UA Meets Cybersecurity Needs

March 18, 2015

The management information systems department, or MIS, in the UA's Eller College of Management is ranked third nationally among graduate information-systems programs by U.S. News & World Report and boasts a 100 percent placement rate for graduates of its master’s program.

"There’s an incredible need for people with cybersecurity expertise," says Paulo Goes, head of the MIS department and Salter Distinguished Professor of Technology and Management. "The big four consulting firms are all recruiting here."

Demand also is high from students for the master’s degree in MIS. The program was able to accommodate only 90 students from the 1,300 applications it received this year. An online version of the degree, which launched in 2013, serves an additional cohort of students, and the department also offers multiple certifications from the National Security Agency’s Committee on National Security Systems.

The UA has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, or NCAEIAE, since 2009 and recently had that designation renewed through 2021.