• Save up to 33% on education and living expenses
  • Complete with 3-year work visa post course completion
  • Join the course remotely in first semester while you work in India
  • Skip GRE/GMAT preparation and join directly

Colorado State University - Creating Pioneers of Tomorrow

  • Ranked 46 out of 100 Public Universities in the West
  • Ranked 244 out of 18000 Universities in the World (Among the top 1%) - World University Rankings
  • Highlighted in  “The Best 384 Colleges” by the Princeton Review

Get A World Class Education at Colorado State University

  • 91% of students from CSU get placed after graduation
  • 68%  receive internships while studying at the CSU College of Business
  • 65+ recruiting and networking events are held every year bringing in over 500 companies
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Placements after graduation

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Ranked out of 18000 Universities in the World

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Receive internships while studying

Pursue Master’s in the USA – at half the cost!

Through the Masters of Computer Information Systems(MCIS) Pathway Program at Colorado State University (CSU) you can:

Study the first semester at home. The final two semesters at CSU
Save Upto 19 Lakhs in Tuition Fees
Earn a 3 Year Post Study OPT with GRE/GMAT waived off
Get Financing assistance
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“The Career Management Center in CSU helped me find the right job for me”
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Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS)

Creating alternative learning mechanisms for the learner in you.

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.

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Cost reduction by approximately $24,749 (~INR 19 lakhs savings*)

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredited program

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Ranked #21 in the Best Online Graduate IT programs, public universities, U.S. News & World Report of 2022

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The STEM designation enables on-campus graduates with a 3 year post study work visa (OPT)

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Academic mentoring by CSU faculty; pedagogy and coursework by CSU for the entire program (online and on campus component)

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Non-academic support including visa counselling, coaching and mentorship as well as networking, internship and employment

33-credit STEM-designated programme designed for you

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

India Edition | Semester 1 | Online

  • 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

  • Networking, internship and employment access in USA

USA Edition | Semester 2 & 3 |  On Campus

  • 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

Eligibility for MCIS Pathway Program

  • 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

Application Documentation

  • 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?

Fee Structure for MCIS pathway program

The cost reduction by almost 30% (approximately $24,749/ ~ INR 19 lakhs savings*) with the Leap Advantage CSU pathway program

India edition | Semester 1 | Online

USA edition | Semester 2 & 3 | On Campus

Tuition Cost
~$7,054 (~INR 5.71 lakhs*) + $32 ( INR 2417* ) University technology fees
~ $32,144 ( ~ INR 26.03 lakhs*) + ~$2,685 (~INR 2 lakhs*) University technology fees
Living Cost

~$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.

Get instant approval status within seconds
100% online process
Low-cost loans with no hidden charges and flexible tenure

* Depending on currency conversions

What our students say

Whatever courses I have taken, the professors were always supportive and invaluable to answer your questions

Sooraj Reddy Lankala

The Career Management Center by CSU is such a great resource. Fort Collins is a beautiful city and CSU has an amazing campus

Ankit Kaul

The CIS program gives you an IT background and a business background, so it really balances my skills.

Jason Bennet

At CSU, business is a force to affect real change and address challenging problems globally

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CSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the country, and comes in at No. 46 among universities in the West

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With a 13 percent increase in the faculty in the past five years, the student-faculty ratio is holding steady at 18:1

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Achieved the highest score ever reported to STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Reporting System

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Commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, respect and social justice are the core values of this university

What our students have to say about us...

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