Academic Programs

AACSB AccreditationThe Information Science and Systems Department is one of the departments in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. All programs at all levels in the Graves School are AACSB accredited. The School is housed in a state-of-the-art building with ultra-modern classrooms that have the latest multimedia presentation facilities. The Department offers courses at the Undergraduate level, Graduate level and the Ph.D. level.

Programs

1. Undergraduate-B.S. in Information Systems
2. Undergraduate-B.S. in Services & Supply Chain Management
3. Supply Chain Management Elective Courses in the MBA Program
4. Master of Science in Project Management
5. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (on-campus)
6. Ph.D. in Business Administration- Major in Information Systems


B.S. IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The B.S. in Information Systems program covers the basic concepts proposed by the ACM/AIS/AITP model curriculum, including:

I. Technological Concepts:

Computer Applications
Computational Thinking-Algorithms
Programming Languages
Networking & Security
Databases
HTML
Mobile App Development
Dynamic Web Technologies

II. Organizational Concepts:

General Organization Theory
Information Systems Management
Organizational Behavior
Managing the Process of Change
Legal and Ethical
Interpersonal Skills

III. Developmental Concepts (Systems Concepts)

Approaches to Systems Development
Systems Development Concepts and Methodologies
Systems Development Tools and Techniques
Enterprise Information System
Design Thinking
Enterprise Resource Planning
Security & Risk Management
Project Management
Information and Business Analysis
Information Systems Design
Systems Implementation and Testing Strategies
Systems Integration, Operation, and Maintenance
Systems Development for Specific Types of Information Systems.

The mission of the department of Information Science and Systems is to offer high quality programs in information systems at the undergraduate and doctoral level, services and supply chain management at the undergraduate level, and project management at the graduate level. The department seeks to provide opportunities for students to study and apply various technical and organizational knowledge and skills. The department's regularly updated curricula are taught by a team of highly qualified faculty that engages in research and brings corporate and government technical IT work experience to the classroom. The programs are suitable for students who are planning (1) to work in a corporate environment, (2) to operate their own business, (3) to obtain a strong systems background for pursuing graduate studies. The program enables the student to develop solid foundations in key technologies, methodologies, processes, and in organizational skills

What's the Difference between Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems?

Computer Science: The science that deals with designing and improving the efficiency of computers with the computer in mind. The field requires study of design of operating systems, data structures, extensive programming and discrete mathematics. More or less, this field requires extensive coding (writing programs). A computer science major may create software for anti-virus.

Computer Engineering: The design and development of computer hardware e.g., Central Processing Unit, Memory, Hard Disks, communication ports, cooling. The field requires study of materials, Electrical engineering principles, heat transfer, extensive calculus and programming.

Information Systems: The design and development of automated systems that are used in enterprises. The field requires study of business fundamentals (purchasing, sales, accounting, logistics, finance), systems analysis, database systems, networking and security, enterprise systems, project management. The IS major will interface with employees and/or customers to provide them with automated solutions that meet their needs. The field requires business knowledge to analyze the needs of employees/customers/partners (understand the business language and business terms), technology principles, and ability to design solutions.

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B.S. IN SERVICES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Study of Services and Supply Chain Management (SSCM) provides solid understanding of supply chain processes and systems. This program provides the necessary skills to plan and manage a firm's production /service processes including supply management, operations, quality, logistics, material handling, distribution and customer services. Services and Supply Chain Management deal with fundamental business processes with larger roles than ever before, as businesses operate on lean management schedules utilizing just-in-time inventory management.

Graduates of this program are expected to start their careers as entry-level supply chain analysts; retail managers; buyers; transportation managers; inventory specialists; facilities managers; customer service specialists; warehouse managers; material planners; fleet managers; procurement specialists; schedulers; account managers; client managers to name a few

The SSCM Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is comprised of the following areas:

• Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
• Strategic Procurement and Logistics Management
• Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Management
• Services Operations Management
• Services Marketing Management
• Services Management in Government and Public Sector Agencies
• Enterprise Information Systems

A SSCM minor consists of a select number of courses that form a cohesive set of knowledge that supports the student's major field of study. The interdisciplinary approach adopted in SSCM courses embellishes the students' understanding of other functional areas.


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