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Information Systems Management, Bachelor of Science

Philosophy

The Wilmington University undergraduate degree program in Information Systems Management provides a solid knowledge foundation and a related and meaningful set of experiences to prepare professionals to become Information Technology leaders in what has become the nation’s largest industry. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate degree program in Information Systems Management will possess a working command of current business processes, understand the concepts of business intelligence, data warehousing, and information technology applications and practices that can be applied in business, educational, and governmental organizations regardless of size. Degree recipients will be capable of managing complex projects from inception to completion, including analyzing business processes and designing an information technology strategy for continuous improvement. The ISM program is closely aligned with the business curriculum at Wilmington University. All courses involve hands-on assignments.

Purpose

The use of information systems and technology in business and industry is woven into strategic, tactical and operational areas of almost every organization. Administrators, employees, and staff routinely use information technology in their daily professional and personal lives. The increased need for well-designed information technology systems by business and industry has further created a need for IT professionals who can analyze, design and implement information systems to meet the needs of clients. This includes, but is not limited to, professionals who are:

  • Competent practitioners, able to use technology and capable of assuming a leadership role in its implementation;
  • Effective problem solvers, with the ability to integrate information systems and technology into the workplace;
  • Active learners, attuned to emerging trends and technical innovations, with the attendant capabilities to appropriately position the proper trends/innovations within organizations.

The express purpose of Wilmington University’s program in Information Systems Management is to satisfy those needs by fostering an application level of practical expertise at an intermediate level of experience. Knowledge of the most current tools and technologies is combined with an understanding of the fundamental principles that underlie them. This ensures that graduates have immediately useful skills, in addition to the deeper understanding that will allow them to move smoothly and efficiently to new systems and approaches.

Program Competencies

Students in the Information Systems Management Program (B.S.) will be able to:

  • Apply the ethical principles required of computer professionals;
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge in Information Technology necessary to prepare for an entry level position in the field;
  • Analyze requirements for Information Technology systems using the best practices and current methodologies;
  • Employ the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process used to analyze, design, implement, test and deliver Information Technology projects;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices used to manage Information Technology projects; and
  • Practice the use and employ the benefit of library resources, including subscription to services and other sources generally accepted as legitimate and valid.


Information Systems Management B.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (36 credits)

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE

HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Science Elective (3 credits)

SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

POL 300 American Politics

OR

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Business and Management Core (18 credits)

MAT 312 Business Statistics

Information Systems Management (45 credits)

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

BFM 300 Fundamentals of Finance for Managers

OR

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

ISM 110 Information Systems Theory and Practice

ISM 300 Business Process Management

ISM 330 Business Intelligence

ISM 350 Information Technology Policy and Strategy

ISM 400 System Analysis and Design

ISM 410 Physical Design and Implementation with DBMS

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

ISM 455 Strategic Application of Information Technology

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operation

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

Free Electives (21 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.

Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Semester 1

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 121 English Composition I

ISM 110 Information Systems Theory and Practice

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operation

Semester 2

BBM 201 Principles of Management

ENG 122 English Composition II

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

Sophomore

Semester 1

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

OR

POL 300 American Politics

HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE

MAT 312 Business Statistics

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

Semester 2

BFM 300 Fundamentals of Finance for Managers

OR

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present

ISM 300 Business Process Management

Junior

Semester 1

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

ISM 350 Information Technology Policy and Strategy

ISM 410 Physical Design and Implementation with DBMS

SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences

Free Elective

Semester 2

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 350 Introduction to E-Commerce

ISM 330 Business Intelligence

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

Free Elective

Senior

Semester 1

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

ISM 400 System Analysis and Design

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

Free Elective

Free Elective

Semester 2

BMK 305 Marketing

ISM 455 Strategic Application of Information Technology

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective


Completion Degree Requirements

What is a Completion Degree

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.

Information Systems Management Completion Degree

BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 350 Introduction to E-Commerce

BFM 300 Fundamentals of Finance for Managers

OR

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

BMK 305 Marketing

ISM 300 Business Process Management

ISM 330 Business Intelligence

ISM 350 Information Technology Policy and Strategy

ISM 400 System Analysis and Design

ISM 410 Physical Design and Implementation with DBMS

ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

ISM 455 Strategic Application of Information Technology

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Information Systems Management:

BBM 201 Principles of Management

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 122 English Composition II

ISM 110 Information Systems Theory and Practice

SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operation

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security