MIS graduate programs ranked in the top 20 by US News & World Report

US News and World Report

The Fox graduate programs in Management Information Systems were ranked top 20 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report rankings of top information systems programs for 2016 (note: link requires login). The Fox graduate programs in MIS include the MBA in Information Technology Management (ITM) and the MS in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber-Security (ITACS).

In the 2016 ranking which is based on data collected in 2015, the Fox graduate programs in MIS were ranked 16th in the nation. Fox MIS moved up 6 slots from the previous rank of 22nd.

The top ranking follows a comprehensive program review in which FOX MIS was named ‘a major national player’ in 2014. In 2015, the department garnered a No. 1 Research ranking for faculty research productivity publications in top journals.

“We are very proud of our industry aligned graduate programs in MIS” said Munir Mandviwalla, Chair of the Fox School’s Management Information Systems department. 

“These programs offer industry leading topics such as analytics, IT audit, cyber-security, and design tied to certifications and industry sponsored competitions resulting in 100% placement for the MS in IT audit & cyber-security,” said Mandviwalla.

Top 15 (again!)

US News and World Report – Fox BBA in MIS

For the third 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) is listed in the 2015 US News and World Report Undergraduate Business Specialties Ranking (note: link requires login). In the 2015 ranking, which is based on data from 2014, FOX MIS moved up one slot to 13th in the United States.

The top 15 ranking follows a comprehensive program review in which FOX MIS was named ‘a major national player’. In 2014, the department garnered a No. 1 Research ranking for publications in top journals by the Association for Information Systems.

The FOX BBA in MIS is one of the most innovative undergraduate MIS programs in the nation and focuses on producing digital business innovators.

Strengths of the program include: AIS student participation, e-portfolios, 100% placement, point system for encouraging participation, culture of friendly competition, and enthusiasm for the major.

MIS Program Review, 2014

BBA in MIS students learn how to analyze systems, requirements, enterprise architecture, and digital innovation strategy, and unlike many other programs, students also learn how to build digital business models, storyboard and code new ideas, and apply analytics to identify new opportunities.

Mart Doyle, Assistant Chair and Program Director

The FOX BBA in MIS is pioneering a continuous professional achievement program that encourages and rewards students who invest in learning how to network, personal growth, and individual brand management.

Munir Mandviwalla, Associate Professor and Chair

The FOX School’s MIS department named “a major national player” by review team

FOX MIS Major National PlayerThe Fox School of Business’s Department of Management Information Systems was named “a major national player” in a report by a review team that systematically evaluated the department.

The review team included internationally recognized professors from Oklahoma State University and The University of Texas at Austin. The reviewers were selected by Temple University’s Office of the Provost based upon their stature in the MIS discipline. According to the team which submitted a report after evaluating a self-study document and following a two-day site visit: “The MIS department at Temple is one of the best examples of how good leadership and investment can create a stellar program in such a short time.”

Jodi_Levine_LaufgrabenAccording to Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research who oversees the review process: “Temple University implemented Periodic Program Review in 2003 and since that time has conducted over 90 reviews.  Now in our second cycle, the program review process gives us the opportunity to evaluate the quality of our academic programs while also providing advice on strategic opportunities for further improvement.”

The review team evaluated departmental research performance, noting: “Faculty in MIS at Fox have achieved national reputation and catapulted the MIS department to a very high rank in terms of research publications.”

Moshe Porat“I am very grateful to the review team for their comprehensive and positive report,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat, who decided to form the MIS department in 2000. “It is a great honor to receive accolades for our MIS department from such distinguished scholars representing major national universities.”

The team met students and reviewed the MIS academic programs. “Students in the MIS department at Fox are the major beneficiaries of all the exciting activities and initiatives underway,” the report stated. “These include an innovative curriculum, internships, industry interactions, professional development opportunities, and placements.”

The review team recommended areas for improvement, including hiring more faculty, creating endowed chairs and investing further in analytics. Finally, the review team commended the department for excellent relationships with industry through an active advisory board, innovative research centers and institutes, vibrant professional faculty and visionary, stable, and collaborative departmental leadership.

MIS ranks number 1 in the world for research (again!)

The research output of the Fox School of Business’ Management Information Systems (MIS) Department has been ranked No. 1 in the world (again!) in the 2013 update of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) publications database. The department was ranked first for the five year period 2009-13 for publications in the top four MIS journals, maintaining the leading position it has held for four years.

The analysis also ranked Paul A. Pavlou, the Milton T. Stauffer Professor of Information Technology and Strategy, as one of the Top 3 MIS researchers in the world for the same five-year period in the top two MIS journals. Fox Associate Professor of Marketing and MIS Angelika Dimoka, and MIS Professor Youngjin Yoo, who directs Temple’s Center for Design+Innovation and is principal investigator on the university’s Urban Apps and Maps Studios, also ranked in the Top 15.

“We congratulate these faculty – and our MIS Department as a whole – as our school and university join in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said.

The rankings were generated in March 2014 using a database created by the AIS, the premier global organization for information systems. Full rankings are at http://www.vvenkatesh.com/isranking/index.asp.

“MIS at Fox is a special place; we have the best researchers in the world, the most innovative curriculum and awesome students who continue to excel in a very supportive environment,” founding Chair Munir Mandviwalla said.

In addition to the Fox MIS Department’s research rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Fox School’s undergraduate MIS program No. 14 in the nation, and the Fox MIS student chapter is the AIS 2013 Chapter of the Year. 

FOX BBA in MIS moves into the Top 15 in US News and World Report

US News BBA in MIS Top15

The Fox School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration Major in Management Information Systems has moved into the Top 15  in the recently released 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs – Business Specialties ranking. The Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) program climbed three spots from No. 17 in the country to No. 14th. Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is ranked 58th in the nation. This is the third consecutive year that the BBA in MIS has made the U.S. News ranking and the third consecutive positive move up in the rankings!

The Top 15 status places the program in elite top 1% of all 1300 undergraduate MIS programs in the United States.

The ranking follows and continues the premier status of the Fox School’s Department of Management Information Systems, whose research output has been ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2012 update of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) publications survey. The department was ranked first for the period 2009-12, maintaining the leading position it has held for three years.

The Temple MIS Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter – the first ever – has been an Outstanding Chapter for three consecutive years and has earned first or second place in each of the categories it entered at the AIS international student-chapter competition.

The full U.S. News and World Report rankings are available at www.usnews.com/colleges (note: requires subscription)

MBA ITM ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report MBA ITM

The Fox MBA in Information Technology Management (MBA ITM) was ranked 22nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 edition of Best Graduate Programs in Information Systems (link will require membership to view).

This is an amazing achievement and follows the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Fox BBA in MIS in the top 20 for 2012, and the 2010 No. 1, 2011 No. 3 in the world ranking for research by the Association for Information Systems (AIS), top 10 in the U.S. ranking for the BBA in MIS by TechRepublic.com in 2008-2009, and top 10 for research by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2007-2008.

U.S. News applies a reputational survey methodology, AIS and The Chronicle of Higher Education research rankings apply objective publication data, and TechRepublic actually evaluated our program.  The diversity of methodologies means that the Fox School’s MIS department continues to excel at the highest possible level and across multiple dimensions.

The Fox School’s Professional MBA was ranked at No. 47 (read more…).

Paul Pavlou ranked No. 1 in the world for 2011

Paul PavlouProfessor Paul A. Pavlou has been ranked as the top MIS researcher in the world for 2011. The ranking generated through the Association for Information Systems (AIS) publication database is based on an analysis of publications in the top two journals in the field – MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

Pavlou is an associate professor of MIS, a Stauffer Senior Research Fellow, and director of Fox’s PhD Program in Business Administration. His research, which focuses on electronic commerce, digital business strategy, research methods and NeuroIS, has been cited more than 7,000 times by Google Scholar. He is currently working on strategic pricing of IT services in global online marketplaces, social media, open innovation, and consumer surplus in online IT outsourcing markets.

In 2011, Fox’s MIS Department ranked third in the world for publications in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research and ranked first globally in 2010. U.S. News & World Report also ranks the department among the Top 20 MIS programs in the nation.

“This distinction for Paul and the MIS faculty once again demonstrates the Fox School’s commitment to excellence in thought leadership and research productivity,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “We congratulate our MIS Department and join in celebrating this achievement.”

FoxMIS is number 1 worldwide for research

The research output of the Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department was ranked number 1 worldwide in 2010! This is based on an analysis of publications in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) and Information Systems Research (ISR) in a database published by the Association of Information Systems and edited by Professor Venkatesh at University of Arkansas. MISQ and ISR are the two top journals in the field of information systems. The Fox School’s MIS department was ahead of University of Maryland (ranked 2nd) and Emory University and University of British Columbia (both ranked 3rd).

Temple stays number 1 in 2010 if the analysis is expanded to include Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) – a journal that is often considered to be a top journal in many institutions and it remains number 1 when the analysis is further expanded to include Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) and Information Systems Journal (ISJ). The last two journals are major journals in Europe and including them in the analysis further affirms the worldwide nature of the ranking.

The above success is indicative of the excellence of FoxMIS faculty who were also ranked at the top of their field in the same database. Professor Youngjin Yoo is ranked number 1, Paul Pavlou is 2nd, Angelika Dimoka is 7th, David Schuff is 15th and Susan Mudambi 28th in 2010 if the analysis includes the two top journals of MISQ and ISR.  Yoo is number 2, Pavlou is 5th, Dimoka 10th, Schuff 24th, and Sunil Wattal and Munir Mandviwalla 34th, and Mudambi 47th, if the analysis is expanded to include JMIS.  

In a cumulative analysis of the last 3 or 5 years and focusing on ISR and MISQ, FoxMIS is ranked 3rd and 5th respectively worldwide. Overall, the analysis and ranking demonstrate the excellence of the Fox School’s MIS department and its emergence as a worldwide leader in the information systems field.

The complete list of universities for 2010 and focusing only on the top two MIS journals of MISQ and ISR is listed below. The database is available online through:

http://home.aisnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=345

Top-100 Rankings of Schools (2010-2010)

Source: http://home.aisnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=345
The rankings are based on the journals selected: MISQ, ISR

RankUniversityNormal CountAdjusted CountCountry
1Temple University (Fox School of Business and Management)95.67USA
2University of Maryland (Robert H Smith School of Business)53USA
3Emory University (Goizueta Business School)62.5USA
3University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business)52.5Canada
5University of Connecticut (School of Business)42.33USA
5University of Georgia (Terry College of Business)42.33USA
7University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business)62.17USA
8University of Washington (Michael G Foster School of Business)42USA
9Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz School)31.67USA
9McGill University (Desautels Faculty of Management)41.67Canada
11New York University (Leonard N Stern School of Business)21.5USA
11University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)31.5USA
11Washington State University (College of Business and Economics)21.5USA
14Boston University (Boston University School of Management)21.33USA
14Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (School of Business and Management)21.33China
14Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Business Administration)31.33Canada
17University of Michigan (Stephen M Ross School of Business)21.25USA
18University of Texas at Dallas (School of Management)21.17USA
19City University of Hong Kong (College of Business)21.13China
19University of Arizona (Eller College of Management)21.13USA
21University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management)41.12USA
22Georgia State University (J Mack Robinson College of Business)31.03USA
23Brigham Young University (Marriott School of Management)21USA
23Georgia Institute of Technology (DuPree College of Management)21USA
23University of Arkansas (Sam M Walton College of Business)21USA
23University of Auckland (Faculty of Business and Economics)11New Zealand
23University of Maryland (College of Information Studies)11USA
23University of Oulu (Department of Information Processing Science)11Finland
23Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Pamplin College of Business)11USA
30Indian School of Business (Srini Raju Center for IT and the Networked Economy)20.96India

Fox MIS community site showcased at WordPress.org

wordpressshowcaseThe ground breaking Fox MIS community site has been selected to be showcased at the main WordPress.org site.

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Paul Pavlou ranked top 5 in research worldwide

Pavlou_smallPaul Pavlou was ranked in the top five of researchers in information systems worldwide based on an analysis of publications in the top 3 information systems journals (Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), and Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)).  Please view the full article for complete details.

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