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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Graduates of Bentley’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) programs are among the most highly sought-after business professionals in today’s job market. After all, companies are in constant need of specialists who are able to collaborate to transform business by applying rapidly evolving technologies. At Bentley, you’ll gain a solid understanding of core information technologies and integrate that with a strong business foundation, key managerial skills, and specialized emerging competencies. You’ll also have access to our Learning and Technology CIS Sandbox: a collaborative, cutting-edge social learning space current students describe as a place for “building cool stuff with cool people using cool technology.” With a CIS degree, you’ll be able to specify, design, develop, and support integrated information systems across industries in varied roles such as business analyst, systems analyst, systems integrator, application developer, end-user support specialist and more.

Featured Faculty

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Masloff authors guide to Python programming

After ten years teaching students the finer points of Python programming, Lecturer Jackie Masloff has written a definitive textbook on the subject: “A Comprehensive Introduction to Python: From the basic to Data Analytics,” published by Cognella Academic Publishing. She notes the book is specifically designed to help Bentley students who take Introduction to Python Programming (CS 230), which emphasizes the fundamentals of programming and algorithmic thinking.

Grace Hopper

Supporting STEM learning for female students

Since 2017, CIS faculty mentors — including Professor Monica Garfield and Associate Professor Haijing Hao — have encouraged female students interested in STEM-related careers to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The event is named in honor of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who became the first female recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 1997. To date, nearly 50 students have attended, facilitated by highly sought-after GHC scholarships and generous funding provided by the Bentley community.

 Joshua Nowzer

Nwozer: Alumnus returns to share expertise

Bentley alumnus Joshua Nwozer MBA ’17, MSIT ’17 , an engineering manager for Meta, returned to his alma mater this fall as a CIS lecturer. “As a first-generation college student born into an economically disadvantaged home, I grew up having doubts about starting and finishing my education,” he says, noting that a generous full-tuition scholarship enabled him to complete his graduate studies at Bentley. Nwozer, who began his career at a Big Four accounting firm before moving into the technology industry, says, “I am excited to return to Bentley to continue to learn, contribute and now teach future leaders.”

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CIS Sandbox

The CIS Sandbox is a social learning space where students prepare to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world.

As a campus destination for informal technology education, the CIS Sandbox distinguishes itself through its ability to:

  • Provide peer-led tutoring services and online resources for students in CIS and IT courses
  • Offer cutting-edge technology presentations and educational events for students and campus partners

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Monica Garfield
Professor and Department Chair
Smith Technology Center 420


Karen E. Hovsepian
Senior Academic Coordinator
Smith Technology Center 417