2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Management Information Systems, MMIS

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The Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) is a professional degree that is designed to provide students with the technical and business skills to advance their careers in information systems - the fastest growing sector in the economy according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the program of study, students focus on the strategic role that information systems play in a business organization. Students gain the knowledge and experience needed to assume a leadership position in the information systems field. With an emphasis on current research activities in the field of information systems, the MMIS program offers current topical studies that enable students to understand complex and dynamic environments in which information systems are used.

This program blends academic theory with a practical hands-on experience that is designed to enhance a student’s ability to create and manage information systems, processes, and services that give organizations a competitive edge. The MMIS program supports both traditional and emerging career opportunities in information systems. Management of information is core to virtually all sizes and types of organizations and industries, thus an MMIS degree expands job opportunities for program graduates.

A continuous curriculum review process maintains topical alignment with professional societies and industry needs in the information systems field. The MMIS curriculum accommodates rapid changes in the field of information systems through this continuous alignment process.


Courses are 3 credit hours and are generally offered in eight-week terms on campus, online, or e-synchronously.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to the Business Graduate Program are as follows:

  1. One letter of recommendation
  2. Resume
  3. Completion of a 1-2 page paper on why you have selected the specific program and why Friends University.  The Business Division will provide written approval of admission after the review of the paper and other admission requirements. 

Degree Awarded

Master of Management Information Systems

Division of Business and Information Technology Foundation Course: 0-3 credit hours

The Division of Business and Information Technology will place students in an appropriate foundational course based on criteria that traditionally indicates student preparedness for graduate level business courses.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) with a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be enrolled in the courses associated with the gradaute degree they seek. The DBIT Foundation course is not required.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) without a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be required to take the DBIT Foundation course in order to proceed with studies in their chosen graduate business program.

All DBIT students required to take the foundation course must do so within the first 6 credit hours of their program requirements. The foundation course may not be used to satisfy any elective requirements toward a master’s degree offered by the DBIT.

Total Degree Requirements: 30-33 credit hours

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