UB School of Management to Offer Master’s Degree in Information Systems

Release Date: March 13, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a master of science degree program in management information systems (MIS) beginning in the fall. The 30-credit-hour program is open to qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in business or a closely related field.

The MIS program is being added in response to the growing need for qualified managers in the information technology field, says Ram Ramesh, professor of management science and systems in the UB School of Management. The program will provide students with a solid grounding in both hardware and software development concepts, including how those concepts can be applied to e-business.

"The systems analyst of the future needs to be able to identify how technology can be used to solve problems and achieve business goals," Ramesh says. "This new graduate program will give students the broad perspective they need to advance in their managerial careers."

Students pursuing the MIS degree also may participate in the school's highly regarded internship program, which will offer opportunities at a variety of corporate settings, including American Axle & Manufacturing, IBM, Internal Revenue Service and Pyramid Brokerage Co.

The program will accept applicants on a rolling basis; application deadline is July 1. For more information, contact the UB School of Management graduate programs office at 716-645-3204 or som-mba@buffalo.edu, or go to the school's Web site at http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.

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