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Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics

Information Systems

Summary

The Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics provides world-class education to Zicklin School of Business students at Baruch College in the areas of Information Systems, Statistics, and Quantitative Methods. The Information Systems courses and programs provide a strong foundation in the technical, business, and managerial issues related to information technologies. The Statistics and Quantitative Methods courses and programs of the department prepare students who wish to pursue careers in all forms of quantitative analysis and data-driven decision-making.

Backed by a long tradition of excellence in higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is located within Baruch College—an institution that is consistently ranked among the top performers in areas such as academic excellence, diversity, and value.

Zicklin is proud to be a leader in providing superior undergraduate, graduate, and executive business education for the twenty-first century. Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and our classes are taught by faculty who are thought leaders, active researchers, and experts in their fields.

Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School of Business is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.

Bachelor Programs

The BBA in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is offered by the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics. The CIS program provides a strong foundation in both the technical and managerial issues related to information technology (IT). The program covers a broad range of technology-related areas, including data analytics, cybersecurity, software development, and IT strategy. The combination of technical courses, such as programming, data warehousing, and web application design, with managerial courses, such as IT audit, e-business, and green IT, prepares students for a wide range of careers in a variety of industries. Students can choose from three tracks:

  • General CIS Track
  • Data Analytics Track
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Track

Master Programs

Zicklin's MBA allows students the flexibility to design a program to suit their career objectives whether they are part-time or full-time, whether they have an undergraduate business degree or not, and whether they are switching careers or moving up in their existing careers. Students do not select a major but can choose any courses beyond the core that fit their career needs.

In all organizations, regardless of their industry or size, technology is critical to creating maximum efficiency, fostering innovation, and providing a strategic edge. This technological imperative means that all managers, no matter their role, need to understand technology and its strategic role in order to succeed.

The MS in Information Systems is designed for all managers, regardless of their background or prior technical expertise. It provides comprehensive coverage of both the technical knowledge and strategic know-how that are required for today’s executives who need to be able to speak to both the managerial and the technical teams in their organizations.

The MS in IS degree also allows Baruch students with undergraduate degrees in Accountancy to pursue NYS CPA-certification.

Program Highlights

  • 31.5 credits
  • Program may be completed in one year (subject to course availability)
  • Specialized concentrations are available in Data Analytics and Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Qualifies for Department of Homeland Security OPT Extension for STEM International Students

Visa Extension for STEM International Students

The MS in IS conforms to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program that qualifies eligible international graduates on student visas for an optional practical training extension of 24-months. 

PhD Programs

The primary objective of the PhD program in Information Systems (part of the Ph.D. program in Business) is to prepare Information Systems scholars for careers as researchers and educators. The program provides a strong foundation for researchers with courses and practice in various research methodologies, tools and approaches for statistical analysis, critical thinking, academic paper writing, and other research-specific skill sets. Students also acquire extensive knowledge in current Information Systems research in various areas such as electronic markets, e-commerce, global information systems, business intelligence, financial information systems, human-computer interaction, and information systems development, among others. Our doctoral students generally receive full financial support during their studies, including full tuition support.

One of our program’s strengths is its diversity. Our students come from different backgrounds and different parts of the world and they work with faculty that specialize in a variety of research areas. During their first two years in the program, the students take various doctoral-level courses that provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for successfully completing their dissertations. They also begin working on research projects with multiple faculty members, starting in their first semester in the program. As a result they engage in active research and they begin publishing research papers as soon as possible.

We are proud of the accomplishments of our program’s graduates who have obtained employment as faculty in various academic programs around the country and the world, as well as those who have continued as researchers in the industry.

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MARIOS KOUFARIS is a Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, CUNY in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Stern School of Business of New York University, as well as a B.Sc. in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences, both at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses mainly on the determinants of user beliefs, attitudes, and behavior in different contexts. His work has been published in multiple journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and Information & Management

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MARIOS KOUFARIS is a Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, CUNY in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Stern School of Business of New York University, as well as a B.Sc. in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences, both at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses mainly on the determinants of user beliefs, attitudes, and behavior in different contexts. His work has been published in multiple journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and Information & Management

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