The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management ranges from working with computer workstations, networks, intranets, the Internet, and training employees how to use these systems for the establishment of web servers and maintenance and security of Internet and Intranet systems.  With knowledge gained from an integrated general education and business core program  coupled with the business information services concentration courses, graduates will especially be prepared in the essential areas of information systems security, network systems, data communications systems, wireless technologies, voice-over-IP systems, training and development in information services, web design, applications management, and collaboration technologies in areas where business information services are critical to the success of the respective organization, business, or corporation.  Graduates will especially be prepared to assume positions in information technology, technical support and training, data communications specialists or analysts, management of information technology systems and services, database specialists, and internal and external customer service technology operations positions.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Implement basic knowledge of business principles required for entry-level jobs in the business and non-profit organizations such as churches;
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;
  3. Utilize current information systems, technologies, and operations to effectively work and contribute positively to the respective company or organization; and
  4. Apply basic teaming, collaboration, and leadership skills in the workplace for effective operations at the individual, workgroup, corporate, and organizational levels.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (56 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

General Education Courses
Communication
EH 1401 English Composition I
EH 1402 English Composition II
8
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
PH 3420 Survey of the Bible
4
Mathematics
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
4
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
4
Social Science/Behavioral Science
PG 2401 General Psychology
SY 2401 Introductory Sociology
HY 2403 Western Civilization I
HY 2404 Western Civilization II
GT 2405 Your American Government
HY 1401 United States History I
HY 1402 United States History II
EC 3403 Microeconomics
EC 3405 Macroeconomics
4
Electives
Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
16
Total General Education Course Hours 40
Required Courses
FD 1412 Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program) 4
BS 1401 Introduction to Business 4
BS 3400 Leadership and Organizational Dynamics 4
BS 4456 Directed Field Experience in Area of Concentration (Internship) 4
(Prerequisite: Senior standing)
OR
BS 4450 Organizational Communication 4
BS 4465 Ethical Character of Business Leadership 4
CO 1405 Microcomputer Applications 4
Total Core 24
8 Concentration – Information Systems Management (ISM) – 32 Hours  
CO 1403 Management Information Systems (MIS) in Business
CO 2410 Database Management (Prerequisite: CO 1405)
CO 2446 Open Source Business Systems I
CO 3420 Managing Business Projects via Technology
CO 3421 Principles of Training and Development in IT
CO 3424 Networking Systems and Data Communications I
CO 3426 Security Measures in Business (Prerequisite: CO 3424)
CO 3430 Web Design and Applications Management I
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
Total Concentration 32
Total Required Courses 56
Elective Courses (select from 1000-4000 level courses) 28
Capstone Course
BS 4458 e-Portfolio in Business Administration (Prerequisite: Within 12 hours of graduation)  4
Capstone Course Hours  4
Total Hours for Bachelor’s Degree   128
*Recommended Electives
BS 1405 Computers in Business
BS 2400 e-Commerce
BS 3405 Business Statistics
BS 3430 Business Law
BS 4450 Organizational Communication
CO 2447 Open Source Business Systems II (Prerequisite: CO 2446)
CO 3425 Networking Systems and Data Communications II (Prerequisite: CO 3424)
Open Electives (select from 1000-4000 level courses)
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Common Titles:

  • Software Developer
  • Research Analyst
  • User Interface Designer
  • Technology Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Web Developer

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