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.
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:
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.
Students in the Information Systems Management Program (B.S.) will be able to:
The Accelerated Option with Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate provides students in the Information Systems Management B.S. degree program (ISM) the option of completing their bachelor's degree along with a Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management. Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits). The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards the undergraduate degree. The 15 credits consist of either 15 free elective credits, or 12 free elective credits and taking IST 7060 instead of ISM 450.
Students selecting this option also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards an M.S. Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST) - Technology Project Management degree. Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree or Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management.
Admission requirements include:
Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their ISM degree and have an approved AOI form.
Note: Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate.
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
SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
POL 300 American Politics
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 350 Introduction to E-Commerce
BMK 305 Marketing
MAT 312 Business Statistics
BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization
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
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the seven IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate.
IST 7060 Project and Change Management
IPM 6000 IT/IS Project Scope Development and Management
IPM 6010 IT/IS Project Scheduling
IPM 6020 IT/IS Project Budgeting
IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management
IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management
IPM 6050 Agile Project Management
IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management
The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Information Systems Management:
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.