Management Information Systems is the study of the design, implementation, management and use of information technology applications in organizations.
The Management Information Systems (MIS) Division of the Sauder School of Business at UBC is recognized as one of the world’s leading MIS programs for research productivity. We offer different levels of programs in Business Technology Management (BTM) - a management program that seeks to unify business and technology decision-making at every level in an enterprise.
The programs train students to be capable of implementing information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.
BCom BTM Co-op option
The Sauder Business Co-op Program gives Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students the opportunity to integrate classroom learning with 12 months of paid work experience in their chosen field. Students alternate four- and eight-month paid work terms (for a total of 12 months of work experience) with their academic studies.
Business Technology Management (BTM) students entering their 2nd year, can apply to the Co-op program.
BCom BTM option
If you’re interested in computers and management, this option could be a great fit. It provides a big picture of the Information Systems area, with hands on lab experience. As a BTM graduate you could work in a variety of industries since most need IT to support their business needs.
For students who are interested in acquiring a deeper technical knowledge, BTM Option courses can be combined with Computer Science courses.
The Master of Science (MSc) program in MIS is intended for students who want to obtain specialized education in Management Information Systems and the use of Information Technologies in business for the purpose of continuing their studies towards a PhD degree in MIS.
The PhD Program in MIS in terms of its reputation, research record and research grants received, stands at the top of Canadian business schools and at the very top rank in the international arena. A recent assessment of research productivity showed that the UBC MIS program ranks 6th in the world among public universities, and 9th overall, in terms of publications in top MIS journals.