The field of information technology is growing and evolving faster than ever before. With all of the changes occurring, new career options abound for those who are already in the tech industry, as well as those just starting out. Earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Systems Management offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop essential skills that can be used anywhere in the world. The core courses of this STEM-designated degree will teach you critical thinking to design, operate, and evaluate competitive technology options to meet an organization’s needs. You also will delve deep into essential skills like management information systems, database design, data warehousing, systems analysis, and network architecture and administration, while acquiring the NYU degree that will make you fiercely competitive in the labor market.
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Online Degree Completion Option
We're thrilled to offer an online option for this degree program. Benefit from the same outstanding curriculum and renowned faculty with the flexibility to complete your information systems management online degree from anywhere in the world. Be sure to specify which modality you want in your application.
- Online degree completion with live instruction or on-site study option
- Seamless credit transfer and credit for prior learning
- Foundational courses that build a solid understanding of the key facets of management information systems
- Advanced courses in areas such as web architecture and infrastructure, disaster recovery, information security management, mobile applications, network administration and management, business intelligence, design and programming for the web, and programming languages
- Award-winning career development services
- Elective courses designed to help students dive deeper into their favorite subjects
- Thoughtful academic advising, tutoring, and mentorship
- Flexible full- or part-time study options
- STEM designation
- Engaging SPS Online Student Experience
Who Should Earn the BS in Information Systems Management?
Whether you're working in technology and interested in advancing to a management-level position or you want to kickstart your career in the field, the BS in Information Systems Management can provide the technical skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed in a profession that offers so many opportunities. This program is also a great option for those who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
Earn a STEM Degree from NYU
The BS in Information Systems Management is a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) that provides the highly sought-after skills in the information technology labor market. Critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, and technical proficiency with the latest technology help STEM graduates add value to a range of industries.
Real-World Training Opportunity
Couple real-world training with your foundational knowledge in an optional practical training (OPT) post-graduation. This opportunity is available to students who choose to earn the degree on-site in NYC, and fuses technology with real-world business skills, serving as a launchpad into competitive computer info systems jobs.
Acquire Knowledge and Skills from Faculty Experts
Faculty members who teach in the BS in Information Systems Management program are scholars, seasoned professionals, and consultants who offer insights into a wide range of specialty areas. Many are involved in research and projects that help to inform their teaching and provide concrete examples of the ways in which technology is evolving and being applied across industries.
Dr. Bri Newland, Assistant Dean, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is information systems management (ISM)?
The growing field of ISM focuses on the efficient use of technology and data within an organization to optimize processes and ultimately achieve their goals. It combines business and technology skills to bridge the gap between the two, ensuring that info systems align with the overarching strategy and business needs. Key roles of the field include:
- Risk Management and Information Security
- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- Project Management
- User Support and Training
- Compliance and Governance
What is the difference between information systems management and cybersecurity?
ISM and cybersecurity are related, but address different aspects of managing and securing information inside of an organization. ISM is more broad, overseeing the entire lifecycle of an information system, while cybersecurity focuses specifically on protecting an organization's data from security breaches. ISM roles include strategic planning, system development, deployment, information security, ongoing maintenance and improvement. Cybersecurity professionals implement plans to prevent, detect, and respond to data breaches and security threats.
What degree do you need for information systems management?
To pursue a career in info systems management, the specific degree can vary. A relevant bachelor's degree, such as an information systems degree is typically required. As the field of info systems is dynamic and ever-evolving, staying updated on the latest technologies and trends is crucial for professionals in ISM. Advanced degrees, such as a master's degree in ISM or an MBA with a focus on info systems, may be pursued for career advancement in some cases.
What is an information systems management degree?
An ISM bachelor's degree prepares students for efficient management and oversight of the entire lifecycle of the info systems of an organization. Future graduates can pursue a broad range of in-demand careers with skills like:
- Knowing the fundamentals of business, fusing principles like statistics, accounting, and business administration with info systems to support and align with organizational goals
- Understanding data analysis and information technology skills
- Project management concepts to effectively plan and implement systems
How does this Info Systems Management degree differ from a Management Info Systems degree?
Our BS in Information Systems Management differs from a Management Information Systems (MIS) degree in that it has a greater focus on technology than workplace settings. Instead of studying the relationship between people, technology and organizations, students pursuing this degree learn how to design, operate, and evaluate technology to meet an organization’s needs.
What can you do with an information systems management degree?
The BS in Information Systems Management will prepare you for jobs that require you to successfully deploy new technologies to help businesses and other organizations meet their goals.
What do information systems managers do?
The role of an ISM manager is multifaceted, requiring business acumen, technical expertise, leadership skills and a strategic mindset. Their roles include:
- Strategic planning
- Project management
- Team leadership
- System implementation
- Security management
- Training and support
Is information systems management a growing industry?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of computer and information systems managers, which includes many MIS professionals, is projected to grow 15% from the year 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (BLS, 2022).
What types of tech internships are available through this program?
The BS in Information Systems Management offers internships where students benefit from hands-on experience in Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, technology firms and start-ups.
Is information systems management a STEM major?
Yes, ISM is a STEM major.
What benefits does this program offer as a STEM degree?
The STEM designation of this program provides graduates with an excellent foundation of highly sought-after skills in the growing IT industry. In addition to a quantitative and technical education focus, NYU's coursework equips students with the technical skills, innovation, and adaptability to be fiercely competitive in the job market.
How much does the information systems management bachelor's degree cost?
The cost varies depending on the number of credits (units) and whether you are attending the university part-time or full-time. Please visit the NYU SPS Tuition page for information regarding tuition and financial aid.
How long does it take to earn the BS in Information Systems Management?
The degree program typically takes four years to complete as a full-time student.
What are the admission requirements for this program?
The NYU SPS Admissions team carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the NYU School of Professional Studies offers.
- Free online application form
- Statement of purpose
- One recommendation (optional)
What are the challenges of information system management?
As technologies continue to rapidly advance, efficiently maintaining and integrating them into organizational processes creates a constant challenge and need for experts in this field.