Program Overview

You are invited to join the most rapidly growing profession in the business community. Exploding computer technology will continue to be the number one job opportunity for at least the next 10 years.

The Computer Information Systems Department (CIS) offers a challenging and rewarding academic program that is at the cutting edge of real-world computer applications. Information systems courses include hands-on experience in business computing, problem solving, networking, database software applications; programming language courses in Visual Basic, Java, and PHP; and operating systems courses such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux.

Advanced study is offered in systems analysis and design, database design and administration, telecommunications, local and wide-area networking, data mining, ERP, and Web administration and application development. Internships are available for students to obtain real-world experience in the information systems area.

Our 15 experienced, full-time faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching, student development, career planning, student advising, and applied research. A chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is sponsored by the department. Opportunities for resume building through real design and applications projects are provided for all CIS seniors. We prepare our graduates for today’s competitive job market.

We have signed agreements with Community College of Denver and Community College of Aurora to engage in 2+2 programs where students after completing their CIS programs can transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver and continue their studies towards a bachelor degree.

The CIS Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.)

College of Business

The College of Business offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Computer Information Systems,  Finance, Management, and Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. These programs provide a broad background applicable to almost any career, as well as an in-depth knowledge in the selected major. All our programs are available in the evenings for the convenience of nontraditional students. The high quality of our programs is reflected in graduates who have distinguished themselves in business and other professions. They occupy positions ranging from chief executive officer to certified public accountant.


Requests for an admission application can be made online at:

or mail a request for a catalog to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 16 P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 615-0660


Students may transfer academic credit from other schools to the College of Business. The actual number of credits transferred is subject to university policies, articulation agreements with community colleges, and an evaluation of course credit by the academic departments in the school. Students from Colorado community colleges may request a helpful information brochure by calling the College of Business at (303) 556-3245.