The power of computer technology is unparalleled, as is corporate demand for qualified, educated professionals who can successfully manage rapidly changing technologies. Companies are seeking employees with solid business skills and the ability to adapt quickly to change. The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems prepares working professionals to succeed in information systems careers by providing exactly the skills that businesses demand from their managers: value and versatility.
The MSCIS program incorporates fundamental information systems principles, today’s applications and tomorrow’s leading-edge approaches. Because of the program’s unique combination of courses, MSCIS graduates have both the technical background and the innovative know-how to solve problems, implement solutions, streamline processes and increase productivity.
The MSCIS curriculum was designed based on industry demand. It combines Computer Information Systems courses with classes in the Management and the Information Systems concentrations of the Master of Business Administration program. Students also attend Special Topics courses that address contemporary information systems issues. Graduates of the MSCIS program have a thorough, far-reaching knowledge of computer information systems principles.
The MSCIS program is a cohort program, delivered in 14-week sessions, approximately seven class hours per week, one 14-week session and two seven-week sessions per term, three terms per year. This enables students who take consecutive courses to complete the 36-hour course requirements in four semesters. Students progress through the curriculum as part of an intact learning community.