Student Experience

The whole point of getting your MBA is to further your career. So it's important to look for a b‑school that offers the flexibility you need to get ahead, and an MBA program that aligns with your short- and long-term career goals.

Companies are increasingly looking for the depth of expertise that students acquire in specialty masters programs like the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM). In Part 2 of KnowIT’s tour of the MSIM curriculum we interviewed professors Robert St. Louis and Haluk Demirkan about what students learn about databases, IT services, and project management.

The W. P. Carey convocation was last week, and CIS was represented by the department's Outstanding Graduating Senior, Joshua McCoy, who carried our banner. In the weeks leading up to this happy event, the academic community focuses intensely on pulling the threads together. At the same time, the place is abuzz with special events and recognition ceremonies. Today we bring you a sample of the fun — and the success.

Part 1: MSIM students come from a variety of backgrounds, but what they have in common is a desire to learn how to harness IT to create competitive advantages for their companies. The curriculum of the W. P. Carey MSIM program focuses on just that: managing with technology to drive the objectives of the business, rather than managing the technology alone. Specialty masters programs like the MSIM are becoming more important for career advancers pursuing depth.

When students think of American Express, finance normally comes to mind, but that is not true for Computer Information Systems majors involved with the Department of Information Systems Club (DISC). Recently, representatives of the company visited DISC to show the innovative work American Express Technologies does to support the global firm. Company representatives and students discussed the opportunities ahead for both American Express and the talented students that W. P. Carey produces.