Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

Combine technology, business, and creative problem-solving with Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management (BSISM) degree program. With the BSISM program, students study the skills necessary to support business goals through implementing, maintaining, and streamlining computer and information management systems. The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management degree program is aligned to the undergraduate curriculum standards laid out by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) and The Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management degree program includes 182 quarter credit hours of required instruction. These credit hours are comprised of general education and core education courses.

    The core BSISM courses are centered on the analytical problem-solving skills needed to manage information systems and maximize technology’s value to a business. The BSISM program does not focus on computer coding or programming.

    These skills have value too: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for computer and information-systems related professionals “…will grow as firms increasingly expand their operations to digital platforms.”1

    Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management program include:

    • Problem Solving Concepts with C++
    • Introduction to Computer Security
    • Fundamentals of Networking
    • Introduction to Website Development
    • Emerging Media and Technology
    • Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Project Management Tools
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS105Interpersonal Communication4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    MATH111College Algebra for Technical Programs4.5
    MATH301Data Driven Statistics4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
    SOCL202Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class4.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    HUMELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    CS107Problem Solving Concepts with Python4
    CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems4
    CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    DMKT300Introduction to Internet-Based Business Strategies4
    DMKT305Internet Data Analysis for Business4
    EM200Introduction to Website Development4
    EM218Web Development II4
    EM228Scripting for the Web4
    EM270Emerging Media and Technology4
    EM420Web-Based Database Applications4
    IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments4
    IT175Introduction to Cloud Computing4
    TECHELE1Select 4 credits of approved technical electives4
    IT190Introduction to IT4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    IT225IT Support Systems4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    IT304Computer Networks and Communications4
    IT326Network Infrastructure Administration4
    IT401Information Technology Architectures4
    IT424Systems Acquisition and Sourcing4
    TECHELE2Select 4 credits of approved technical electives4
    IT496ISM Team Project4
    MGM355International Business Practices4
    MKTG225Introduction to Marketing4
    MGMT115Introductory Business Practices4
    MGMT345Operations Management4
    MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles4
    PM220Project Management Tools4
    TECHELE3Select 4 credits of approved technical electives4
    TECHELE4Select 4 credits of approved technical electives4
    Total Credit Hours:116

    Total Credit Hours: 182

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    After completing CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management program, students should be equipped to:

    • Plan, implement, maintain, and manage computing and information systems
    • Demonstrate an understanding of current computer networks and protocols of data
    • Apply the skills necessary to manage people and to use technology to support business goals through team projects
    • Apply the tools and techniques of project management

    The BSISM degree program presents skills that are at the intersection of business and technology. The overall outlook for careers in information and computers systems is good, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS notes that demand for these jobs is projected to grow “15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.”2

    Potential career paths for Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management graduates include:3

    • Project Managers
    • Information Systems Managers
    • Information Systems Specialists
    • System Analysts
    • Business Analysts
    • System Administrators
    • Data Communication Analysts
    • Web Developers
    • Technical Writers
    • Technical Consultants
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at (visited October 15, 2016).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at (visited October 15, 2016).

3; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.