Computer Information Systems Major, B.S.
Bachelor of Science
As computers become more powerful and integrated into everything we do, society will need professionals who know how to apply and maintain the systems designed to make our jobs and lives easier. If you’re up to the challenge and want to be in an industry guaranteed to change constantly, a degree in Computer Information Systems will get you there.
The Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics offers an education that combines general business and modern technology that will fast-track you right into the heart of a fast-paced digital world. We are one of just two CIS programs in Colorado (and the only one at a public university) recognized by both AACSB and ABET, the world’s top business and computing accrediting agencies.
Our students gain hands-on experience with all the latest technologies, applied in the context of business work. We offer advanced studies across a huge range of areas – including cybersecurity (jointly offered by the departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics), business analytics, systems analysis, telecommunications, data mining and application development. Couple all this learning with some of the best internship opportunities in the state, and you have an ideal platform from which to launch a successful career.
If you are applying to MSU Denver, indicate business Intelligence as your major and identify whether you want to study fully online. (On-campus students can also take some online classes.)
You can complete the degree partially or completely online. All required classes can be completed online. You can also complete all College of Business core classes online, as well as your general education courses—and many exciting general electives in the College of Business and across campus. Not every class is offered online every semester, though, so be sure to discuss your options with an advisor.
If you are already a student, submit your request to the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, via the College of Business Declaration of Major/Minor Form.
“My professors were not only great teachers – they also offered a wealth of advice that helped me achieve my professional goals. I learned a great deal about the ever changing information systems landscape and had the opportunity to explore all possibilities.”
HR Solutions Director at Digital First Media
Dr. Maldonado has spent years in industry designing and implementing network solutions internationally. His work has been published in academic journals and he served as a leader for a national case study, “Research of Emergency Capacity Building,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Recent work includes his studies of social media use by emergency communicators.
Dr. Edgar Maldonado
Here’s where a BS in Computer Information Systems might take you:
Information officer, technologies manager, business systems analyst, user support specialist, database administrator, network administrator, telecommunications manager, and more.
The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, putting us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. This ensures a high-quality business education and great career prospects.Learn More
The CIS Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org) under the General Criteria and the Information Systems Program Criteria.Learn More