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National ranking of UA's MIS undergrad program?

bikedadbikedad Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2009 in University of Alabama
Has anyone seen a recent national ranking of undergraduate MIS programs? I was wondering how well UA's program scored? Also does anyone have any experience with this major? It looks like a good program, but I'm just wondering how it fairs nationally??? THANKS!
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,828Registered User Senior Member
    Others can correct me I'm wrong, but I think USNews only names the top 5 MIS programs - which are...MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UTexas, UMaryland, & UMich

    I haven't seen any rankings other than those from USNews.

    As many already know, UA Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business is very strong. This is a link to the major companies who are the MIS department's program partners... Program Partners

    UA MIS website.... Management Information Systems

    UA MIS video... What is MIS Video

    I notice that Dr. Sharpe, who is the interim Dean of the Honors College and the current Director of Computer-Based Honors Program is briefly shown at the beginning of the video (I didn't watch the whole thing; he may be on again, later.). Dr. Sharpe is from the MIS department.

    UA offers what it calls the "Capstone Experience" for MIS students...

    Capstone Experience
    The Capstone Experience is a project-driven course taken in the senior year of the MIS program. Seniors work in teams with direction of Master’s-level project managers to provide solutions for the real business challenges of our corporate sponsors.

    During the Capstone Experience or "CapEx," students work with corporate clients to fully understand the pressing issues faced by their companies and implement student-designed processes and technologies that solve them. CapEx differentiates our Top 5 nationally-ranked MIS program because our projects allow students to transition into a successful professional life through real experience by creating real business value.

    Here are some of CapEx's projects... Capstone Team Projects

    It looks like the MIS department has some scholarships for continuing students in MIS.

    Full-Time Employment
    The University of Alabama MIS Program has enjoyed close to 100% placement of its graduates in the field since 1999. The Program annually attracts some of the best organizations in the nation to recruit our students. MIS graduates are hired by firms ranging from small startups to the largest corporations and public-service organizations in the world.
  • uaprophetuaprophet Posts: 353Registered User Member
    Not sure about any specifics, but our MIS program seems to be quite strong! The students work with top companies like Walmart and Proctor and Gamble just to name a couple. Furthermore, I would say that because of the nature of MIS, their students are taught and expected to exemplify a level of professionalism that most students do not begin to think about until their later years. It is not uncommon to walk into the MIS building and see students in business attire preparing for a presentation. Plus the work seems quite interesting. If I had to choose another major I'd choose MIS.

    One of my classmates recently graduated with an MIS degree and was accepted (deferred admission) to Harvard Business School! Granted he is an outstanding student with tons of other activities and accolades (did I spell that right?) but obviously his MIS degree helped him achieve his success. Also, he was in the Computer Based Honors Program too. (unrelated but definitely something you should check out).
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,828Registered User Senior Member
    >>>>
    One of my classmates recently graduated with an MIS degree and was accepted (deferred admission) to Harvard Business School! Granted he is an outstanding student with tons of other activities and accolades (did I spell that right?) but obviously his MIS degree helped him achieve his success. Also, he was in the Computer Based Honors Program too. (unrelated but definitely something you should check out).
    <<<<

    CBHP is a great honors program to go along with MIS.... Honors College - Computer-Based Honors Actually, I think CBHP is related, in a good way, to MIS. CBHP would be a minor.

    Dr. Shane Sharpe, the director of CBHP, is a professor from MIS (PhD Texas Tech). Dr. Sharpe is also a pharmacist (I think from UDallas), so he also has a medical background.
  • bubbaliciousbubbalicious Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    This is an e-mail I copied about MIS: Looks like Top 5 on some ranking?

    This is a reminder about the University of Alabama's Management Information Systems (MIS) Open House this Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30PM in the AIME building located on campus at the north end of the North Ferguson parking lot.


    This event is open to all students. Free food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet current MIS students and learn more about the major.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the program, The University of Alabama has one of the Top Five MIS programs in the nation. The program has a low student-to-faculty ratio and top of the line computer labs and facilities open exclusively to MIS majors. Students graduating from the program enjoy virtually 100% job placement upon graduation. MIS graduates from The University of Alabama are among the highest paid college graduates.
    If you would like to hear more about the MIS program here at UA, please join us Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30PM in the AIME building. You can also visit our website, cba.ua.edu/mis for more information.


    Sincerely,

    --
    Deana Watkins
    Management Information Systems
    The University of Alabama
    mis@cba.ua.edu
    (205) 348-5525
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,828Registered User Senior Member
    Interesting...

    I wonder where that ranking is from, and why isn't it on the website? (of have I missed that?)

    Can you email Dr. Watkins and ask?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,828Registered User Senior Member
    Found this from the MIS website...but still looking for the source of the ranking :)

    Why is UA’s MIS program rated at the top?

    The program is consistently rated among the top five nationally among other MIS programs. Real Education, Real Experience, and Real Results sustain this ranking. Superior faculty and facilities provide Real Education. Corporate partnership projects give students Real Experience that carries over into careers. The projects link classroom curriculum with the partnership projects to succeed in producing Real Results.

    What are the university's facilities/labs like?

    MIS students have access to a number of great facilities in AIME, Bevill, and Bidgood halls. Labs, study areas and classrooms are equipped with the latest computing, multimedia, and teleconferencing technology.

    More Q & A found at below link.

    What is MIS?
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