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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.

Jennifer Xu

Xu's Newest Program is Literal Life-Saver

In a forthcoming paper in MISQ, the leading journal for Information Systems, Associate Professor Jennifer Xu outlines KAREN, a computer program she co-created that can help health professionals identify and support Internet users exhibiting suicidal behaviors.

Xinru Page

Page receives Best Paper Awards

Assistant Professor Xinru Page recently received two Best Paper Awards. In “How Communication Styles Reshape Boundary Regulation and Social Media Adoption,” presented at the 2019 Social Media & Society conference in Toronto, she examines the social and psychological reasons that inform social media interactions.

And in “Risk vs. Restriction: The Tension between Providing a Sense of Normalcy and Keeping Foster Teens Safe Online,” presented at the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held in Glasgow, she explores challenges to online safety faced by foster families.

Isahagian awarded NSF grant

Assistant Professor Vatche Isahagian is part of a three-member team that received a nearly $500,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to examine how next-gen network applications can be partitioned and deployed over different parts of a distributed computing infrastructure. Isahagian and his colleagues will experiment with three classes of applications focusing on various application decompositions, and optimizations for virtualization technologies and resource allocation services offered by cloud providers.


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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