Cover Photo Image
Explore JMU: Academic Open Houses - Nov. 12

Learn about this program and more. Join us to get a first-hand look at what makes the Madison Experience so special!

Join Us

Computer and information Systems managers are vital in bringing a human component to the technological needs of their organizations.

CIS professionals use computers to solve business problems. As a CIS major at JMU, you’ll be ready for a career that requires both the business knowledge and the technical skills to help clients design, build and deliver competitive computer-based solutions. You'll receive up-to-date course work in application development; architecture, networking and security; business intelligence; consulting and more.

After graduation, you'll join a network of loyal JMU alumni whose success in senior- and mid-level management positions is built on a foundation of solid technical skills and integrative business knowledge.

Learn More
State-of-the-art Networking Lab
1 of 10 programs accredited by both AACSB and ABET

The major is a part of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, an academic unit within the College of Business.

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at JMU prepares students for professional careers that require both the business knowledge and the technical skills to help clients design, build and deliver competitive computer-based solutions. Computer and information systems managers play a
vital role in the technological direction of their organizations and must stay abreast of the latest technology to ensure the organization does not lag behind its competitors.

Computer Information Systems
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems
  • Concentrations: 
    • Business Analytics
    • Cooperative Education
    • Information Systems
  • Minors: 
    • Computer Information Systems

JMU's CIS program was recognized as one of the top ten undergraduate information technology programs in the United States (TechRepublic, 2008) and is part of the nationally recognized JMU College of Business. Professors in the program use a variety of teaching methods including projects, cases and business simulations to prepare graduates with strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills; effective communication and presentation skills; hands-on experience; and the ability to work effectively in individual and team-oriented environments.

Several features of JMU's CIS program are distinctive:

  • Outstanding placement of graduates: the JMU CIS program is viewed as a prime recruiting school by many leading employers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Course work in a variety of specialties.
    • Business intelligence
    • Business process management
    • Computer forensics
    • Computer security management
    • Information technology consulting
    • Information technology project management

  • Excellent opportunities for internships and job-related work experience through JMU's Handshake program and an active JMU CIS alumni network of over 3,100 graduates.

  • Active student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP): Students regularly compete in the National Collegiate Conference, network with industry professionals, engage in service-learning projects, and expand their leadership skills by serving as chapter leaders.

For detailed program information and curriculum, please visit:


Graduation cap

Career Planning

A successful career and a meaningful life is what it’s all about. Whether it’s an internship, a great first job or a top graduate school appointment, JMU Dukes make their dreams ignite. You will, too.

Here are current openings available to JMU students.

Jobs for JMU Students
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...

This preview has limited results. Log in to Handshake to see the full list, try out additional keywords, filter by location, and apply for positions.

Internships for JMU Students
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...

This preview has limited results. Log in to Handshake to see the full list, try out additional keywords, filter by location, and apply for positions.

Back to Top