Award: Associate of Sciences Degree – Option in Business
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443-412-2136, email@example.com; Prof. John Mayhorne,
443-412-2382, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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Information Systems Management emphasizes business,
organizational and management concepts as well as computer
technology skills. Coursework in areas such as business
fundamentals, accounting, finance, marketing, production,
management, computer programming, systems analysis
and design, database concepts, and management and data
communications are typical for a degree in ISM. Students
learn how to analyze, design and implement information
systems that will provide managers with the information
needed to make operational and strategic decisions for large
and small companies.
Information Systems Management is a transfer program focusing on the use of computers in business. Students who successfully complete the Information Systems Management degree will:
Note that these goals are very similar to the CIS Program goals, but at a less advanced level, since instead of taking more advanced computing electives, ISM students will be taking more general education requirement courses and business-related courses.
- Analyze the use of commercial software applications, hardware, networks, programming, and other technologies including databases in information systems at a basic level of competence.
- Use, maintain and modify existing information systems.
- Design and implement new information systems.
- Demonstrate the skills to work in a business environment including working in teams, project management, and professional and effective communication with a wider audience.
- Achieve the necessary level of competence in the subject to continue studying Information Systems at a four-year institution.
This program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate
degree in Information Systems Management. After completion
of the program, students are prepared to transfer to a four-year
institution and specialize in Information Systems Management.
Students have numerous opportunities for transfer. One option is
the dual admissions program with University of Maryland University
College. Interested students should contact academic advising.
The U.S. Industrial Outlook from the U.S. Department of
Commerce forecasts an increased need for professional training
services and software enhancements/modifications as primary
revenue sources for computer professional services. The computer
industry and computer related occupations continue to grow.
Homeland Security and Cyber-Security continue to gain
increased emphasis for our nation’s security. This degree program provides the foundation
for students preparing for these challenging and critical careers.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Electives should be chosen according to the requirements
of the institution to which transfer is planned.