Master in Computer Systems
What are computer systems?
Computers play a central role in our lives today, and have a huge impact on the way we live, work, interact with others and entertain ourselves. From the alarm clocks that wake us up to the satellites that facilitate communication and entertainment around the world, computers are all around us. In less than a hundred years, computers have slowly entered virtually every aspect of human life, from manufacturing to transportation to banking. Computer based information technology plays a vital role in communication and other activities, and forms the backbone of government systems and thousands of business corporations around the world.
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What is the Master of Computer Systems degree?
A master of computer systems degree is a two-year long graduate level degree designed to enable IT professionals to develop a better understanding of their fields and learn managerial skills. The program is designed in an executive fashion, with classes schedule for evenings and weekends in order to facilitate working professionals. Students take courses in the areas of computer systems development, operating system design, database design and management, information systems integration and digital communication.
What are the future prospects?
The use of computers in various industries and businesses as well as government departments is on the rise and nearly half of the workforce in the United States will be working in an area related to computer systems by 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an increase of 17% in employment opportunities with manufacturing companies, financial firms and healthcare services being the leading employers. A Master of Computer Systems can get you a top level managerial job, with average wages currently standing at $110,000 for entry level positions and reaching close to $200,000 with the right experience.