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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management ranges from working with computer workstations, networks, intranets, and the Internet and training employees on how to use these systems for the establishment of web servers and maintenance and security of Internet and Intranet systems.  With the 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. Utilize current information systems, technologies, and operations to effectively work and contribute positively to the respective company or organization.
  3.  Demonstrate the ability to analyze problems that can be resolved with an understanding of employee behavior by effective, ethical, and culturally sensitive resolutions designed to promote productivity in the workplace.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business communications such as memos, letters, and reports.

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

4.    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 (60 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours).

General Education Courses
EH 1401 English Composition I
EH 1402 English Composition II
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
PH 3420 Survey of the Bible
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
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
Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
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)
BS 4450 Organizational Communication 4
BS 4465 Ethical Character of Business Leadership 4
CO 1405 Microcomputer Applications 4
BS 4458 e-Portfolio in Business Administration 4
Total Core 28
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
Total Concentration 32
Total Required Courses 60
Elective Courses (select from 1000-4000 level courses) 28
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)

Common Titles:

  • Software Developer
  • Research Analyst
  • User Interface Designer
  • Technology Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Computer Programmer

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