M.S. in Computer Information Systems

Bridge the gap between information technology and business management. Learn to work and thrive in the competitive world of business IT with an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Rivier.

Why Study Computer Information Systems at Rivier?

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is an interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by the Department of Business Administration and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. This program will help you develop a unique combination of business expertise and technical competence, positioning you for leadership roles in almost any organization.

With this degree, you will gain the ability to understand and develop a shared language between IT and business professionals while developing a firm grasp of current business trends and emerging technologies.

Our courses are led by experts in the field working in global corporations, computing research laboratories, and technology industries. Their research and work experience ensure that your education is on top of current industry trends and emerging technologies.

Courses are offered in 7-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). In addition to our program offered on campus, the M.S. in Computer Information Systems is also offered online.

In this program you will:

  • Master theory and application of computing and quantitative research
  • Develop a broad understanding of the social and cultural significance of mathematics and computers in our society

Get Ready for the World

Our programs successfully combine theory with practical experience, giving our graduates an edge in meeting the demands of the high-tech workplace.

On campus, you will find dedicated Academic Computer Center laboratories and electronic classrooms. Lab and classroom computers provide programming development environments for C++, Java, Perl, Scheme, and Prolog, among other languages. Students also have access to specialty software packages for computer graphics, architecture simulation, software engineering, networking technologies, and intelligent systems.

Degree Concentrations

Focus on what matters most for your career and matches your interests⁠—we offer four concentration areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Web and Database Development
  • Design Your Own Concentration

 

With his mentorship, several of Dr. Vladimir Riabov's students have completed research projects that have been successfully implemented at local businesses, engaged Mars researchers at NASA, and contributed to other scientists' research through academic publishing and presentations. As Professor and Director of Computer Science programs, he says "I'm a very lucky person, who has had a chance to teach and supervise many talented graduate students."

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Rivier’s Computer Information Systems program combines theory with significant practical experience that will give you an edge in meeting the demands of the high-tech workplace.

Potential Job Roles

  • Management information systems directors
  • Information technology project managers
  • Systems architects
  • Integrated systems designers
  • Quality assurance analysts
  • Chief information officers

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Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed to prepare students in developing business expertise and skills, as well as computing knowledge and competitive practices.

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Prepare to be a leader in today's high-tech world.