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.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Information Systems Management Bachelor's Degree

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
  • Communicate effectively 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 assets responsibly by integrating cybersecurity 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

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses

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

Related Required Course:

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

  • CMIS 102

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.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Students hone their cybersecurity skills, learn to work effectively as a team, and network with other students, cyber professionals, and prospective employers.

    Type: Honor society
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. Formed in 1967, the purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to promote the computing and information sciences and to encourage the enhancement of knowledge in the field. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the computing and information disciplines.

Awards & Recognition