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September 19, 2012

Ohio Univeristy’s Management Informtion Systems ranked No. 6 in Bloomberg Businessweek 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program in Ohio University’s College of Business was ranked sixth nationwide in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek annual ranking of the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty.” The rankings were released this summer.

“We are extremely proud of being ranked as one of the best in the country,” said College of Business Dean Hugh Sherman. “This distinction places our MIS program as the best in Ohio and strengthens the reputation of the college.”

This is the first time BusinessWeek has conducted speciality rankings and included management information systems.

“This ranking is a testament of our successful understanding of the management information systems profession and will allow us to continue to provide students with both conceptual knowledge and applied skills that make them immediately employable in the job market,” said Thom Luce, chair of the MIS program.

The specialty rankings are calculated using survey data collected as part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking of the top undergraduate business programs. Senior business students from the participating schools were asked to assign grades to their business programs in the 14 specialty areas: microeconomics, entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, sustainability, macroeconomics, operations management, accounting, quantitative methods, finance, marketing, corporate strategy, business law and information systems. Based on those grades, scores were calculated for each of the ranked schools in each area.

The MIS program has been recognized as a program of excellence and is a recipient of an Academic Challenge grant by the Ohio Board of Regents. The College of Business has over 150 computer stations with latest technology available for student use 80 hours each week in its four instructional labs.

The full Bloomberg Businessweek story, including complete rankings in each specialty, is available http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/ugtable_3-20.html.

For more information on the MIS program, visit: http://cob.ohio.edu/mis.

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