CIS majors will
hold the 3 of the top 8 growth jobs over the next 8 years (Bureau
of Labor Statistics).
CIS majors will
enter careers with strong salaries (careers
in information systems and
Hot CIS Jobs)
CIS majors are
an integral part of an environment lead by an internationally recognized
CIS department that maintains strong relationships with the business
CIS majors have
leading edge tools and techniques in their grasp (MSDNAA,
Rational Suite Enterprise, IBM products, and Oracle).
(For job descriptions of
systems analyst and others, see
What do our graduates say about our Information Systems programs?
degree from GSU gave me a super platform through which I have developed
successful careers in information and communications technology (ICT), Chief
Information Officer (CIO), and now Senior Vice President level
Application Developer Analyst:
“I just wanted to
thank you for doing such a great job teaching System Analysis. I am three
weeks into my new job, and have been assigned to a small project. I have a
requirements document I have to get familiar with really fast! I thought of
you when I opened up the Doc. Many thanks for your dedication to GSU and its
CIS students! Without instructors like you I would not have such a great
opportunity with such a great company!”
at GSU…aims to provide a real world, high value education via a solid
faculty and a student body made up of experienced professionals. My time at
GSU in CIS was so worthwhile because of what I learned both within and
outside of the classroom.”
What do other students say?
“Absolutely the best classes
that I have taken at Georgia State.”
“Kudos to the CIS
Department! During my sojourn here I have learned the fundamentals of
Information Technology ... Thanks for your dedication and great work. You have
done us all a great service.”
“I am more than satisfied
with my experience here at GSU and I am proud to be a product of the CIS
“I truly enjoyed my
instructors and my time at GSU ...”
“I really enjoyed the
experience of working with a client and going through the process of system
Great! So what will I study?
BBA CIS Sample Program of Study Check List
Who are some of the faculty from whom you would be learning?
Dr. William Robinson
receives excellent reviews
from his students in systems requirements management, system design, and
software quality management.
recently received a very competitive National Science Foundation grant of
$246,498 for support of his project entitled: “Monitoring in Support of
Design Science Principles. Bill
has written over 40 academic articles, mostly in the areas of
Requirements Engineering and agent support of
Veda Storey shows students how to create and manage the databases that
are so vital to businesses worldwide. Companies establish branches and
subsidiaries abroad and students need to understand the major problems that
can arise if they have databases that are not well managed. She has been
successfully teaching for over twenty years. She graduated from the
University of British Columbia, one of the top business schools in Canada.
Today she is widely regarded as one of the best known technical scientists
in information systems.
Upkar Varshney specializes in mobile computing and wireless networks
that have become critical to day-to-day life. He brings a high level of
energy and enthusiasm to his classes and has received numerous teaching
awards. He is widely known for his research in wireless and mobile networks,
having written more than 100 papers, including some of the most heavily
downloaded papers in the field
What is the reputation of the Computer Information Systems Department?
Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) within the J. Mack Robinson
College of Business at Georgia State University is one of the strongest
information systems departments in the world. There are 20 full-time faculty
with doctorates from such schools as Harvard, M.I.T., Cornell, Indiana,
Minnesota, and other prominent universities, many of whom hold endowed chairs or
Because of the breadth and excellence of the CIS Department, it has
received considerable recognition over the years including top rankings both in
U.S. News & World Report and Computerworld. In 2011, the department’s
undergraduate program was ranked top in the Southeast and 8th in the nation by
U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News & World Report
also ranked the Department 10th
(in 2011) among information systems
graduate programs in the United States.
Information Systems (CIS) department has been ranked first in the world for
research productivity in a study published in a recent issue of Communications
of the Association for Information Systems.
has close links with the Atlanta business community. Each December, the
Department sponsors the CIO Executive Summit, which attracts nearly 200 CIOs
from around the Southeast.
J. Mack Robinson College of
Georgia State University
35 Broad Street, NW
P.O. Box 4015
Atlanta, GA 30302-4015
Ph.D., Associate Chair,
Ephraim R. McLean, Ph.D., FAIS,