Management Information Systems Department

Welcome to the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department, where we strive to create a world-class educational experience that produces graduates who are well-equipped to thrive in today's dynamic business environment.

At our department, we are committed to delivering a competency-based curriculum that evolves in sync with the changing business landscape. Our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the organizations they serve. We take pride in the success of our students, as demonstrated by our impressive student internship placements, graduation rates, job placements, and salaries.

At MIS, we are at the forefront of research on cutting-edge topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), digital innovation, and transformation. Our faculty members are actively engaged in conducting research that explores the potential of these emerging technologies to transform business operations, drive growth, and enhance digital experiences.

Our approach to research is grounded in real-world problem-solving. We seek external grant funding and conduct both basic and applied research to advance creative solutions for the issues faced by organizations today. Our findings are disseminated to assist businesses, non-profits, and government entities in fulfilling their missions. Our success is reflected in the real-world impact of our solutions, external grant funding, and our publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

At MIS, we are committed to aligning our initiatives with the greater mission of the Fowler College of Business and San Diego State University. We work collaboratively with other departments and colleges to promote interdisciplinary research and education, resulting in innovative programs and knowledge creation.

Join us at the MIS department, and experience a dynamic, engaging, and supportive learning environment that is committed to your success. With our industry-aligned curriculum, cutting-edge research, and collaborative approach, you'll be well-equipped to pursue your goals and make a positive impact in your chosen field. 

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The purpose of the MIS Advisory Board (AB) is to serve as a bridge between the business community and the MIS Department of the SDSU Fowler College of Business. Specific objectives of the AB are to:

  • Enrich the education of MIS students through interactions with business professionals,internships, and the facilitation of job-seeking activities;
  • Provide guidance on the curriculum encountered by SDSU students so as to improve the value of graduates for employment in the San Diego economy;
  • Support the solicitation and cultivation of private philanthropic support for the MIS department;
  • Connect faculty with the business community to increase the impact of their research and the relevance of their course content;
  • Guide the department in strategic planning to help ensure that the San Diego region remains viable for economic growth in the technology sector by supporting the development of a business-technology workforce.

Meet the Advisory Board

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Board Chair Managing Director

Thad Gustafson

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Christopher Barra, Program Manager at YouTube
Lead Global Program Manager

Christopher Barra

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Arpad Hevizi
VP of Digital Value Creation

Arpad Hevizi

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VP, Information Technology/CIO

Michael J. Gaudi

Inseego Corp
Retired President

Ray Glass

MBR Ventures, Inc.
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Director of Productivity and Quality

Michele Gorostiza

'98 Public Administration
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Chief Information Officer

Dave Henderson

Millennium Health 
’98 Information Systems
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Head of Quality Assurance North America

Lynne Ketchie

SAP Digital Business Services 
’90 Information Systems 
’92 MSBA
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Threat Intelligence Manager

Tanner Martin

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Director IT

Robert Loreto

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Chief Technology Officer

Erez Nir

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Chris Pendleton

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Steve Phillpott

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Director Global IT & Cyber

David Samara

RSI Security
Jim Reisweber

Jim Reisweber

American Red Cross
'78 Information Systems

MIS Programs

Bachelor of Science (BS)
MIS Minor
Master of Science (MS)
MBA Specialization
Master of Science (MS)
MBA Specialization
MBA Specialization
Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate

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San Diego, CA 92182-8230

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