Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) was recently ranked among the top 5 research universities in the USA. The ranking was carried out by the prestigious US News and World Report Magazine, widely renowned as the guide to leading universities in the world. With this latest achievement Missouri S & T joins an exclusive and elite group of universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which are widely known for their excellence.
Earlier Missouri S&T was ranked 14th among America's specialized "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) universities in Academic Analytics' 2006-07 Faculty Scholarly Productivity ranking.
Information Science and Technology Degree
The recent rapid growth in global IT and computing industry has made Information Science and Technology (IST) degree qualification the industry standard for decision makers and managers. IST combines a correct blend of theory and practice of information technology, computer science, communication and business management skills. Today's businesses demand professionals who understand information technologies, are comfortable in a digital environment and can synthesize, analyze and learn from vast amounts of information. Missouri S&T -IST degree graduates excel in this new and rewarding environment.
Top jobs, career opportunities
IST provides the necessary skills to connect people and technology in today's workforce. Graduates hold managerial positions in technological companies, test software for user compatibility, manage networking within a company or design and implement web applications.
IST graduates are employed by leading international companies. They are in demand for positions in computer engineering, information systems and management. International companies like Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Accenture, Cerner Corporation, Garmin International, Microsoft, NEC Corporation, and Cisco Systems are among the many companies that hire Missouri S&T - IST graduates.
There are career opportunities in global industries such as banking and insurance, retail, manufacturing and distribution and consumer products.
Degree completion in Sri Lanka
Missouri S&T - International Programme Centre (IPC) at ANC University College facilitates talented and motivated students to complete their entire Bachelor's degree in IST in Sri Lanka at a fraction of the cost of studying in the US. Students receive exact identical academic qualification and exposure as the students in US campus.
All Missouri S&T professors hold a PhD qualification and are widely considered as the best in the IT / computing industry in the region. The ultra-modern Science and Engineering labs, Computer labs with high speed internet connections, Library and student resource centre, Multimedia equipped spacious air-conditioned classrooms, and a comfortable student lounge with wide screen TVs make Missouri S&T degree programme at ANC the best of its type in Sri Lanka.
One year specialization in US -
Missouri S&T - Sri Lanka students have the opportunity to transfer into Home Campus (Missouri - Rolla) in USA for the last year to complete the degree. The Optional Practical Training (OPT) work arrangement, part-time work opportunities and special university scholarship programme ensure that students get the best of local and global exposure.
Next semester begins
The next intake of Missouri S & T - Sri Lanka will commence in another few weeks' time. For further information about the degree programmes please contact 0777 662211. You are invited to visit us at Missouri S&T, 308-310, R.A.De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.