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Chair’s Welcome

Anne Powelll, CMIS ChairWelcome to the exciting world of computing within the School of Business. Businesses and organizations depend on information systems to organize and maintain the data needed to solve business problems. There is an increasing demand for information systems professionals – problem solvers who combine their technology background with business expertise. Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to grow and learn while you acquire the computer and business competencies that can make you successful as an information systems professional.

CMIS majors are currently in high demand. Our business community needs more Information Technology workers! The link on the left, Careers for CMIS Majors, provides information on the many areas within IT that a student may choose to pursue. This major equips students with the necessary skills to fill in-demand careers such as systems analysts, systems administrators, database administrators, web developers, and several others.

Faculty in the CMIS department are nationally recognized and dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for all students. Each faculty member worked, on average, 10 years in the IT industry prior to earning a Ph.D. This practical experience in the field of IT enhances both faculty teaching and student learning.


Our computerized classrooms let you gain experience in using leading edge computer software and hardware that we acquire through our academic alliances with Microsoft and Oracle Corporation. This enables you to learn to use the same software tools that you will use when you begin to work in the IT industry. Several courses in the CMIS curriculum stress hand-on learning of cutting-edge technologies.


Our academic programs are tailored to meet your needs as a student. The links on the left provide more information about our undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) degree programs.


I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to explore our programs. Please feel free to contact me or any of our faculty if you have questions.


Anne L. Powell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Founders Hall, Suite 2310
Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-2506

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