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Your contribution to society might be applying what you already love in a new way. Take your passion for technology and all things computers, for example. You can put that passion to work by becoming skilled in the field of information technology, which, simply put, is where business and technology meet.
As an IS student at AUM, you will learn to analyze, design, develop, and maintain information systems to support business activities and day-to-day operations across the organization so that the business can achieve a competitive advantage in the market. The program will give you the skills you need to perform the functions of business information processing and management.
AUM students specializing in information systems know how to evaluate data and turn numbers into lucrative business strategies. Course work prepares you for certain industry certifications upon graduation. You’ll train in high-end technology labs and collaborate with teams of peers, professors, and professionals in the field. Our business faculty have many relationships in the Montgomery-area job market, so you’ll have the chance to pursue quality internship and career networking opportunities.
Many people with an IS degree enter the workforce fast, gain promotions, and reap optimum rewards within the first three years of their career. Employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
Students in the IS program can tailor their studies to a particular area of interest, including:
The BSBA with a specialization in information systems has been certified by the Department of Education as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Designated Degree Program. International students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program can remain for an additional 17 months on an Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM extension.
The Know How
What you will know with a Information Systems degree from AUM
Your career can be financially rewarding and emotionally rewarding—helping people use technology for good.
Know how to meet the needs of the community by identifying trends in human service organizations like social work, adoption agencies, food banks, and welfare.
Know how to handle information with great care, honesty, and integrity.
Know how to interact with decision makers who will depend on you to safely manage their information with speed and accuracy.
Points of Pride
Customize Your Degree
Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth
Most IS workers work indoors in an office. Some work remotely from home. Full-time employment is common, but there is also a growing demand for self-employed or freelance consultants.
You are flexible with an IS degree! You are not limited to one business or one organization. You are qualified for many opportunities in managerial roles and that translates into promotions with rewards.
Many entry level positions have average pay. But with an IS degree and several years of experience, you could rapidly grow into some of the highest paid positions in the U.S. As always, compensation is based on geography, work experience, job title and other factors.
Is a Degree in Information Systems right for me?
With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
|Career/Job Title||Entry-level Education||Job Growth 2020-2030||Annual Median Salary|
|Computer Information Systems Manager||Bachelor’s Degree||11% (Faster than average)||$151,150|
|Database Administrator||Bachelor’s Degree||8% (As fast as average)||$98,860|
|Librarian||Master’s degree||9% (As fast as average)||$60,820|
|Computer Network Architect||Bachelor’s degree||5% (Slower than average)||$116,780|
|App Developer/ Software Developer/Quality Assurance Analyst/Tester||Bachelor’s degree||22% (Much faster than average)||$110,140|
|Computer Support Specialist||Bachelor’s degree||9% (As fast as average)||$55,510|
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
College of Business
Begin your study in the College of Business with a strong foundation. Then customize your degree with intensive courses in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or General Business. All degrees offered by the College of Business have achieved business accreditation by AACSB-International, the most prestigious business school accrediting body. In addition to a B.S. in Accounting, you will graduate with an AACSB accreditation. Only 1 percent of schools worldwide hold this special accreditation.
Official Name of the Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Systems
This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.
To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, business, and electives. Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
|Course Number||Course Name||What you will know…|
|INFO 3560||Database Systems||Know the basics of database systems with a focus primarily on relational databases and SQL. Database concepts, data modeling, and database implementation will be covered.|
|INFO 3700||Data Communication (writing intensive)||Understand the technical and management aspects of business data communications and network management. Learn how wired and wireless infrastructures work, how the internet works, and how applications use networks.|
|INFO 4800||Project Management||Know the concepts and practices of information systems (IS) project management and how to successfully plan and manage IS projects.|
|INFO 4780||Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation||Know the analysis, design and implementation of information flows for management control and decision-making. Learn systems development concepts, principles and practices with emphasis on problem identification, requirements structuring, and solution generation in theory and in a business project.|
|INFO 4560||Database Administration||Know the administrative issues of database systems featuring Oracle databases. Covers installation of database systems, creation and enforcement of access controls, backup and recovery techniques, and optimization and tuning.|