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Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS)

Concentrations in Business Intelligence/Analytics, Web Management, Information Security Management, Enterprise Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Learning Technology.

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The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS) is a 36 credit-hour degree program at Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS). Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the MMIS degree program focuses on the application of information technology to the collection, retention, and dissemination of information for management planning and decision making. This program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.

The security concentration is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school’s certified graduate courses, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students.

Program Sheet (pdf)


Students can select to take online or on-campus classes. Online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. NSU utilizes Blackboard as the learning management system to deliver online course content. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale and in Tampa (via videoconference). Each on-campus class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 16 weeks in the fall and winter terms and 14 weeks in the summer term.


A graduate with a M.S. in Management Information Systems will have the ability to (1) communicate management information systems concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally; (2) apply knowledge of management information systems to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems; (3) identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of management information systems; (4) evaluate software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms. 


This MMIS degree is designed for students with undergraduate majors in management information systems, computer information systems, information technology, business administration, or a related field, and having knowledge and significant experience in computer applications.

Students who cannot demonstrate competence in programming in a high-level language such as C, C++, or Java must take MMIS 501 Introduction to Java Programming.

This course is in addition to the required 36 credit hours at the 600 level. MMIS 501 must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level; however, some exceptions may be permitted by the program director.

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The program requires 36 credit hours, drawn from 12 courses including 5 core courses, 3 to 5 concentration courses, and 2 to 4 electives.

Core Courses (required)


Choose one additional required core course from below, which may also count toward the
chosen concentration.


Concentration Options (choose one of the following concentrations)



Open Electives and/or Thesis.

Students will take two to four additional courses, depending on the concentration, to complete their 36-credit hour curriculum. These open electives may be selected from any courses prefixed MMIS, RESD, or MITE. Students who elect a thesis replace six open elective credits with six thesis credits.

Option for Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program

This option provides the opportunity for master’s students in management information systems to earn the Ph.D. in information systems in a shorter time. In addition to the requirements specified in the section Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program, the student must have completed all required courses for the program core and the chosen concentration.

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School Overview


Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.