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Information Systems

Information Systems

Program Description

Preparing students to acquire the knowledge and skills to gain the competitive advantage needed to succeed: that’s the goal of the Department of Information Systems and its Information Systems bachelor’s degree program.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that computer and information technology occupations will add about 546,200 new jobs from 2018 to 2028, a 12 percent growth. That growth is much faster than other occupations. 

To prepare for that expanding career field, this program will give you the skills you need to perform the functions of business information processing and management so that you’ll be able to assume supervisory responsibilities in an information systems environment. You’ll be ready to work as an IS or IT manager, research analyst, business application developer, Internet or intranet manager, or management consultant. You can concentrate your studies in Infrastructure or Application.

As a student in this robust degree program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Information Systems and have an opportunity to choose from three optional specializations: 

  • General Information Systems
  • Enterprise Network Management
  • Enterprise Data Management and Applications

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.

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

Jobs

Median Annual Pay

Job Growth through 2028

Computer and Information Systems Manager

$142,530

11%

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

$82.050

5%

Computer Network Architect

$109,020

5%

For More Information

Department of Information Systems
Auburn University at Montgomery

Clement Hall 310

334-244-3179

srobin38@aum.edu

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 Name Course Description
INFO 3560 Database Systems An 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 3700 Data 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 4800 Project Management Introduces 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 4200 Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning This course identifies fundamental planning principles and practices used to develop and maintain an effective IT contingency and disaster recovery plan. This course focuses on the planning process for IT contingency and disaster recovery plans and the execution of plans in response to human and non-human incidents/disasters.
INFO 4560 Database Administration A 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.

Want More Info About AUM?

Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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