Start: December 2, 2020 11 a.m.
End: December 2, 2020 12 p.m.
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Kirsten Smith
Trying to figure out your next step?  With any undergraduate degree as a foundation, you can earn a master's degree in just 11 months with our on-campus option or our six-semester online program for working professionals looking to change or enhance their career trajectory. You don't have to choose between leadership, business, or technology because CICS combines all of those in a Master’s in Information and Communication Sciences.  Recently named the top program in the country for 2020 by Information and Technology Education and Research Association (ITERA), we provide a proven springboard for both students who are not from a traditional technology background and for those who are.

We combine expert faculty, a cohort environment, social learning, real-world projects and professional development actives to enable students to become socially adept leaders, critical thinkers, and agile innovators. CICS alumni are sought after because of our strong communication skills, resourcefulness, and ability to handle any ambiguous situation.

Learn more about how the CICS program can help open doors and chart a clear path.  We invite you to join us for an online information session.  Participates will receive information on how to join the info session after registering. 

Here’s a little more you might want to know:

One year at CICS can be a very rewarding experience. Students learn highly employable professional skills that are applicable to any environment. Through the Student Learning Program, students are tapped into the wealth of experience and knowledge of the network of 1,800 alumni and the Center's alliance of supporting companies and organizations. Students are invited to enjoy wine tastings, golf experiences, and the annual ski trip to interact with alumni and grow their experiences!

The Value of One Year at CICS:
•         Exceptional Professionalism
•         Competent Leadership
•         Highly Skilled Communicators
•         Quick Team Building
•         Ability to Handle Ambiguity
•         Fail Fast
•         Empathy
•         Comradery
•         Critical Thinking
•         Hands on Learning Experience
•         Professional Skills outside of the office
•         94% Job Placement Rate
•         Agile principles

Read on for the history of the Center and more information about our successful program:

For more than 30 years, Ball State's Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) has prepared students to solve communication and information challenges in business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations using the latest technologies. Our graduates are in demand for professional positions leading to management in one of today's hottest industries. More than 90 percent of our students find jobs in the field—with starting salaries typically ranging from $55,000 to $80,000.

Our 11-month and 38-credit-hour degree options feature applied research, community service, and immersive learning experiences. You'll work on real-world projects for major industry partners such as Genesys, Cisco, Salesforce, and Accenture and learn from faculty with many years of industry experience. Our excellent labs and institutes and full-time graduate assistantships provide special opportunities. This comprehensive course of study also includes a unique social learning program that will sharpen your networking and interpersonal skills, giving you confidence and competence in business environments.

If you are unable to join this event, schedule a meeting by calling 765-285-3762 or email: kirstensmith@bsu.edu.