The Master of Computer Information Systems at CSU's College of Business is a 33-credit program offered both on campus and online. The program provides a rigorous education for those with technical backgrounds, while also accommodating an extended learning cycle for those new to the field. In both cases, this technical degree will complement your drive to achieve more and give you the tools to get ahead and stay ahead.
Our graduates find success industry wide and the program has a 99 percent job placement record. The demand for skilled professionals in technology and leadership is outpacing the supply in the market, and that gap is expected to increase. The labor market for computer information systems managers in particular is expected to grow 12 percent by 2026, which is faster than average for all occupations.
A computer information systems degree will build upon your technical know-how and instill the best practices in programs like Linux, Java, SAP and more. You’ll also learn what it takes to lead and gain a strong foundation of the fundamental concepts and trends in IT and programming.
US News & World Report released its 2020 rankings and our Online Master of Computer Information Systems achieved No. 24 overall, No. 14 among public universities, and is No. 1 in Colorado. Whether online or on campus, you’ll learn from top business and IT faculty under an AACSB-accredited curriculum – a credential achieved by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.
Program at a Glance
||Face to face or online (all classes are recorded for on-campus and online students to view)
||Fort Collins, Colorado, or anywhere
||Three semesters (full time) or up to five years (part time)
||August and January
||On-Campus: Classes two to five days a week, Monday-Friday
Online: Self-paced lectures in step with class assignments
||33 (15 core, 18 elective)
On diploma: Master of Computer Information Systems
On transcript: Master of Computer Information Systems, major in Computer Information Systems
New Cybersecurity Center and Courses on the Horizon
The College of Business is responding to market demand for cutting-edge research and educational needs in cybersecurity and data privacy. A new law in Colorado has allocated funding to establish education around issues of cybersecurity and blockchain. The College of Business is collaborating with other CSU colleges to create a future cybersecurity center. The center will provide education for both on- and off-campus students around cybersecurity and data encryption issues, including the addition of a cybersecurity data analytics course.