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  The Department of Computer Information Systems

The top-ten ranked Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) within the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is one of the strongest information systems departments in the world. The department’s undergraduate (ranked 7th in the nation) and graduate programs (
ranked 10th in the nation) were the top in the Southeast and among the top-ten computer information systems departments in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  There are 20 full-time faculty with doctorates from such schools as Harvard, M.I.T., Cornell, Indiana, Minnesota, and other prominent universities, many of whom hold endowed chairs or professorships.

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In the fall of 2010, there were 597 undergraduate students majoring in computer information systems, 130 masters students (both MBA and M.S.), and 22 doctoral students pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in information systems.

Because of the breadth and excellence of the CIS Department, it has received considerable recognition over the years including a $2 million grant from IBM and top rankings both in U.S. News & World Report and Computerworld

Ranking Recognition
In the world in IS research publications
Communications of the AIS, 2007
In the world in IS research citations
Communications of the AIS, 2007
In the world in the number of IS scholars
(6 out of the top 30 IS scholars in the world are in Robinson College's CIS Department)
Communications of the AIS, 2007
In the world in information systems research publications
Communications of the ACM, 2008
On the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index among research universities (USA)
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Undergraduate MIS/CIS degree program ranking (USA)
U.S. News & World Report, 2011
Graduate MIS/CIS degree program ranking (USA)
U.S. News & World Report, 2012
In Agile Software Development research (USA)
Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions, 2010

Tech-centric MBA Programs

Network World, 2011

Top Ten
One of the "Top 10 IT schools to watch" (USA)
Computerworld, 2008

In 2006, Sandra and Douglas Bergeron created a one-million dollar scholarship for Georgia State University to provide educational assistance to high-potential women seeking careers in technology leadership.

The department’s MBA concentration and major earned the Robinson College of Business recognition as a top 25 “Techno MBA Program” in a Computerworld survey. 

The CIS Department at Georgia State has earned recognition as one of the top programs in the world in terms of leading-edge research productivity based on a study published in the Academy of Management Journal that focused on research publications in the most prestigious journals in the information systems field.

The Department has close links with the Atlanta business community. A Board of Advisors, comprised of CIOs from many large Atlanta-based firms, provides counsel and advice to the Department on its teaching and research programs.  Each December, the Department sponsors the CIO Executive Summit, which attracts nearly 200 CIOs from around the Southeast. 

Since 1997, the CIS Department, has been the official administrative home of both the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). AIS is the leading society for information systems academics and ICIS is the premier IS research conference in the world.

Association for Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Dept.
Department Chair, Dr. Ephraim McLean
Associate Chair, Dr. Carl Stucke


Computer Information Systems Department

35 Broad Street | Robinson College of Business | 9th Floor | Atlanta | Georgia 30302

 404 - 413 - 7360


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