Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)

General

Program Description

The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree is designed for students seeking professional careers in information systems. The MISM blends information systems theory with a "hands-on" approach to learning information systems design and implementation skills. Management topics are particularly emphasized.

The MISM degree features a newly revised curriculum allowing students to develop a foundation of key ISys topics including management and strategy, people and organizations, IT architecture, and systems development.

Additionally, twelve hours of elective courses are required, giving students the flexibility to further study information systems and/or management topics of their choice. All MISM classes contain the underpinning themes of ethics, communication, professionalism, team dynamics, controls, risk management, project management, flexibility, and adaptability.

The MISM program has a five-year integrated option for BYU students in the Bachelor of Information Systems program, as well as an option for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree. The completion time for students with a bachelor's degree is dependent on their undergraduate major and the amount of prior information technology training.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Named for J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the Marriott School of Management shares many of the same values that have built one of the world's most successful hospitality companies.When founding his ... Read More

Named for J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the Marriott School of Management shares many of the same values that have built one of the world's most successful hospitality companies.When founding his company in 1927, Mr. Marriott said, "success is never final." We follow in this spirit-encouraging innovation, watching the details, and pushing for perfection. Mission Education To attract, develop, and place men and women of faith, character, and professional ability who will become outstanding leaders capable of dealing with change in a dynamic, global environment. Research To advance knowledge by building on strong conceptual foundations to identify and solve critical management problems, focusing special attention on global, technological, and entrepreneurial drivers. Outreach To extend the blessings of management education to members of the worldwide Church. Friendship To develop friends for the university and Church around the world through service in professional organizations and by collaborating in the development of management-education programs. School Brigham Young University's college of business became the School of Management in 1975. The school was named for Marriott Corporation founders J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1988. The Marriott School is housed in the N. Eldon Tanner Building, a seven-story, 120,000 square foot, granite building located on BYU campus in Provo, Utah. Students Approximately 1,900 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students are enrolled in the Marriott School. Nearly 75 percent of the students are bilingual, about 20 percent speak a third language. Most have lived abroad. The school enrolls approximately 10 percent, international students. Alumni The school has nearly 44,000 alumni. More than 900 alumni actively advise students through the volunteer mentor program. More than 500 alumni and friends are involved with the school's advisory council and program-specific boards. Read less