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Computer information systems
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Computer information systems

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 courses

Computer information systems students learn to design, build, and maintain information systems that support both business operations and managerial decision-making, through courses like:

  • Business Database Systems Development
  • Business Information Systems Development
  • Business Statistics
  • Computer Applications and Information Technology
  • Electronic Commerce Strategy
  • Enterprise Process Analysis and Design
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Marketing and Business Performance
  • Mathematics for Business Analysis
  • Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Systems Design and Electronic Commerce

Customize your experience 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply and diversify your information systems and business skills through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ 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:

STEM designation

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.

Careers in computer information systems

The computer information systems degree can prepare you to become a software developer, computer systems analyst, or information security analyst — in addition to any of the careers below.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Business Intelligence Analysts   $81,140
Computer Network Architects   $91,000
Computer Programmers   $74,280
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
Database Administrators   $77,080
Database Architects   $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
Web Administrators   $81,140

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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