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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

Information Systems Management (B.S.)

The information systems management major develops students' abilities to conceptualize and manage the design and implementation of high-quality information systems. The curriculum focuses on the concepts, methods, and practical applications of information systems in the workplace. Students are provided with the skills needed to make substantive contributions to the use of information systems in corporate decision making.

The student who graduates with a major in information systems management will be able to:

  • Evaluate, select, and apply appropriate analytical and measurement methods/tools and system development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies to meet organizational needs.
  • Research, assess, recommend/select, and implement information technology that aligns with business needs and meets business objectives.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders orally, visually, and in writing to determine stakeholders' business requirements, explain how their requirements will be met, and provide ongoing audience-appropriate information.
  • Responsibly protect organizations' critical information and assets by integrating cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout global enterprises.
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate technology solutions to achieve strategic goals by managing high-performing teams and projects.

A degree with a major in information systems management requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above).

For more information please visit UMUC’s Web site at www.umuc.edu/undergrad/ugprograms/ifsm.cfm.