Dual Degree: MS MIS & MBA
Dual Degree: MS MIS & MBA
In today's context of a globally integrated and interdependent businesses, ubiquitous information technologies, and mobile workforce, it is critical that graduate education provide students opportunities to develop integrated business and technology skills. This track is designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from two perspectives - Business Administration and Management Information Systems. The dual degree program requires 55 hours of course work beyond foundation requirements. Students who wish to pursue this option will need to work closely with an adviser to develop an integrated plan of study at an early stage. Students who complete the dual degree program will receive two degrees, two diplomas, and will have both degrees recorded on their transcript.
Admission into the MIS & MBA Program
Students will be admitted jointly for the MS in MIS and the MBA programs under this track. The MBA and MS in MIS graduate program committee chairs will coordinate the admission process between the two programs.
As a student interested in the dual MBA/MIS program, your first step is to apply to the Graduate College via the UNO application for admission. Full application procedures, as well as the requirements for admission, are available here.
The degree requirements for the dual MBA and MS in MIS program include the completion of 55 semester hours of graduate credit beyond foundation courses identified at the time of admission. These hours will be completed as follows. Please note that if a core course is waived due to the student's undergraduate major, the student will be required to take an additional elective course to replace the waived course. For a complete description of the program, click here.
Core Courses: 38 credit hours
- MBA program: 20 hours required
- MS in MIS program: 18 hours required
Electives: 12 credit hours from a focus area
- Students will select their electives from a chosen focus area with the help of their academic advisors.
Students must choose an exit option between a Thesis and Capstone
Capstone Classes option: 5 credit hours
- Students will complete the MBA program capstone course (BSAD 8800) and the MS MIS program capstone course (ISQA 8950).
- Students will be required to enroll in six hours of thesis credit either in the MBA program (BSAD 8990) or the MS in MIS program (ISQA 8990).
- The thesis must be in an area that relates to both the business administration and information systems domains.
- The Supervisory Committee must include at least one CBA faculty member and one ISQA faculty member.
A student must have completed a set of required basic courses. All MBA foundation courses must be completed either as an undergraduate student, prior to, or concurrent with enrollment in the first MBA course (BSAD 8060). MS in MIS foundation courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in the first MS in MIS course. The list of foundation courses is available in our catalog.
Plan of Study
Each student admitted to the dual degree option will, within the first semester of their enrollment, file a plan of study in close consultation with a graduate advisor.
In addition to UNO Graduate College Quality of Work Standards, Dual Degree (DD) students have additional quality of work restrictions. For the full list of expectations, please see the UNO Graduate Catalog.