MBA/Master of Science in Management of Information Systems
Transform your work life in just 20 months with the University of Pittsburgh's MBA/Master of Science in Management of Information Systems (MBA/MS-MIS) Dual-Degree Program. For nearly 20 years, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business has prepared its MBA/MS-MIS graduates to envision, evaluate, and execute technology-based solutions for critical business challenges.
Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one the nation's top 20 MBA/MS-MIS dual-degree programs in the United States, this program is for professionals with several years of work experience who want to obtain a deep understanding of IT issues as well as the integration and interdependence of IT and business.
Develop specialized expertise in areas such as IS management, supply chain management, customer analytics, healthcare and IS, and new venture creation and business development.
Upon formal admission to the MBA/MS-MIS program, a student must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive both degrees of this dual-degree program:
A minimum of 66 credits of approved graduate-level coursework
The appropriate distribution of required core courses and elective courses
A minimum cumulative quality point average (QPA) of 3.0
In the MBA/MS-MIS program, you will have the opportunity to take more than 30 courses (66 credits) taught by the world-class Katz faculty, including:
The management core (21 credits), which builds your foundation in strategic management, decision technologies, financial management, organizational behavior, marketing, statistics, economics, and accounting;
The IS core (21 credits) that delivers an in-depth IS education and expands your knowledge with Information Systems Planning; Project Management; Database Management; Technology Enabled Business Transformation; Technology Innovation, Adoption and Diffusion; and Business Systems Platforms
An extensive portfolio of MBA and IS electives (24 credits) that build focused concentrations in finance, strategy, marketing, and human resources.
To apply to Katz MBA/MS-MIS Dual-Degree Program complete the Katz MBA Application Process, providing your GMAT scores, academic background, and work experience. Please indicate on the application that you are interested in being considered for the MBA/MS-MIS Dual-Degree Program. While interviews are not a strict requirement for every prospective candidate, evaluative interviews are regularly conducted on campus or by telephone of Skype if is not possible to meet in person.
For more information about the MBA/MS-MIS Dual-Degree Program, call the MBA Admissions Office at 1-412-648-1700, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Research primarily focuses on new products or services in terms of forecasting, product design, and pricing. Particularly interested in technology-oriented offerings. Has led executive training sessions at PNC Bank and Westinghouse. Recipient of Katz teaching awards.
Michelle Masters (MBA '16) and David Uber (MBA '16) received the 2016 Pitt Business Center for Supply Chain Management Award for Outstanding SCM Masters Students. Both distinguished themselves through leadership roles in student organizations and participation in supply-chain management activities and case competitions.
With expanding resources at the University of Pittsburgh and in the City of Pittsburgh, entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh are finding themselves in the right place at the right time, including Jason Yablinsky (MBA ’15, MS-ENGR ’15), who is becoming an established entrepreneur in the area.
Students in the Consulting Field Projects course were selected as winners of the spring 2016 McKinsey Cup Competition for their strategy of addressing the growth challenges of the American Textile Company. Students applied management concepts to a live business case with real-world implications.
Students from the Katz Graduate School of Business learned best practices and the latest trends in developing an effective social media strategy during the comprehensive, weekend-long Social Media Strategy course, developed by Jeff Godish, senior director at Merkle.