Each student completes a total of 36 credit hours in MIS courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student can elect to either take 30 credit hours of coursework and complete a master-level thesis for 6 credit hours, or to complete 36 credit hours of course work. The student’s program will be selected in consultation with and approved by the student’s advisor and the department chair and may include up to two courses (four courses if the non-thesis option is selected) from supporting areas other than MIS, such as accounting, law, computer science, economics, social sciences, and management.
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
- Application to the Graduate College at UNLV
- Official transcripts of all college-level work
- Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale
- Official GMAT or GRE score. A score of 550 or higher is required on the GMAT or a score in the 50th percentile or higher is required on the general aptitude portion of the GRE.
The GMAT test score should be reflective of verbal and quantitative aptitude. GMAT or GRE scores over five years old are not accepted.
Individuals with deficiencies in their undergraduate background may be required to enroll in selected additional undergraduate courses to satisfy the M.S. degree requirements. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred into the program if taken recently from an AACSB accredited school.The department chair and the associate dean must approve any earned credits for transfer.
Individuals with degrees in disciplines other than business are required to take the following MBA core courses:
MBA 702 - Statistical Analysis ,
MBA 709 - Accounting for Managers ,
MBA 710 - Applied Economic Analysis ,
MBA 711 - Managerial Finance as prerequisites.
MBA 730 - Information Systems for Management is the prerequisite for all courses in this program. The department chair and the associate dean may waive some of these leveling courses for individuals with extensive business and information systems experience.
The application forms, fees, letters of recommendation, official transcripts, test results, and assistantship applications must be submitted to the Graduate College as outlined in this catalog. International students are required by the Graduate College to complete the TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (written) or 213 (computerized) or show comparable evidence of competence in English. International students should check with the Graduate College for current deadlines.