We live in a society that is increasingly dependent on the exchange of information and information services. More and more organizations recognize that information resources are high-value assets of strategic significance. Relying upon rapid access and evaluation of accurate information is essential for corporate survival.
The application of information technology and information systems s changing not only the way organizations do business but also organizational structures. Competition and cooperation in our global, networked and dynamic environment has created a need for people who can work together in teams and apply information technology and information systems to meet organizationsï¿½ information requirements.
This program serves managers who want to know how to apply information technology and information systems to solve important problems in organizations. It also serves system analysts and designers with computer science backgrounds who need to understand the broader role of information systems in organizations. The program prepares students to integrate information systems and business processes as project managers and ultimately as CIO.
The School of Business and Economics is committed to providing and applied, experiential and collaborative learning environment in which business and Christian faith, ethics and character are integrated. Graduates will have competence in the core business and technology disciplines and the ability to apply this knowledge to business problems with sensitivity to the business environment.
- Provide values-based leadership in the planning, development and management of information systems.
- Effectively integrate information systems with business strategies, processes and decision making.
- Evaluate the effects of information systems on organizations and personnel, and assist in managing the resultant transitions.
- Communicate effectively, work in teams, manage projects, appreciate diversity, demonstrate servant leadership and self-assess personal abilities.
The ISM Curriculum
ISM courses meet one evening each week for three hours. Seattle Pacific University offers its courses on the quarter system (10 week sessions). All ISM courses are three quarter credits.
The curriculum consists of required background and core courses as well as a variety of electives. Background Courses may be waived based upon prior coursework. Students must demonstrate exposure to programming.