Dual Degree: International
MS in MIS at UNO International Dual Degree Track (1) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Management, Communication and Information Technology (MCiT) from Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria
MS in MIS at UNO International Dual Degree Track (2) with a Masters in Management Information Systems from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (TUBS)
Today we live in a global environment with interdependent businesses, ubiquitous information technologies and a mobile workforce. It is imperative that students develop global business and information technology skills. There is a growing demand for a supply of talented, well-prepared executives that have a deeper understanding of the global context in which organizations operate. Therefore the primary purpose of the international dual degree is to provide this integration by enabling students to complete either an MA in MCiT from the Management Center Innsbruck in Austria or a Masters in Management Information Systems from TUBS in Germany and an MS in MIS degree at UNO simultaneously. The program is designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from a global perspective - a European and an American lens with a joint area of emphasis on understanding Information Systems Development and Management. As such, this program involves intensive transatlantic preparation through a one year study abroad engagement in the second year of the study program.
Structure of the Program and Admission Requirements
The international dual degree track within the MS in MIS degree at UNO has been implemented with specific articulation of courses that will be transferred in both directions. Like the traditional MS in MIS program, this track will require the equivalent of 36 US credit hours of course work beyond any foundation requirements. Students who wish to pursue this option will work closely with an advisor to develop a detailed plan of study.
The basic structure and flow of the program will follow the traditional requirements of the MS in MIS program (and the partner's program). However, approximately half of the required coursework for both degrees will be taken in the partner school in Austria or Germany (for UNO students) and in the USA (for MCI or TUBS students). UNO students will spend their first year (Fall, Spring and Summer) taking core courses in Omaha. MCI (Austria) students will take their first year courses in Innsbruck. TUB students (Germany) will take their first year courses in Braunschweig. In the second year of the program, the students will travel overseas and take the remaining courses equivalent to one full year of study to satisfy the requirements of the corresponding programs. The established admission requirements for the UNO MS in MIS program and the MCI or TUBS programs and appropriate UNO Graduate College quality of work standards will be followed.
Students will apply to both MCI or TUBS and UNO through their respective application processes.Once approved for admission, students will receive separate admission letters to UNO's MS in MIS and MCI's MA MCiT or the TUB Masters in IS program.
Application Procedures for UNO MS in MIS
- Complete and submit the on-line graduate application form for admission.
- Submit a detailed resume indicating your work experience and background.
- Submit a writing sample from work or previous academic experiences. Alternatively, if you do not have writing sample, please submit a two page double-spaced word processed essay that addresses the following two topics:
- Discussion of two accomplishments that demonstrate your potential for success in the graduate program
- Discussion of your unique personal qualities and life experiences that distinguish you from other applicants to our graduate program.
- Ask one reference who can evaluate your work and/or academic achievements to write a letter of recommendation. You will specify these references during the on-line application, and they will automatically be given instructions on submitting the recommendation electronically.
- Request official transcripts of all college coursework. Transcript request forms may be found here. The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the MS in MIS program is 2.80 or equivalent score on a 4.00 scale. Applicants should have the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree.
- International applicants who do not have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, English-speaking Africa, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit TOEFL and GMAT (or GRE) scores.
- The minimum TOEFL requirement for the MS in MIS program is 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 79 (Internet-based) / 6.5 IELTS.
- There is no minimum GMAT (or GRE) requirement, but the applicant's score will be one factor used in evaluating the student's portfolio.
- Interview (optional): Although not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange for an interview with one or more members of the Graduate Program Committee by directly contacting the Committee Chairperson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Telephone interviews are highly recommended for applicants outside the local area.
UNO Application Deadlines
The deadline for submitting an application for fall admission is July 1. The deadline for spring admission is December 1. The deadline for summer admission is April 1.
Application Procedures for track (1) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Management, Communication and Information Technology (MCiT) from Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria. Please visit this link for MCI admission.
Application Procedures for track (2) with a Masters in Management Information Systems from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (TUBS). Web site will be made available soon.
Thirty six hours are required for completion of the MS in MIS program.
UNO Application Deadlines
All students (MCI and UNO, TUBS and UNO) in the international dual degree track will be required to complete a graduate thesis. A supervisory committee consisting of three members will be required. At least one member from the partner school will be a member of the committee. The committee will be chaired jointly by a faculty member from both MCI or TUBS and UNO.
Student Scholarship Support and Tuition
The College intends to provide one to two graduate fellowships either through grant funding, private donations and/or through college resources to initially support this program. Tuition reciprocitythrough the already established sibling university partnership will be utilized to waive tuition for the students admitted to this program.
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