CITI members support Information Systems (IS) at the CU Denver Business School in a myriad of ways. CITI participates in community outreach, consulting and curriculum participation. Members also offer internships, externships and recruiting support.
At the high-school level, CITI encourages students to pursue careers in IT. CITI completed the Columbine High School technology upgrade program.
At the college level, CITI and the ISA Club present an annual Become a Business Leader with the Edge panel event. CITI c-level executives from some of Denver’s most successful companies make themselves available to students during this event, which is promoted to the entire university and supports both the presenting businesses and the information systems discipline.
Multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and graduate students undertake projects that address critical business needs at member companies.
- Completed an information technology cost allocation project completed for J.D. Edwards
- Played a significant role in the development and publication of the book Business Driven Information Technology: Answers to 100 Critical Questions for Every Manager, published by Stanford University Press. Many CITI members, both faculty and business executives, served as authors and editors.
Member companies participate in the classroom by providing experts to speak about their real-world experience. Members also support new degree programs.
- Degree programs supported by CITI include the online undergraduate information systems and computer science program and the PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems.
- The accounting and information systems faculty approved a new track on “Accounting and Information Systems Audit and Control” as part of both MS in Accounting and MS Information Systems programs based on CITI member input.
- The program faculty approved the development of dual emphasis at the undergraduate level. With CITI member input, these dual emphasis offerings are in addition to the regular offerings of accounting, financial management, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. So far such dual emphases have been developed and/or approved between information systems and accounting, marketing, management, and finance.
Internships, externships and recruiting
CITI member companies have special access to students through private career fairs and recruiting support. The strong relationship between the university and industry encourages the placement of student interns and faculty externs.