According to rankings released this month from U.S. News and World Report, Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics continues to build its reputation among the nation’s leading business education providers.
In the 2020 Best Online Master’s Programs, released on Jan. 14, the college’s online master’s in business programs, such as the fully-online M.S. in information technology (MSIT), are ranked second in California, behind USC. Nationally, the ranking is 15th place, out of 131 programs.
The ranking is tied with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Recognizing years before many colleges the importance of a distance learning-based technology program designed for working professionals, Cal State Fullerton’s business college began offering the MSIT in 2005.
The program now includes two concentrations: information technology management, which helps students understand the data communications requirements to support managed IT and cloud computing services; and a data science concentration, examining data processing and analytics in a business context.
Regularly updated to reflect the continued evolution of technology, the program currently emphasizes such applications as cybersecurity and cyberinsurance, major growth areas in the IT space in the 2020s.