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Information Systems

Information Systems

Program Description

If you’re a detail-oriented, problem-solving computer wonk with an interest in business, AUM’s major in Information Systems might be the perfect fit for you. The program will give you the skills you need to perform the functions of business information processing and management so that you’ll be able to assume supervisory responsibilities in an information systems environment. You’ll be ready to work as an IS or IT manager, research analyst, business application developer, Internet or intranet manager, or management consultant. You can concentrate your studies in Infrastructure or Application.

Points of Pride

  • The Department’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Information Systems degree is approved and accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, which accredits only 10% of the business schools around the world.
  • Class sizes are generally small so that students get individual attention from our faculty. Nine full-time Ph.D. professors and one instructor with a master’s degree teach the courses.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

A degree in Information Systems will provide you with a breadth of career choices, including web developer, systems analyst, process analyst, database analyst, technology trainer and more. Job growth in management occupations is predicted to be about average — six percent from 2014 to 2024. Salary expectations, however, will be far higher than average. Management occupations have the highest annual wage of the major occupational groups — a median annual wage of $97,230 in May 2014.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistic sample data

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Information Systems Manager

$127,640 per year

15% (53,700 more jobs)

Network Administrator

$75,790 per year

8% (30,200 more jobs)

Information Research Scientists

$108,360 per year

11% (2,700 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Information Systems
Auburn University at Montgomery

Clement Hall 310

334-244-3179

srobin38@aum.edu

Soaring Warhawks

  • Renée Borg is a Technical Marketing Representative at RSA Dexter Avenue Data Center.
  • Hunter Harris is Information Systems Manager for the Alabama State Bar Association.
  • Tobias Mense is Chief Information Officer for AUM’s Office of Technology.
  • Thomas Thaggard is a recruiter at GDH Consulting.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Information Systems major includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

INFO 3560

Database Systems

An initial study of database systems with a focus primarily on relational databases and SQL. The database concepts, data modeling, and database implementation will be covered.

INFO 3700

Data Communication (writing intensive)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the technical and management aspects of business data communications and network management. Students will gain an understanding of how the wired and wireless infrastructures work, how the internet works, and how applications use networks.

INFO 4800

Project Management

Introduces the concepts and practices of information systems (IS) project management. Develops knowledge of how to successfully plan and manage IS projects including the ability to define project scope, create workable project plans, and manage projects with quality, budget, and schedule in mind. Addresses the organizational, managerial, and political issues associated with project management.

INFO 4200

Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning

This course identifies fundamental planning principles and practices used to develop and maintain an effective IT contingency and disaster recovery plan. This course focuses on the planning process for IT contingency and disaster recovery plans and the execution of plans in response to human and non-human incidents/disasters.

INFO 4560

Database Administration

A study of the administrative issues of database systems featuring Oracle databases. Course covers installation of database systems, creation and enforcement of access controls, backup and recovery techniques, and optimization and tuning.