CU DENVER BUSINESS SCHOOL
A degree that blends technology and strategy
Our program layers managerial training with technical concepts to help you become a leader in your chosen career path in information technology. Three fully online specializations allow you to focus your degree on topics most relevant to your interests. With hands-on software projects, each class will take you one step closer to understanding how to harness the power of technology for business.
AT A GLANCE
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Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI)
Our Center hosts a number of consortiums and connects business leaders in technology here in Denver to our program. We are a hub of technology here in Denver and collaborate with partners through a number of the Center’s programs. Activities include:
We offer this degree entirely online. The online program has the same requirements as the on-campus program and is taught by the same professors. You can blend campus courses, hybrid courses, and fully online courses to fit your schedule.
For the MS Information Systems degree, not all specializations can be completed entirely online. The following specializations are offered entirely online, while all other specializations require some on-campus learning.
Our MS Information Systems students come to us from a variety of backgrounds, mostly IT-related, and bring their expertise and work experience into classroom discussions. An evening or online program, we give you the flexibility to fit this degree into your life. With a mix of applied technical classes and practical managerial and project management coursework, you’ll graduate ready to lead technology strategy in any organization.
You’ll graduate with a strong grasp of technical concepts and how to effect change through technologies. Explore the following topics throughout the program:
As a graduate of the program, international students are able to apply for Optional Practice Training (OPT) and stay in the US for an additional 24 months.
Please note that three specializations can be completed entirely online. The Enterprise Risk Management specialization may have additional prerequisite coursework required. This prerequisite coursework does not need to be completed at the time of admission and can be waived based on previous academic coursework.
Business intelligence systems combine data with analytical tools to present complex information in a usable format. Data is then used to make decisions and understand the capabilities of a firm, future market directions, regulatory environment, and actions of competitors. For this specialization, course topics include:
This specialization focuses on information technology as the driver of business strategy. Your courses focus on technical, financial, and organizational issues surrounding effective management of a corporation. Course topics include:
Learn to build and manage large systems using platforms for website development, mobile and wireless applications, and web services. Courses provide expertise in .Net programming, business process management, and internet and mobile technologies. The specialization also emphasizes project management skills. Course topics include:
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus! Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in.
Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) requires that students maintain current residency of WRGP state until degree completion.
Scholarships are available for students. The Business School offers a recurring scholarship opportunity for applicants based on merit at the time of admission. You must have submitted your application by the priority deadline to be considered for this scholarship.
Dean’s Super Merit Scholarship
$3,000-$5,000 for incoming students. If you have a GMAT score over 680 you will automatically be contacted for consideration.
As a current student, you can apply for additional scholarships every semester. Some awards are based on program and course enrollment.
The MS Information Systems curriculum consists of 30 hours devised entirely of your specialization area.
Much of your coursework will be hands-on software projects that’ll give you applied experience. Your three specialization options include business intelligence, enterprise technology management, and web and mobile computing.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
You'll have full access to our Business Career Connections team for life. With over 10 years of recruiting and advising experience, they'll help you navigate your way through the corporate recruiting process. Our connections to over 300 business partners provide exclusive opportunities to network with industry leaders.
Their services include: