Top Schools for Information Systems Management

Information systems management is an interdisciplinary business and computer science program that may appeal to a number of prospective students. Many highly ranked schools offer degree programs in information systems management. Read on for more information about the schools at the top of that list.

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Top Ranked Information Systems Management Schools

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA

MIT was ranked by the Princeton Review as the number one school where students study the most as of 2011. Its department in information systems management is one of MIT's highest ranked programs. The department placed first in 2011 on the U.S. News and World Report's list of information system management schools.

The MIT Sloan School of Management offers a number of degrees in business including a Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Studies. The information systems program is found in the management science concentration, which is one of the three academic groups offered in the curriculum. In addition to this program, the Sloan School of Management also houses the Center for Information Systems Research. In the center, students conduct field research on information technology and its relation to management processes.

2. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon is a private university that ranked 23rd by U.S. News and World Report among national universities in 2011. The information systems management degree can be found in the H. John Heinz III College within the School of Information Systems and Management.

The School of Information Systems and Management was ranked second by U.S. News and World Report in 2011. The school offers a unique Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) to its graduates. This interdisciplinary program provides courses in several of Carnegie Mellon University's related departments, including computer science, business and public policy. An accelerated program can be completed in one calendar year.

3. University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a very large school, awarding about 12,000 degrees annually and having about 51,000 students enrolled at any given time. UT's McCombs School of Business placed in the top 20 undergraduate business schools, as well as the top 25 graduate business schools in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011. Its management information systems program has also received high marks, placing third in the 2011 U.S. News and World Report top information systems management programs in the nation.

The school's Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management (IROM) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in management information systems. This program includes courses in data management, data communications and system development, as well as an internship.

List of Ten Reputable Information Management Schools

School Name Distinction Location
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities International requirement for undergraduates in the business school Minneapolis, MN
University of Texas at Austin Internship requirement for undergraduates Austin, TX
New York University Provides an Information technology projects course at the end of the graduate curriculum New York, NY
University of Arizona Ranked as number three in U.S. News and World Report for undergraduate programs in information systems management Tucson, AZ
University of Maryland - College Park Offers the business, society and economy program for all interested business students College Park, MD
University of California - Berkeley Offers a management of technology (MOT) certificate Berkeley, CA
Georgia State University Master's degree programs offer five unique concentrations in information systems management Atlanta, GA
University of Pennsylvania Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology Philadelphia, PA
Carnegie Mellon University Unique MISM degree Pittsburgh, PA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information Systems Research Cambridge, MA
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