School and Ranking Information
There is a lone 4-year non-profit school offering programs in information technology management within a 20-mile radius of Fremont, in addition to a 4-year for-profit institution and a few 2-year public schools. According to school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered a top area school for studying information technology management:
- Winner: Santa Clara University is the only nearby 4-year non-profit school offering programs in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate studies in management information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||Santa Clara University|
|Rankings||#2 for Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|Location||Santa Clara, CA|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$42,156**|
|Information Systems Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Systems Degrees Awarded (all Bachelor's) in 2013||8**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||84%**|
|Noteworthy||SCU offers the OMIS Student Network and IS Connexion for students' involvement***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***SCU website
Santa Clara University
- The operations management and information systems department has the most sizable IT emphasis relative to other SCU departments at the undergraduate level
- Students may pursue the master's degree in the field on either a part-time or full-time basis
- Information systems is one of the most in-demand areas of study at the university
Santa Clara University has an enrollment of close to 9,000 students, with more than 5,000 being undergraduates. This institution has 5 colleges and schools and over 50 different buildings. SCU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS), housed within the business school, offers a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a management information systems (MIS) major and a Master of Science in MIS.
Some course requirements for the bachelor's program include systems design and programming. Course options in the field include decision models, communications and business intelligence. The master's program has a core in information systems, including policy and telecommunications. Master's-level students can select 5 courses for a focus area, with some possibilities being simulation modeling and forensics. The program's capstone requirement can be fulfilled through either a thesis or 1 of 2 different projects.