May 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Information Systems Management

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Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. Business Building
Office: #339

Mission Statement

The mission of the Information Systems Department is to provide a learning-centered environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals and to empower our students to compete on a global level for careers in government, industry, secondary education, and acceptance to graduate school.

Program Overview

The Department provides programs in information systems. The curricula offers opportunities for students to develop a sound understanding of IS fundamentals as well as specialized theories, practices, and best practices that enhance their learning. The ISM faculty is committed to providing high-quality education, individual guidance and assistance to students, helping them to develop the attributes of critical thinking, effective communication, lifelong learning, and individual integrity while pursuing their academic goals as well as engaging in scholarly activities to enhance our classes, involve students and, to assist in the economic development of the region through partnerships with industry, non-governmental community organizations, and entrepreneurs.

Program Description

The ISM curriculum includes hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analyses, and business simulations to build strong technical and analytical skills, effective oral and written communications, and the ability to work independently and in team-oriented environments. Students are expected to take advantage of the opportunities to gain practical technical and organizational experience through internships and co-op programs.  

Educational Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Provide excellent (undergraduate and collaborative [minor]) programs in Information Systems.
  • Prepare graduates for careers enabling them to compete on a global level in government, industry, non-governmental agencies, and acceptance into graduate school.
  • Provide excellent IS specific knowledge, skills and service to the degree programs of other departments and the University community.
  • Engage in research and other scholarly activities that enhance, promote, and support our degree programs, our instructional activities, and the intellectual and professional growth of our students and our faculty.
  • Provide an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and the joy of learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.



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