Information Systems
Information Systems
Department Information: 
790 TNRB
801-422-5602
mism@byu.edu

The Information Systems Department administers one graduate program through the Marriott School: the Master of Information Systems Management—MISM.

The master of information systems management program offers a specialization in information systems and the application of information technology in business organizations based on a general background in business and accounting. The MISM degree is awarded at the completion of the professional program, which can begin as early as the senior year of the bachelor of information systems program and culminates in the Marriott School after the fifth year of study. Students who enter the MISM program with a baccalaureate degree in information systems can complete the program in two years or less.

The objective of the MISM program is to develop graduates who exhibit professionalism and are qualified with specialized knowledge in information system areas. The department seeks to educate individuals who are: (1) imbued with a strong sense of professional commitment, (2) qualified with specialized knowledge in the areas of information systems, (3) committed to continued professionalism beyond formal education, and (4) capable of becoming leaders who exhibit high standards of ethical conduct within their chosen profession.

The department admits approximately 60 students per year into its graduate program Information Systems Management - MISM.

Chair:  Bonnie B. Anderson 
Graduate Coordinator: Jeff Jenkins

Resources & Opportunity: 

The N. Eldon Tanner Building. The Tanner Building, which houses the Marriott School, is one of the finest facilities of its kind. The original building, with a dramatic seven-story atrium, was recently updated with a new four-story addition. The addition boasts thirty-nine team study rooms, six large case rooms, the Blue Line Deli, and adds 76,000 square feet to the existing building.

The Marriott School of Management. The Marriott School is recognized as one of the outstanding management schools in the nation. Faculty are actively engaged in research and publication, and they fill leadership positions in a number of national professional organizations. The school has developed innovative educational programs that include internships, executive visitation programs, special student consulting and research projects, and other activities designed to bring management education and training closer to management practice. This is accomplished, in part, through the Marriott School’s National Advisory Council.

National Advisory Council. Consisting of more than 160 prominent business and government executives, the National Advisory Council lends major support to the Marriott School. Students benefit by interacting with council members in special campus lectures and seminars and by visiting or working with these executives in their respective organizations. Furthermore, the council assists students with placement opportunities, helps develop funding sources for scholarships, and provides professional development for faculty members.

The Executives on Campus Program. This program gives students an opportunity to interact with distinguished business and government leaders who come to campus. These executives visit classes and meet with student organizations as well as participate in the Executive Lecture Series and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series.

Financial Assistance: 

The Information Systems Department utilizes the Marriott School’s financial aid provisions. Qualified students can receive aid from the following: the Marriott School Scholarship Fund, private scholarship donations, assistantship awards, and loan assistance.

Scholarships. The Marriott School of Management offers scholarships to Marriott School students through the college, departments and programs. One application online at http://marriottschool.byu.edu/scholarship/ allows students to apply for all scholarships the Marriott School offers.

Assistantships. Research and teaching assistantships are available for qualified second-year students.

Loans. Several loans are available for Marriott School students:

  • Marriott School Loans: available to full-time Marriott School day students. Marriott School loans are handled on an individual basis, dependent on financial need and standing within the participating program.
  • BYU Short-Term Loans: available for up to the cost of tuition only.
  • Federal Stafford Loans: subsidized by the U.S. government. Not available for international students.

More information on and applications for these loans are available from the BYU Financial Aid Office, A-153 ASB, (801) 422-4104, e-mail: financial_aid@byu.edu.