Gordon Burtch (Ph.D., 2013), Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Sciences and Lawrence Fellow, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management received the 2017 Association for Information Systems – AIS Early Career Award. Gord is one of five recipients worldwide. He also received the 2017 Information Systems Society Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Gord is a Temple MIS alum who was advised by Dr. Sunil Wattal.
For the sixth year in a row, the Fox School’s Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) Bachelor of Business Administration major in Management Information Systems (BBA MIS) made the US News and World Report Undergraduate Business Specialties national ranking. In the 2018 ranking, which is based on data from 2017, Temple MIS was ranked 14th in the United States. Also for the sixth year in a row, the BBA MIS is the only ranked MIS program among public university’s in the region.
The top 15 undergraduate ranking follows the top 20 (16th in the nation) ranking of the Fox MIS graduate programs by US News and World Report for 2018 including the MS in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber-Security (ITACS), and MS Digital Innovation in Marketing. The program rankings follow the No. 2 in the world research ranking of MIS faculty in 2017.
The Fox BBA in MIS is a STEM major that produces digital business innovators and has achieved 100% placement for the last six years. Fox MIS students are highly sought after because the program emphasizes academics as well as professional development.
Two MIS student teams won big at the Eighth Annual Association for Information Systems (AIS), Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 13-15, 2017.
1st Place – AmerisourceBergen Analytics Challenge (Analysis Track)
2nd Place – Security Case Study
The above two competitions included two phases. In the first phase, student teams submitted entries virtually. The finalists were chosen from the virtual entries and invited to present their work for another round of judging at the above conference. Other finalists included University of Georgia, Roger Williams University, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Florida International University, Brigham Young University, and others.
Detmar W. Straub, Institute for Business and Information Technology Research Professor, was ranked 12th worldwide and Paul A. Pavlou, Milton F. Stauffer Professor and Senior Associate Dean, 22nd according to a new cumulative (‘lifetime’) research citation ranking termed the ‘h-index’ that measures both productivity and impact.
The study, published by the University of Arizona, analyzed the research of about 400 information systems scholars worldwide. In the analysis, Dr. Straub received an H-index of 61, while Dr. Pavlou received 49.
Previously, Dr. Pavlou was ranked first in the world for publications in the two top Management Information Systems (MIS) journals, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. Thomson Reuters has recognized him as one of “the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.”
Dr. Straub, is past two-term Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly, recipient of the prestigious lifetime LEO award from the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and has been a keynote speaker more than 20 times in academic conferences worldwide.
For the third consecutive year, U.S. News ranked the Fox School as one of the nation’s top-20 providers of graduate business programs in information systems. The Fox School’s Management Information Systems graduate programs continue to receive stellar national rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The programs include the Master of Science – Information Technology Auditing & Cyber-Security (MS ITACS), and the recently launched Master of Science – Digital Innovation in Marketing (MS DIM). The above programs were ranked 16th in the nation.
MS DIM, a collaborative effort between MIS and Marketing, produces leaders in driving technology-enabled transformation of the marketing function. The 100% online program for domestic working students provides high engagement and professional development on an innovative proprietary online platform. The program started with 32 students in the first year, grew to 37 in the second, retained 94%, and graduated 91% of the first cohort in 16 months. In contrast, the graduation rate of ranked online US News MBA programs is 63%. A 14-member industry council chaired by Lori Greene, Founder LPG Enterprises, guides the program.
MS ITACS, started more than five years ago in close collaboration with industry, was one of the first to be aligned to the ISACA model curriculum which leads to the internationally recognized Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). ITACS also offers a unique cyber-security track aligned to the Information System Security Professional certification (CISSP),that emphasizes strong technical skills in the context of risk analysis, threat identification, remediation, communication, and governance. ITACS has grown rapidly to 90 students in fall 2016 and features close to 95% cumulative placement and CISA or CISSP exam pass rate. A 16-member industry council chaired by Kapish Vanvaria, Manager, EY, guides the program.
Over the last five years, the Temple University Fox School Management Information Systems (MIS) Department has been ranked number 1, 2, or 3 in the world for research productivity in top ‘A’ journals by the Association for Information Systems.
In the 2016 update of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Research Ranking Service, Fox MIS was ranked number 2 for publications in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) and Information Systems Research (ISR) for the 2014-2016 period.
Previously, Fox MIS achieved the number 1 rank in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010, while receiving the third rank in 2011.
The Association for Information Systems honored Atish Banerjea, Chief Information Officer, Facebook, and Fox School ’91 alum, with the inaugural Association for Information Systems Leadership Excellence Award on December 12, 2016 at the 37th Annual International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Banerjea also delivered the keynote address at the conference while accepting the award.
Banerjea was recognized for his distinguished leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems. Renowned for his extensive experience in adapting to succeed in the rapidly-changing technology landscape, his new role puts him in charge of Facebook’s global IT functions.
“Atish is at the forefront of the ongoing digital revolution that is transforming both business and higher education,” said AIS President, Jason Thatcher. “He is a fantastic role model for IS students and his success in digital transformation resonates with the research focus of much of the IS academic community.”
Banerjea has previously served as Executive Vice President and CIO for NBCUniversal where he leveraged digital technologies to drive change, constructing a networked infrastructure that positioned IT as a partner capable of substantively contributing to the company’s strategic aims.
Banerjea also served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Dex One Corporation, where he led a major redesign of that company’s IT functions, helping to transform Dex One from a print-centric business to a digital media marketing company. Prior to that, Mr. Banerjea served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Pearson, where he was responsible for the global planning and management of IT. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Hibu, Inc, a digital marketing firm, and Nelson Education, Canada’s leading educational publisher, and is also a member of the Fox IT advisory board at Temple University.
For the fifth year in a row, the Fox School’s Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) Bachelor of Business Administration major in Management Information Systems (BBA MIS) made the US News and World Report Undergraduate Business Specialties national ranking. In the 2017 ranking, which is based on data from 2016, Temple MIS was ranked 14th in the United States. Also for the fifth year in a row, the BBA MIS is the only ranked MIS program among public university’s in the region.
The top 15 undergraduate ranking follows the top 15 ranking of the Fox MIS graduate programs by US News and World Report for 2017 including the MS in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber-Security (ITACS), and MS Digital Innovation in Marketing. The program rankings follow the No. 1 in the world research ranking of MIS faculty in 2016.
The Fox BBA in MIS is a STEM major that produces digital business innovators and has achieved 100% placement for the last five years. Students in the program learn and continuously develop their professional skills on a proprietary platform.
The research output of the Temple University Fox School Management Information Systems (MIS) Department continued to be ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2015 update of the rankings based on Association for Information Systems’ (AIS) List of High-quality Journals, specifically Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) and Information Systems Research (ISR) for the 2013-2015 period. See http:/www.myvisionresearch.com/rankings, My Vision Research. The 2015 update was released in late spring 2016.
Temple MIS tied for the number 1 spot with City University of Hong Kong and The University of Texas at Dallas. The analysis focused on Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) and Information Systems Research (ISR), which are the acknowledged top two ‘A’ journals in the field.
Fox MIS also achieved the number 1 rank in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010 (third in 2011).
The Fox graduate programs in Management Information Systems including the Master of Science in Information Technology Audit and Cyber-Security (ITACS), new online Master of Science Digital Innovation in Marketing (MS DIM), and Information Technology Management concentration (ITM) of the Fox MBA were ranked top 15 in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top information systems programs for 2017.
In the 2017 ranking which is based on data collected in 2016, the above programs were ranked 14th in the nation (tied with University of Michigan). Fox MIS moved up 2 slots from the previous rank of 16th in the nation.
The overall 14th in the nation ranking translates into 9th nationally among public universities and 1st regionally among public universities.
“ITACS is quickly becoming a national leader in producing business savvy IT audit and cyber-security professionals; the demand for these individuals is intense in today’s digital centric economy in which internal and external threats continue to multiply,” said Munir Mandviwalla, Chair of the Fox School’s Management Information Systems department.
“The success of the new online Digital Innovation in Marketing is particularly gratifying as it is the first 100% online program that integrates high engagement, networking, and professional development into a streamlined 16 month degree,” said Mandviwalla.