Information Systems Management (ISM) is a multi-disciplinary major that focuses on the fusion of information systems, technology, and business management. Our students learn:
In today's business climate, managing information resources are as important in optimizing enterprise performance as managing labor, capital, or raw materials. Our ISM BS degree positions our graduates to oversee the collection, manipulation, storage, distribution, and utilization of an organization's information resources in areas such as engineering, manufacturing, finance, accounting, and marketing. This requires a solid mix of business and technical knowledge, as well as a grounding in organizational structures, operations (including processes and the flows of data between processes), and the financial implications related to these factors. In addition, our graduates will be well versed in topics such as systems development tools and techniques, information architecture, networks, databases, telecommnications, and systems integration.
This field addresses the above issues as they relate specifically to technological enterprises, as well as the development, management, and commercialization of technologies/products (e.g., computers, networks, and software).
Students must learn the mathematics, science and technical fundamentals of computer science and engineering as well as understand the environment in which information technology (IT) solutions will be applied, through economics, business, and management of technology courses.
In order to graduate with a B.S., students normally complete 19 required courses (with one laboratory, totaling 96 quarter credits) plus four elective courses (20 quarter credits). To plan for completion of these course requirements within the normative time, students should consult with an adviser as early as possible. Industrial interactions and projects are key features of this major.