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  • 1. Preparing for Careers in Business-IT: CIS Major and IT Minor CIS Presents Tamara Babaian, Monica Garfield, Wendy Lucas, Doug Robertson, and David Yates CIS Department Thursday, April 3, 2008
  • 2.
    • As a CIS professional, You can work anywhere in the world For any kind of an organization, In a variety of sectors, such as
    • Consulting
    • Public accounting
    • Information technology
    • Aerospace
    • Insurance
    • Energy
    • Security
    • Finance
  • 3. Impact of IT is everywhere
    • Cheap, Ubiquitous Computing is Changing Lives
    Motomen in Cambodia
  • 4. Impact of IT is everywhere
    • Cheap, Ubiquitous Computing is Improving Lives
    E-Choupal in India
  • 5. What Corporations are Saying …
    • Leonard Morrison, Executive Director of Corporate Relations at Bentley says:
      • “ CIS majors are among the most highly sought after students in this market”
  • 6. Bentley Fact
    • In 2007, CIS majors received starting salaries between $52,500 and $102,000
    • CIS and IT are back! … Signing bonuses are back!
  • 7. Bentley CIS graduates in 2007
    • Entered jobs in world-class companies:
      • Cantata Technology Inc.
      • Commonwealth Financial Network
      • Deloitte Consulting
      • IBM
      • KPMG
      • Liberty Mutual
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers
      • St. Paul Travelers
      • UBS Financial Services
  • 8. Some Bentley CIS jobs, 2005-2008
    • Great programs and positions:
      • Leadership Development Program
      • Technology Development Program
      • IT Development Program
      • Performance IT
      • Systems Analyst
      • Business Technology Analyst
      • Software Engineer
      • ERS Consultant
      • IT Risk Consultant
  • 9. Business-IT Programs at Bentley
    • CIS Major
      • This major prepares you for a successful business career as a technology expert
      • Allows you to provide immediate value for your employer by integrating business and technology into business solutions
      • Focuses on application development, IT infrastructure, data management, and modeling with the intent to create high-value adding business solutions
      • Forms an excellent foundation for a versatile long-term business career
  • 10. Start the CIS Major With:
    • CS150 Introduction to Data and Information Management
    • CS180 Programming Fundamentals
    • CS240 Business Processing and Communications Infrastructure
    Take these as early as possible – CS150 and one of the others can be used toward the minor The entire major consists of eight courses
  • 11. Additional Courses in CIS Major
    • Two more required
      • Data management: CS350
      • Systems analysis & design: CS360
    • Plus three electives from
      • Object-oriented systems development: CS280
      • Software development for the Web: CS380
      • IT infrastructure: CS440
      • Software project management: CS460
      • Infrastructure management/Linux: CS420
      • Internship: CS421
  • 12. Business-IT Programs at Bentley
    • CIS Minor (formerly IT Minor)
      • An excellent combination with any major
      • Strengthens your value for prospective employers in any profession
      • Improves your skills in data and systems analysis and business problem solving
      • Helps you understand how technology can be used in your area(s) of expertise
  • 13. The Minor Has These Courses
    • CS150 Introduction to Data and Information Management (A&S elective)
    • CS213 World Wide Web (A&S elective)
    • CS359 Business Information Systems Analysis & Design (or substitute)
    • CS476 E-Business Infrastructure and Policy (or substitute)
    • Flexibility to create your own CIS minor – CS180, CS350, and others can substitute for some or all of the above
  • 14. Welcome to CIS!
    • It builds a great foundation for a long-term business career
    • It will help you understand the core of modern business
    • The jobs pay well
    • It’s fun, interesting, and exciting!
  • 15. CIS Major
  • 16. Ten Best Jobs in America
    • Software Engineer
    • College Professor
    • Financial Adviser
    • Human Resource Manager
    • Physician Assistant
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Computer IT Analyst
    • Real Estate Appraiser
    • Pharmacist
    • Psychologist
    Source: Money Magazine and Salary.com
  • 17. An Interesting Fact
    • 7 out of 10 fastest growing professions in 2004-14 (according to the U.S. Department of Labor) are in IT
  • 18. And the Jobs are Paying Well… 2004 median pay Computer systems analysts $66,640 Computer and information systems managers $92,570 Computer software engineers, applications $74,980 Database administrators $60,650 Network systems and data communications analyst $60,600
  • 19. Number of Computing Jobs Is Going Up Quickly 2004 2014 % change Computer systems analysts 487 640 31.4% Computer and information systems managers 280 353 25.9% Computer software engineers, applications 460 682 48.4% Network systems and data communications analyst 231 357 54.6% Total, all professional-level IT occupations 3,403 4,440 30.5% Total, all occupations 145,612 164,540 13.0%