SUNY Buffalo MIS vs UIC Chicago MIS

Guys what should I choose from Suny Buffalo MIS vs UIC Chicago MIS?

I have approximately 2 year work experience in SAP Security.

As Suny Buffalo is one year course, I am concerned if I will get enough time to figure things out there… Also from the very first day I have to start finding jobs. Where people will be searching for internships, we will have to search for full time jobs.

UIC has 16 month course, but UIC is very expensive.

Please help!!!

There are a lot of factors to consider -
UIC Chicago has a more tech-based curriculum whereas the curriculum of Suny Buffalo also inculcates management with technology.

Your concern about internships and jobs is quite valid if you go to Suny Buffalo. The shorter duration of the course might pose problems. Also, UIC ranks better in terms of employment probability and starting salary. So it is likely that UIC will provide a great start to your career.

The next concern about expenses, there is no way around it except taking an education loan and managing your finances. If you decide on UIC, the loan amount will increase. However, with a longer course period, you will have time to find internships and jobs. Some of the recruiters for UIC are Digital Mark Group, PwC, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas (Source - GyanDhan’s University Compare tool).

Both colleges have pros and cons. But you should go to a college with a curriculum that suits your professional needs.

Hey that was a very great explanation! Thank you so much… It will help me decide what’s best for me!

You’re welcome!

Another point I forgot to add -

UB’s MS in MIS qualifies as a STEM course so you will be eligible for a 3 year OPT. So even though the course duration is short, you can still go for it without worrying much about coping with jobs and internships.