Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Systems (IS) is the field that connects business and technology. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Information Systems (BSBA IS) prepares you for a career in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology to support the needs of an organization and its customers. As an IS student, 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 so that you will be able to assume responsibilities in an information systems environment.

You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of workplace settings, with job titles including:

  • IS or IT manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Business Application Developer
  • Internet or Intranet Manager
  • IS or IT Consultant
  • Database Administrator

The AUM’s BSBA IS degree has been certified as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) -Designated Degree Program by the Department of Education and maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. 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.

Sharpen Your IT Focus with Three Options

Students in the Information Systems specialization take a common body of four INFO core courses beyond the College of Business core. In addition, four INFO elective courses allow students to tailor their studies to a particular area of options. Students can emphasize these option areas:

  • General Information Systems Option
  • Enterprise Network Management Option
  • Enterprise Data Management & Applications Option

Points of Pride

  • The Department’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Information Systems degree is approved and accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, which accredits only 10% of the business schools around the world.
  • Class sizes are generally small so that students get individual attention from our faculty. Nine full-time Ph.D. professors and one instructor with a master’s degree teach the courses.
  • AUM’s BSBA IS program is a Cutting-edge, relevant, and work-ready curriculum. It provides students with internship opportunities to integrate academic knowledge with practical experiences and opportunities to land jobs.
  • The Information Systems Club helps you develop practical experience in the field as well as networking contacts. For more information, please contact the club advisor, Wendy Anderson, at (334) 244-3977 or [email protected].

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018.

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistic sample data
JobsMedian Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Computer and Information Systems Manager$142,53011%
Network and Computer Systems Administrator$82.0505%
Computer Network Architect$109,0205%

For More Information

Department of Information Systems
Auburn University at Montgomery

Clement Hall 22C


Ms. Joy Strong
[email protected]

Soaring Warhawks

  • Renée Borg is a Technical Marketing Representative at RSA Dexter Avenue Data Center.
  • Hunter Harris is Information Systems Manager for the Alabama State Bar Association.
  • Tobias Mense is Chief Information Officer for AUM’s Office of Technology.
  • Thomas Thaggard is a recruiter at GDH Consulting.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Information Systems major includes:

Course #Course NameCourse Description
INFO 3560Database SystemsAn initial study of database systems with a focus primarily on relational databases and SQL. The database concepts, data modeling, and database implementation will be covered.
INFO 3700Data Communication (writing intensive)This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the technical and management aspects of business data communications and network management. Students will gain an understanding of how the wired and wireless infrastructures work, how the internet works, and how applications use networks.
INFO 4800Project ManagementIntroduces the concepts and practices of information systems (IS) project management. Develops knowledge of how to successfully plan and manage IS projects including the ability to define project scope, create workable project plans, and manage projects with quality, budget, and schedule in mind. Addresses the organizational, managerial, and political issues associated with project management.
INFO 4780Systems Analysis, Design and ImplementationAnalysis, design and implementation of information flows for management control and decision-making. Use of systems development concepts, principles and practices with emphasis on problem identification, requirements structuring, and solution generation intheory and in a business project.
INFO 4560Database AdministrationA study of the administrative issues of database systems featuring Oracle databases. Course covers installation of database systems, creation and enforcement of access controls, backup and recovery techniques, and optimization and tuning.

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