Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120

Course length: 7-15 weeks

Overview

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.

Curriculum

You will take courses such as:
  • CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
  • SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • POL 300 American Politics
  • HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
  • MAT 312 Business Statistics
  • BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization
  • BFM 300 Fundamentals of Finance for Managers
  • 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
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
 
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.

Schedule

●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions


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