Are you thinking about CIS at NMU?
We are pleased that you have chosen to explore the educational opportunities at Northern Michigan University in the field of computer information systems. CIS is sometimes called IS (Information Systems) or IT (Information Technology). It differs from CS (Computer Science) in that it focuses more on the application of the computer to solve problems rather than on the design and inner workings of a computer. Students in CIS develop online applications, such as a hotel reservation system, do consulting, and work as network administrators to protect the security of large and small network systems from employee error and abuse, and from outside hackers. CIS also emphasizes working on teams with the end users (people who ultimately work with the software and hardware developed by the technical staff) to make sure systems work as needed. CIS students usually take business and technical courses so they are able to talk to people in both worlds. Employers highly desire blended degrees with a mix of technical and business coursework.
The Business CIS program at NMU provides a student the knowledge for employment in one of the fastest growing industries in the country and around the world. It also provides the flexibility of choosing what you like best with its specific concentrations. With the Walker L. Cisler College of Business Bachelor's Degree you can choose from one of these degree concentrations:
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Date last updated
05/01/2008 by S. Poindexter