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.The General Education course requirements for this academic program have been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog. 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 (45 hours)
Major Core (39 hours)
Electives (36 hours)