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MBA School Profile
Program Type: Information Systems, Management
Program Length: 2 semesters
Program Start: Fall
Delivery Method: On-Campus
Graduate Programs OfficeSchool of ManagementUniversity at Buffalo203 Alfiero CenterBuffalo, New York 14260-4010
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Students in the Master of Science in Management Information Systems program learn to identify problems and leverage technology to develop solutions and realize strategic opportunities in any business worldwide. Management information systems is the application of computer-related technology to managerial programs. There is, of course, a heavy technical component in the coursework, but the program also provides students with the broad perspective needed to advance in their managerial careers.
Students explore the application of computerized information systems, including Web technologies, to run a modern technology-based business. The Web, via e-commerce, has created a revolution in consumer-to-business and business-to-business transactions. The business analyst of the future must be able to identify how Web-based technologies can be applied to solving existing and new problems and how to leverage technology to realize strategic opportunities. Students receive exposure to networking and data communications, database management systems, distributed computing and to various systems analysis and design development strategies.
MS students must take five courses or 15-16 credits per semester to graduate on schedule. The total program is 31 credit hours. The Management Information Systems programs is semesters in length. Some students with limited business backgrounds may be required to take an additional course each semester.
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