Learn how to manage systems and IT personnel with a bachelor's degree in information systems management.

Information systems management is a critical part of the strategic decision-making process in virtually all of today's public and private organizations. That means managers who can lead the teams that integrate information systems with general business processes are in high demand.

Developed by chief information officers and other high-level IT professionals, the Bachelor of Science in information systems management program at University of Maryland Global Campus is well suited for those looking to move into a management position and bridge the gap between an organization's functional users and technical developers.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Information Systems Management Bachelor's Degree

In the information systems management degree, coursework will teach you how to conceptualize, implement, and manage high-quality, secure information systems. The curriculum, which is kept updated, relevant, and accurate with input from IT employers, focuses on the methods, concepts, and practical applications of information systems in the workplace. You'll acquire an integrated skill set that includes a deep understanding of how technology fits within a company or organization.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Evaluate, select, and apply analytical and measurement methods/tools and system development lifecycle methodologies to meet organizational needs
  • Research, assess, recommend, select, and implement information technology that aligns with organizational needs, provides continuity, and meets business objectives
  • Effectively communicate verbally, visually, and in writing to determine stakeholders' business requirements, explain how the requirements will be met, and provide ongoing information
  • Protect organizations' critical information and assets responsibly by integrating cyber security 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

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Identify business processes that would benefit from implementation of an information technology solution
  • Demonstrate how IT could improve the process, productivity, and competitive positioning of a given organization
  • Build a full IT business case for an IT solution, including justifications and portfolio management
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to justify organizational expenditures for IT systems

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Information Systems Management Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

This program requires 33 credits of coursework in the major.

  • IFSM 300
  • IFSM 301
  • IFSM 304
  • IFSM 310
  • IFSM 311
  • IFSM 330
  • IFSM 370
  • IFSM 432
  • IFSM 438
  • IFSM 461
  • IFSM 495

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • CMIS 102

Electives

This program requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

General Education Requirements

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into a management position working in information systems management, systems analysis, information technology project management, and information assurance.