Boston University Receives Online Education Award from Sloan Consortium

Boston University was recently honored with a national award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education from the Sloan Consortium.

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an association of institutions of higher education with the mission of improving quality, scale, and breadth of education through online learning. Sloan-C has been presenting awards since 2001. The 2010 award presentation took place on November 4th at the 16th Annual International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, titled The Power of Online Learning: Stimulating New Possibilities in Orlando, FL.

Burks Oakley II, the Chair of the Sloan-C Awards Committee, described the 2010 award winners as demonstrating “exceptional leadership and real success in advancing online education.” In his award letter to Boston University, he stated that “the selection committee felt that Boston University’s online program was exemplary.”

Online programs at Boston University, including the online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, are designed for busy working professionals, while maintaining the utmost academic quality and rigor. Students learn directly from world-class faculty who are experts in the field and also receive unprecedented support from course facilitators, administrators, and staff.

The online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program offers cutting-edge instruction and features the latest technologies in the marketplace. Students gain both technical and business competencies to aid them in becoming leaders in the IT profession. The innovative curriculum covers a variety of key topics including programming, networking, database management, project management, security, application development, management strategies, and more.

As evident with the recent Sloan-C award, Boston University provides an engaging online learning experience with the credibility that you need in a graduate degree. If you are looking to join the field of information technology or are ready for the next step in your current IT career, contact

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