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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Information Systems Management BSB


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The Information Systems Management BSB is designed for the student seeking an entry-level position in the fast growing computer industry.  It provides the technical knowledge and skills needed to be successful, as well as the business concepts to prepare you for a career in information management.  The program curriculum is in compliance with the latest Association for Computing Machines (ACM) Curriculum guidelines and matches an undergraduate information systems degree in a typical AACSB-accredited North American Business school. The degree can be completed as a stand-alone degree or as a 2+2 program with the Associate of Applied Business degree in Information Technology Management.  See your advisor for more information.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a Bethlehem, PA non-profit that links college career placement offices with employers lists Management Information Systems as the #6 and Information Systems as the #7 top degrees for getting hired in 2017.

 

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook reports the job outlook for 2014-2024 to be 15% (average is 8%). Median salary 2015 $131,600 per year ($63.27 per hour).

Information on occupational outlook and opportunities can be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:

 

http://www.bls.gov

 

Employers look favorably upon potential employees with backgrounds in both technology and business.  This degree provides students with a solid core of business knowledge with technology skills in the area(s) they wish to pursue.  It is absolutely essential that the student must be able to view information systems from the perspective of business and organizational needs.

Graduating students may enter employment as web developers, network technicians, operators, computer programmers, or microcomputer specialists in computer installations, to name a few of the possibilities.  IS background in business provides students with the opportunity to pursue both technical and managerial careers in organizations that incorporate leading edge technologies.  A firm background in business as well as IS provides those students interested in starting their own businesses the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in the endeavor.

 

The Network Lab provides students a hands-on experience in the fields of networking, hardware and security.

 

Member of IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 42 Hours

The GEP Quantitative Reasoning component is satisfied in the required nonbusiness courses.

 
Business Core 29 Unique Hours
Computer Information System Major - Core 46 Hours
Electives 3 Hours
   
Total Hours Required 120 Hours
   

General Education Program (GEP)


English Composition 6 Hours
Oral Communication 3 Hours
Literature 3 Hours
Fine and Performing Arts 3 Hours
Natural Science 7 Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 5 Hours

MATH1800 counts for both the GEP and Business Core

 
Engaged Citizenry 3 Hours
Global Perspectives 3 Hours
Historical Perspectives 3 Hours
Ethical Insight and Reasoning 3 Hours
Human Behavior 3 Hours

ECON2201 counts for both the GEP and Business Core

 

Total Hours 42

 

General Electives (3 Hours)


Includes UNIV1100 First Year Experience: University Foundations course, if taken.

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