An immersive degree at the intersection of tech and leadership.

This is the place to make sense of our ever-changing technology driven world, prepare you to lead, and push boundaries well into the future.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a graduate program like no other. CICS is professional development with purpose. It’s transformation, connection, and developing skills to enhance your technology fluency, leadership and critical thinking. It is the place to make sense of our ever-changing technology driven world, prepare leaders, and push boundaries well into the future. Its redefining, rethinking, and reimagining what is possible when tech, business, and communications come together in one degree.

Right from the start, you’ll have the opportunity to learn by incorporating your current business challenges into our adaptive curriculum. Immediate application to actual business, tech, and leadership problems connect students with faculty, staff, and peers rather than purely comprehending principles and theories. You’ll transform your career with a graduate degree incorporating the latest knowledge in AI, IoT, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Networking and Cloud-based technologies with transferable leadership skills. This is what digital-age organizations want now and tomorrow and what you’ll earn with an immersive degree at the intersection of tech and leadership.

CICS was the difference maker in my career. I didn’t have a job lined up after my bachelors program and Ball State and CICS offered me a graduate assistantship. I grew up in those 11 months, had a job when I finished the program and was prepared to hold down an IT job for the next 20 years. – Randi Roger, CICS Class of 1992

On-Campus Immersive

  • Begins in August with graduation in July

  • No work experience necessary; all majors welcome

  • 11 month intensive – designed for the students who want a “fifth year” or want their graduate degree in 11 months

  • Developing mature professional; with a focus on academic and social learning

  • Take classes together as a cohort

  • Hands on case studies and in person experiences

  • The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) named CICS The Outstanding Program of the Year in 2020, for the second time since 2007.

  • The first university in the country partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy to deliver its inaugural Cloud Practitioner curriculum and hands-on lab

Online Program

  • Can begin in Summer, Fall, or Spring

  • 3 years of work experience necessary, no qualifying exam

  • Can finish in 18 months – you set the time table

  • Online students have opportunities for social learning, trips and experiences throughout their porgram

  • Our online courses do not rely on recorded lectures or streaming classrooms, we rely on high collaboration, discussion and real world projects

  • A consistently top-rated program by the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA)

  • Engaging industry partners is always top of mind for CICS. This is evidenced by the relationships the Center maintains with companies like CISCO Networking, Amazon Web Services, Palo Alto, IBM, EMC2 and Genesys

  • The first university in the country partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy to deliver its inaugural Cloud Practitioner curriculum and hands-on labs