Through the Masters of Computer Information Systems(MCIS) Pathway Program at Colorado State University (CSU) you can:
MCIS provides the best of business management and IT in as little as 18 months. Your online experience is taught by the same faculty that teach our courses in the U.S.
Cost reduction by approximately $24,749 (~INR 19 lakhs savings*)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredited program
Ranked #21 in the Best Online Graduate IT programs, public universities, U.S. News & World Report of 2022
The STEM designation enables on-campus graduates with a 3 year post study work visa (OPT)
Academic mentoring by CSU faculty; pedagogy and coursework by CSU for the entire program (online and on campus component)
Non-academic support including visa counselling, coaching and mentorship as well as networking, internship and employment
The degree is delivered in collaboration with Colorado State University’s College of Business, and includes one semester in India and the final two semesters on campus in Colorado, USA. The curriculum offers a challenging study for individuals with technical credentials, while simultaneously bringing newcomers up to speed.
Students can supplement their degree with credentials in cybersecurity, application development, IT project management, business intelligence, and business information systems.
The program is delivered in a hybrid format (1 semester online + 2 semesters on campus)
Three semesters / 33 credits degree (15 core credits and 18 electives)
AACSB-accredited program is one of the first established in the USA
The MCIS program has a STEM designation which will enable international students to avail of a 3 year post study work visa (Optional Practical Training, OPT)
Students earn a degree tied to a mission of using business to create a better world
To add new CIS skillsets that empower students to advance or to switch career paths
Acquire the know-how to earn higher salaries and career placement or advancement
CSU’s College of Business provides a world-class online learning experience through 5 professional broadcast cameras and audio capture. You'll feel like you're in the room, even if you're a world away
Admission process starts in India
1st semester, study online in India
Academic mentoring, pedagogy and coursework by CSU faculty and staff
Non-academic support provided by Leap, including visa counselling, mentorship and soft skills training
Students continue to work part-time in India, while they earn their first semester course credits online
Students transfer out to the US
2nd & 3rd semester, learn on campus in Fort Collins, Colorado
Students will have opportunity to participate in campus assistantships & internships, just like other full-time students
They will graduate with a degree from the US university and receive the benefit of a post-study work visa that is Optional Practical Training (OPT) for 3 years, similar to a full-time international student
Students with all academic backgrounds can apply
An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. However, if your undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0, please explain the circumstances relating to your past academic performance in your online application
English Proficiency test: IELTS- 6.5 or higher, TOEFL (iBT) - 86 or higher, PTE - 58
GRE/GMAT waiver available
3 recommendation letters
Official Transcripts (students can submit an application with an unofficial transcript and an official transcript will be required no later than July 1st for fall applicants and no later than October first for spring applicant
Resume (Max -2 pages)
Statement of Purpose:
1) Why you chose our program?
2) What do you hope to achieve with the knowledge and skills learned?
3) What value you and your background would bring to the program?
The cost reduction by almost 30% (approximately $24,749/ ~ INR 19 lakhs savings*) with the Leap Advantage CSU pathway program
~$12,000 (~INR 9.72 lakhs*) living expense for full year in USA
For the first 6 months of the online component in India of your MCIS degree, we can support you with getting loans approved with different NBFC's in India that specialise in student loans which enable fast tracking one's career.
* Depending on currency conversions
Whatever courses I have taken, the professors were always supportive and invaluable to answer your questions
The Career Management Center by CSU is such a great resource. Fort Collins is a beautiful city and CSU has an amazing campus
The CIS program gives you an IT background and a business background, so it really balances my skills.
CSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the country, and comes in at No. 46 among universities in the West
With a 13 percent increase in the faculty in the past five years, the student-faculty ratio is holding steady at 18:1
Achieved the highest score ever reported to STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Reporting System
Commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, respect and social justice are the core values of this university