Kaplan University offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Career Focus Area in Information Systems Management to individuals interested in pursuing careers that involve managing systems development. Included on the scope of learning are controlling systems’ life expectancy as well as the expectations of stakeholders in organizations. The program provides students with knowledge and skills required to function as effective information technology managers in a business environment.
Students are required to complete one hundred eighty (180) credit hours within three (3) years although it can be shortened or lengthened depending on the amount of time given to the program. The curriculum consists of Core Courses, Major Courses, and Concentration Courses. Further advancement in education is possible through a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or Management.
Core Courses include 100/200 Level Communication Course, 100/200 Level Mathematics Course, 200 Level Communication Course, 300/400 Level Arts and Humanities Course, 300/400 Level Physical Science Course, and 300/400 Level Social Science Course and Open Electives. Major Courses consist of Academic Strategies for the Business Professional or Pathways to Academic Success, Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors or Accounting I, Macroeconomics or Microeconomics or Global Business, Business Math, Introduction to Management , Human Resource Management or Small Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Managerial Accounting for Business Professionals, Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Legal Environment or Business Law, Marketing Research or Marketing Management or 300/400 Level Marketing Elective, Business Process Management or Operations Management, Managerial Economics or Corporate Finance, Management Policy and Strategy, and Management Capstone Experience or Bachelor’s Capstone in Management.
Concentration Courses include Project Management I, IT Consulting Skills, Management of Information Systems, and Managing Technological Innovation. Possible career positions to pursue may include information systems manager, information technology consultant, network administrator, database administrator, or office manager. Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.