Information Systems, Specialization Business

(Formerly Decision and Information Sciences)

The Information Systems (IS) major prepares students to be effective planners, users and managers of information technologies and systems in the current environment of the technology-enabled business firm. The IS major focuses on system design and implementation skills including database and web design, analytical skills for both strategic planning of IT and performance evaluation, and the managerial plus organizational knowledge required to manage information systems and applications based on business and customer requirements. The major's core emphasizes the concepts of systems analysis and design and the strategic use of information systems. In addition to a broad grounding in the key functional areas of marketing, operations, accounting, and finance, this major develops in-depth knowledge of information systems design and implementation, evaluation and planning of information technology investments, and managing dynamic technology projects.

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New Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2014 and later. Students who entered UM prior to Spring 2014 have the option of adopting these new requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

Old Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2013. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2013 have the option of adopting these new requirements. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2012 through Spring 2013. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2011 through Spring 2012. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2006 through Spring 2011.

(CORE General Education) Curriculum outlines for students who entered UM prior to Fall 2005 but who elect to follow the new Fall 2006 requirements.

(CORE General Education) Requirements effective Fall 2005 - Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2005 and later. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2005 have the option of adopting these requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

(CORE General Education) Requirements from Fall 2002-Spring 2005 - Effective for students entering UM from Fall 2002 through Spring 2005.

Economics Requirements

One of the following courses:
ECON 305, 306, 330 (formerly 430), 340 (formerly 440)
3 credits
Total 3 credits

Major Requirements

BMGT 302 - Designing Business Applications (CMSC132 Object-Oriented Programming II is approved substitute)

3 credits

BMGT 402 - Database Systems (CMSC424 Database Design is approved substitute)

3 credits

BMGT 403 - Systems Analysis and Design

3 credits

BMGT 407 - Info Systems Projects

3 credits

Two of the following courses from List A or 1 course from List A and 1 course from List B:

6 credits

List A:
BMGT 404 - Developing Applications for Decision Analytics
BMGT 405 - Data Communications and Networking
BMGT 406 - Developing Applications for the Web and Social Media
BMGT 408 - Emerging Topics in Information Systems (repeatable if content differs)
BMGT 476 - Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
BMGT 485 - Project Management
List B:
BMGT 326 - Accounting Systems
BMGT 332 - Operations Research For Management Decisions
BMGT 385 - Operations Management
BMGT 430 - Linear Statistical Models in Business
BMGT461 - Entrepreneurship
BMGT 484 - Electronic Marketing
Total 18 credits