You believe computer programs improve lives, the function of organizations, and the management of resources. And, you want to have a hand in technological progress. Whether you want to design mobile apps or enterprise software solutions, S.A.U. can prepare you for a successful IT career.
Our graduates work at Apple Inc., Carleton Life Support, Google, HNI Corporation, and Southern Imperial Inc., and many others.
AT A GLANCE
SAU was ranked 5th in College Consensus' (2018) survey of Best Colleges and Universities in Iowa, and 13th in the category Best Regional Universities-Midwest, based on an average of published rankings and student reviews. Ranked 38th (tie) by U.S. News & World Report (2019) Regional Universities Midwest out of a region of 12 states. The publication gathers data from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects U.S. News' judgment about how much that measure matters. Finally, the colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score.
4 + 1 MSITM program
Our faculty is up-to-date on technologies and innovations in computer science. They work side-by-side with you as you learn to translate theory, build technical proficiency, and apply your skills in the real world.
St Ambrose University is a recognized College of Distinction for its adherence to successful outcomes, great teaching, creating a vibrant community, and educating engaged students.
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What have alumni of this program done?
Rachel Vanderheiden '98, '00, '03 MBA, is an IT Leader for Deere & Company. "The coaching I received from professors helped me get multiple internships and part-time jobs throughout college."
Mitch Myers '86, a vice president of customer success at BMC Software in Plano, Texas, is confident the computer science and business classes at S.A.U. helped him "learn how to learn. It was less about specific skills such as programming and more about learning how to think about business and strategies."
Randy Vogel '87, a Cloud Adoption Leader for IBM, knows the liberal arts background he gained at S.A.U. helped in his success. "My first job was as a programmer, so the different programming classes were extremely valuable - not just for programming, but for problem-solving skills as well. My subsequent roles began to take on leadership responsibilities, so the liberal arts exposure and small class sizes with lots of interaction were key to help me transition from doer to manager."