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As technology pervades more and more industries, the demand for technical skills isn’t slowing down anytime soon and career options for technology majors are now virtually endless. Unfortunately, many technology majors aren’t adequately trained in the finer points of business, so they find themselves unprepared to leverage their high-demand skills into successful careers.

To prepare the next generation of developers, systems engineers, and IT consultants to also be successful business people, Loyola University New Orleans offers an online degree in Computer Information Systems with two distinct specializations – Entrepreneurship and Management Science. In addition to providing real-world internship experience, the program offers a rigorous and well-rounded core curriculum that includes fundamental CIS courses, such as:

  • Information Systems Theory & Practice
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Relational Databases

Beyond core competencies, students can then specialize their degree based on their ideal career track. For the visionaries and mold-breakers, the Entrepreneurship track offers courses like Management & Organizational Behavior to prepare students to successfully launch and grow a business. For students that want to roll up their sleeves and dig into the operations side, the Management Science track offers courses like Business Statistics and Decision Support Systems.

With a specialized, interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Loyola University New Orleans, there is no limit to your career potential. Graduates will be equipped with the core competencies of computing and information systems – from coding to database management, as well as specialized training in one of two highly-marketable areas – Entrepreneurship or Management Science.

Entrepreneurship Specialization

If you see yourself launching the next big app or building your own ecommerce business, the Entrepreneurship specialization is tailor-made for you. In this track, your technical coursework is supplemented with foundational business courses in a number of fields, including finance, accounting, management, and marketing. Equipped with this broad set of skills and experience, graduates will be prepared to start their own successful software company – or any small business – and maintain that success for the long term.

Management Science Specialization

The Management Science specialization prepares students to use information systems to solve complex business problems and make informed business decisions. This degree provides graduates with extensive instruction in business decision-making, statistics, operations, and project management. Whether your goal is to work at a startup, non-profit, traditional office, or for yourself, you will be prepared to plan, create, deploy, analyze, and improve the systems that businesses use.

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a student’s talents to the fullest.

Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola’s new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.

Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:

  • #10 "Best Regional Universities of the South," US News & World Report
  • #12 "Best Value" in the South, US News & World Report
  • #4 in the region for diversity, US News & World Report
  • MONEY Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money"
  • #11 “Best Regional Southern Universities,” College Choice

At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal Loans: Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which means that they can borrow subsidized or unsubsidized loans based on need. Parents of a dependent, undergraduate student may also qualify for these federal loans to pay for the student’s education.
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.
  • Grants: Federal Pell Grants are available to qualifying students. The amount of aid awarded is based on financial need, cost of attendance, credits per semester, and various other factors. Additional federal or state grants might be available to students based on eligibility.

Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Employer Reimbursement

Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.

Veterans Benefits

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.

At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.

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