The CSU College of Business’s Master of Computer Information Systems was ranked the No. 1 online information technology program in the state for the third year in a row by US News & World Report. The program’s high marks in an increasingly competitive field also landed it the No. 21 spot in the nation among public institutes and No. 14 for veterans.
The rankings reflect high levels of engagement and student participation, with opportunities to easily interact with instructors and peers online. The program’s faculty expertise, innovative learning technologies, student excellence and expert opinions also weighed favorably in its high ranking.
“This ranking is an acknowledgement of the dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff to support student success by offering a relevant and flexible curriculum and fostering a collaborative learning environment. I couldn’t be more proud to see the program recognized,” Leo Vijayasarathy, Department of Computer Information Systems chair, said.
The Online Master of Computer Information Systems (OMCIS) program mirrors the on-campus curriculum using cutting-edge lecture capture technology, expanding access for students to enter the fast-growing IT field with in-demand skills and strong job prospects. The program boasts a 99% job placement rate for its graduates as demand for skilled professionals in technology and leadership outpaces supply.
Best online grad IT program nationwide, US News and World Report
Media annual wage for CIS managers in 2019
Half our students start the program with limited technology backgrounds
Information Technology for a Better World
In advancing the College’s vision of using business for a better world, students in the OMCIS develop the skills to protect critical data from cyberattacks, harness business intelligence to solve programs and enhance decision-making, develop custom business applications and manage complex IT projects.
The Center for Inclusive Computing jointly awarded $600,000 to the College of Business’s Computer Information Systems department and CSU’s Computer Science for maintaining a strong commitment to increasing the representation of women in computing.
“We see women taking a more active role in shaping the future of technology and its applications –ultimately connecting business and technology in innovative ways to move our society forward,” Vijayasarathy said.