagnose problems and formulate solutions. These skills prepare you to become a project manager, with the capability to oversee projects from inception to completion. The undergraduate level culminates in The Capstone Experience, a project-driven course taken during the senior year of the MIS program. Seniors work with Master's-level project managers to provide solutions for the real business challenges of our corporate sponsors.
Enterprise Consulting is a market-driven program that leverages people, processes, and technology to deliver business value. Our core focus is the design and delivery of business solutions with an emphasis on project management. Students in the EC MBA concentration work with corporate partners, managing a team of undergraduate students to develop systems and solutions.
With a full year of project management experience across two different corporate sponsors, EC MBA students move on to careers with the ability to adapt to the needs of any employer. For additional information, visit the MBA Program in the Manderson Graduate School of Business.
A student run program where AIMS officers identify, contact, and schedule corporate executives and recruiters to present to our chapter. These presentations combine real-world experiences with soft skill development. AIMS sponsored a total of 26 events last year with a total of 3,225 attendees across all events.
A new affinity group formed during the last academic year aimed at motivating, inspiring, and supporting minorities in information technology-related fields. While this organization is focused on minorities, there are no limitations on who can join and attend CMISS sponsored events. CMISS members participate in monthly meetings and activities focused on professional development, community service, team building, and social and business skills.
A student-run program that provides assistance and resources to students in programming courses. AIMS members who have completed these courses instruct and guide current students in the fundamentals of programming. Better programmers, leaders, problem-solvers, and communicators are created through the mentoring program each semester, making it an important aspect of the professional and educational careers of all students involved.
A way for outstanding members to build their communication skills and give back to the program. The Ambassadors are responsible for assisting at all 36 AIMS events. At these events the Ambassadors ensure guests are welcome, are in the right location, and are informed about the program.
Our chapter’s intramural sports teams provide a chance for upper and lower classmen to interact as well as a chance to get outside with fellow student athletes to have fun and exercise. AIMS members participate in flag-football, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, bowling, and dodge ball.
The MIS Program encourages students to intern during the summer between their junior and senior years. The experience gained through an internship builds skills and makes students more marketable to permanent employers upon graduation.
One of the best ways to help your internship and job search is to attend Alabama Information Management Society (AIMS) meetings and network with company representatives. Check the AIMS schedule on the college events calendar to find out who is attending. Some of the companies that have hired MIS students include:
Every semester, two-dozen CIOs, Partners, VPs, and other IT leaders from around the world meet on campus at The University of Alabama with the sole purpose of immersing themselves in the MIS undergraduate and Enterprise Consulting graduate programs.
During the MIS Forum, students spend time networking with the group of executives and making contacts that often lead to internships and/or full-time employment opportunities. Students are also given the opportunity to give a 4-5 minute presentation to the group of executives, giving a high-level description of their Capstone Experience Project and identifying the specific business value delivered to the client sponsor for the project. The Forum consists of over 20 Chief Information Officers, consulting partners, and other executives from the world's top companies.
During the spring semester, several of our corporate partners offer scholarships through the MIS program.
For more information on MIS scholarships, contact Deana Watkins 205-348-5525Back to Programs