Management of Information Systems


The Management of Information Systems major at Grace College integrates technology and business, creating a well-rounded graduate who is ready to make a contribution in either information systems or business administration. This major is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue careers that utilize technology skills within an organizational setting. Careers can include networking, systems analysis, computer programming, web development, desktop support, database administration, systems administration and systems management. Important skills include communication, problem solving and critical thinking. 

Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. in Management of Information Systems


Examples of courses in this major:

BUS 2430 Principles of Management

Surveys the four major managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within a biblical framework, students examine developments from scientific management to ethics, diversity, social responsibility and globalization.

BUS 3050 Business Spreadsheet Applications

Students advance their skill and confidence in using the workbook, database and output capabilities of Microsoft Excel. Focus is on understanding the advanced features of Excel, key issues of design, and advanced output capabilities of spreadsheet programs.

ISM 2150 Object-Oriented Computer Programming

This course builds on the concepts learned in ISM 1150. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to build programs that solve given problems.

ISM 2200 Introduction to Networking

This course is designed to introduce the student to the rapidly changing networking and data communications arena. Topics covered include the OSI model, LAN and WAN hardware and software, networked operating systems, protocols, design and implementation.

ISM 3470 Business Information Systems

This course focuses on the management of information systems within an organizational setting. During the course, students will experience the systems development life cycle as they create an information system. The course utilizes both object oriented and traditional methods for creating business models.