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  ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCES DEGREE 2018 - 2019
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact A.C.Chapin, 443-412-2136, achapin@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Information Systems Management emphasizes business, organizational and management concepts as well as computer technology skills. Coursework in areas such as business fundamentals, accounting, finance, marketing, production, management, computer programming, systems analysis and design, database concepts, and management and data communications are typical for a degree in ISM. Students learn how to analyze, design and implement information systems that will provide managers with the information needed to make operational and strategic decisions for large and small companies.

PROGRAM GOALS
Information Systems Management is a transfer program focusing on the use of computers in business. Students who successfully complete the Information Systems Management degree will:
  1. Analyze the use of commercial software applications, hardware, networks, programming, and other technologies including databases in information systems at a basic level of competence.
  2. Use, maintain and modify existing information systems.
  3. Design and implement new information systems.
  4. Demonstrate the skills to work in a business environment including working in teams, project management, and professional and effective communication with a wider audience.
  5. Achieve the necessary level of competence in the subject to continue studying Information Systems at a four-year institution.
Note that these goals are very similar to the CIS Program goals, but at a less advanced level, since instead of taking more advanced computing electives, ISM students will be taking more general education requirement courses and business-related courses.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
This program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems Management. After completion of the program, students are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and specialize in Information Systems Management. Students have numerous opportunities for transfer. Interested students should contact academic advising or program faculty.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for Information Systems Managers is expected to increase 15%, adding 53,000 new jobs by 2024.

Homeland Security and Cyber-Security continue to gain increased emphasis for our nationís security. This degree program provides the foundation for students preparing for these challenging and critical careers.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
BA 101Introduction to Business 3
CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total13
   
Second Semester Credits
BA 109Principles of Management 3
CIS 115Fundamentals of Programming 3
ECON 101Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 101Accounting Principles I  3
Mathematics Elective 4
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
CIS 111Programming I: C/C++  
              or  
CIS 205Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming  
              or  
CIS 119Programming I: Java  
              or  
CSI 131Computer Science I 4
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
General Elective 1
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ACCT 102Accounting Principles II  
              or  
ECON 102Microeconomics 3
CIS 203Computer Systems and Procedures 3
CIS 221C++ Programming Language  
              or  
CSI 132Computer Science II 4
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total16
   

* Electives should be chosen according to the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned.

Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.