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The 20 Best Online Masters in Management Information Systems Programs for 2017-2018

top-online-masters-in-misOnline Masters in Management Information Systems programs help to bridge the gap between programs providing technical know how related to information systems, and traditional management degrees. Graduate programs in management information systems are commonly provided in multiple formats, including as specializations in MBA’s, as the focus of a M.S. in management degree, or as a professional degree of its own, an MMIS. Demand for quality management has always been high, and coupled with the technical know how required in many modern organizations, Masters in Management Information Systems are great degrees to pursue. Particularly now that many of them are offered with flexible delivery and online.

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Featured Online Masters in Management Information Systems Programs

Roles commonly filled by Masters in Management Information Systems graduates include:

  • Database architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Project manager
  • Security administrator
  • Chief technology officer
  • Information systems manager
  • And including jobs in the private, public, or military sectors

Methodology:

  • Affordability(.3): A ranking of the affordability of the estimated total cost of program attendance.
  • Rank of Parent Institution (.3): A ranking of the program’s parent institution according to US News.
  • Flexibility(.3): The number of delivery options, ability to take the program at different paces, and the number of specializations offered.

1. Wilmington University

MBA w/concentration in Management Information Systems Online

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Wilmington University offer an MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems fully online. An optional certificate in advanced study in Management Information Systems is also available. Currently Wilmington University’s online MBA with MIS concentration has an estimated program cost of $15,624, making it the fourth most affordable program we surveyed.

2. University of Illinois — Springfield (tie)

Online M.S Management Information Systems

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The University of Illinois at Springfield offers a fully online M.S. in Management Information Systems that mirrors its traditional program, and may also be completed in hybrid format. The program is currently tied for the most affordable of those surveyed, with an estimated average program cost of $11,700. The University of Illinois at Springfield is currently the 36th ranked regional university in the midwest according to US News.

2. Florida State University (tie)

M.S. Management Information Systems Online

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Florida State University offers a fully online M.S. in Management Information Systems degree program designed to be taken completely online in 24 months. The program is designed for current IT and MIS professionals who have at least three years of experience with MIS-related work. The estimated average tuition cost is $26,218, making the program the 10th most affordable of schools surveyed.

4. Northcentral University

MBA with MIS concentration online

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Northcentral University offers a fully online Masters in Business Administration program with a Management Information Systems concentration. The program is split evenly between foundational business courses (15 credit hours), and specialization courses (15 credit hours), and allows students to progress at their own pace as long as they complete the program within 5 years. The estimated total cost of attendance is $23,190 for the program.

5. Florida Institute of Technology (tie)

Online MIS Degree Program

Florida Institute of Technology online MIS degree program
Florida Institute of Technology offers a fully online M.S. in Management Information Systems, as well as related M.S. degrees in Project Management Information Systems, and Systems Management Information Systems. The estimated program cost is currently $25,641, making the program the 9th most affordable of programs surveyed.

5. Boston University (tie)

Online M.S. Computer Information Systems, with concentration in Information Technology Project Management

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Boston University currently offers a fully online M.S. in Computer Information Systems, with a concentration in IT Project Management. The program offers general concepts from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK, specialized techniques for dealing with software risk, cost estimate, and quality management, and virtual project management skills for distributing software geographically. The estimated program cost is currently $31,200, making the program the 14th most affordable surveyed.

6. University of South Florida

Online M.S. Management Information Systems Degree Program

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The University of South Florida currently offers a fully online M.S. in Management Information Systems with an optional certificate in SAS/USF Analytics and Business Intelligence. The specific focus of this program is on business intelligence. The estimated cost of attendance is currently $26,400, making the program the 11th most affordable of those surveyed.

7. Grantham University (tie)

Online M.S. Information Management Technology Degree Program

Grantham University online ms mis degree program
Grantham University offers a fully online M.S. in Information Management Technology program geared towards preparing graduates to manage information systems and engage in strategic planning for future implementation of information systems. The estimated cost of the program is currently $11,700, or the most affordable of all of the programs we surveyed.

9. Northwestern University (tie)

Online M.S. Information Systems Degree Program with Management Track

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Northwestern University offers a fully online M.S. in Information Systems with a with a Management Track. The program offers a number of specializations, including Database and Internet Technologies, Information Systems Management, Project Management, Information Systems Security, Medical Informatics, Information Systems, and Analytics and Business Intelligence. A capstone project may be pursued either independently or in groups. The estimated program cost is currently $49,962, making the program the 20th most affordable of those surveyed. You’re paying for a quality institution, however, as Northwestern University is currently the 13th ranked national university according to US News (the highest rank of programs surveyed).

9. Friends University (tie)

Online Master of Management Information Systems Degree Program

Friends University offers a fully online Master of Management Information Systems with a focus on the strategic role that information systems play in business organizations. Current research activities in the field of information systems are emphasized, but program support is available for both traditional information systems careers as well as those just now emerging. Estimated program cost is currently $20,430, making the program the 5th most affordable surveyed.

11. Colorado Technical University (tie)

Online M.S. Management, with focus on IT and Project Management


Colorado Technical University offers a fully online M.S. in Management, with a focus on IT and Project Management. Graduates will be prepared to design, build, integrate, and manage information technology systems in modern organizations. Currently the estimated program cost is $28,080, making the program the 12th most affordable of those surveyed.

11. University of Arizona (tie)

Master’s in MIS Online Degree Program


The University of Arizona offers a Masters in Management Information Systems program that can be completed in as little as 10 months. Though there are currently no specializations, but graduates of the program also receive two certificates: one in Business Intelligence, and another in Enterprise Security. The estimated total program cost is currently $40,240, making the program the 19th most affordable of those surveyed.

13.Walden University

Online Master’s in Information Systems Management Degree Program

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Walden University offers a flexible and fully online Masters in Information Systems Management that may be completed in as little as 20 months. The program is certified by the NSA to meet national training standards on security systems training. The estimated total cost of the program is currently $28,455, making the program the 13th most affordable of those surveyed.

13. University of Maryland — University Park (tie)

M.S. in Management: Information System and Services Online Degree Program


The University of Maryland — University Park offers a fully online M.S. in Management: Information Systems and Services. The program is structured to bring students with little or no tech background up to speed, as well as to accommodate more experienced learners. Related certificates offered include: Accounting, Financial Management in Organizations, Health Care Administration, Homeland Security Management, Intelligence Management, Project Management, and Public Relations. The current estimated total program cost is $22,898, making the program the 6th most affordable of those surveyed.

15. California Intercontinental University

Online MBA with specialization in Information Systems and Knowledge Management

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California Intercontinental University offers a fully online MBA with a specialization in Information Systems and Knowledge Management. The program is designed to be completed in two years, with classes covering IT for project management, management of E-Learning, and other MIS topics. The current estimated total cost of the program is $13,050, making the program the third most affordable of those surveyed.

16. New Jersey Institute of Technology (tie)

Online M.S. Management with specialization in Information Systems Management

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New Jersey Institute of Technology offers a fully online M.S. in Management with a specialization in Information Systems Management. Related specializations include: Business Analytics, Environmental Management, Finance, Global Project Management, Networks & Telecommunications Management, Web Systems and Media, Architecture and Business, International Business, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The current estimated total program cost is $40,095, making the program the 18th most affordable of those surveyed.

16. Kaplan University (tie)

Online M.S. in Management with specialization in Information Technology Degree Program

19. Kaplan online ms management information technology degree program
Kaplan University offers a fully online M.S. in Management with a specialization in Information Technology. For graduation, a capstone research project can add to your portfolio, and help integrate theories from your course of study into real-world applications. The current estimated total program cost is $24,696, making the program the 8th most affordable of those surveyed.

19.Bellevue University

Online M.S. in MIS Degree Program


Bellevue University offers a fully online M.S. in Management of Information Systems. The program offers five concentrations, including Business Administration, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Information Security Management, and Information Technology Project Management. The estimated total program cost is currently $32,445, making the program the 17th most affordable of those surveyed.

20. Excelsior College

Online MBA with concentrations in Cybersecurity Management, Human Performance Technology, Social Media Management, and Technology Management

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Excelsior College offers an online MBA with a number of concentrations topically equivalent to information management systems. These concentrations include Cybersecurity Management, Human Performance Technology, Social Media Management, and Technology Management. The estimated total program cost is currently $31,465, making the program the 16th most affordable program of those surveyed.

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