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A critical part of every business and organization — in every industry around the world — your future with computer information systems is limitless. The W. P. Carey business degree in computer information systems delivers the tools you need to meet rising demand for experts in systems analysis, business applications programming, business database design, and decision support across public, private, nonprofit, and government entities worldwide.
Computer information systems students learn to design, build, and maintain information systems that support both business operations and managerial decision-making, through courses like:
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply and diversify your information systems and business skills through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 45+ business clubs and organizations — including the Department of Information Systems Club (DISC) and a number of related professional associations.
Discover more ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:
The W. P. Carey degree in computer information systems has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM-eligible degree program (CIP code 11.0101). The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.
The computer information systems degree can prepare you to become a software developer, computer systems analyst, or information security analyst — all ranked Top 10 for Best Jobs 2015 by U.S. News & World Report — in addition to any of the careers below.
*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
|Business Intelligence Analysts||$81,140|
|Computer Network Architects||$91,000|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$79,680|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||$102,190|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||16.90%||$120,950|
|Data Warehousing Specialists||$81,140|
|Document Management Specialists||$81,140|
|Geographic Information Systems Technicians||$81,140|
|Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists||$81,140|
|Information Security Analysts||$86,170|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$72,560|
|Search Marketing Strategists||$81,140|
|Software Developers, Applications||$90,060|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||$99,000|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||$81,140|
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