The Information Systems Management (ISM) degree integrates a holistic Christ-centered approach with technology and management to provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to successfully build and support today’s information systems driven organization. Key components include management communication techniques, information systems decision making, infrastructure and system planning, enterprise architecture and knowledge management, systems analysis and design, Internet development and eCommerce, information security, and software application and design. Graduates with an information systems management degree can find employment across industries and at a variety of levels. Technology is pervasive in today’s world, and whether it might be virtual businesses, large multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses or entrepreneurial ventures, they all need information systems management professionals to serve and support their information and technology needs.
In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses. For a list of General Education course requirements please see the course list for the Associate of Arts: General Studies degree.
Major coursework for the degree can be completed over four semesters. Classes are taught in seminar format. Selected degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.
The Information Systems Management degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (42 hours)
Major Core (39 hours)
Electives (39 hours)