Kaplan University

BS in Information Technology - Information Systems Management

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program with a career focus area in Information Systems Management have the opportunity to learn about information technology consulting skills, information systems management, and the managing of technological innovation. Learn more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Information Systems Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus in Information Systems Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program with a career focus area in Information Systems Management is designed to teach students the technical knowledge to address hardware and software problems in the field of information technology. Students receive instruction in areas such as website development, networking, information technology foundations, health informatics, and other closely related areas. A capstone course is required to conclude the degree program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Career Focus Area in Information Systems Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core and Elective Courses

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives (69 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • CM 241: Foundations of Technical Communication (2 credits)
  • IT 117: Introduction to Website Development (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • IT 190: Foundations in Information Technology (5 credits)
  • IT 234: Database Foundations (5 credits)
  • IT 273: Networking Concepts (5 credits)
  • IT 286: Introduction to Network Security (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • IT 301: Project Management I (6 credits)
  • IT 302: Human Computer Interaction (6 credits)
  • IT 331: Technology Infrastructure (6 credits)
  • IT 402: IT Consulting Skills (6 credits)
  • IT 460: Systems Analysis and Design (6 credits)
  • IT 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Information Technology (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • IT 111: Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
    • IT 193: Foundations of Programming Using Visual Basic

Information System Management Courses

  • MT 300: Management of Information Systems (6 credits)
  • MT 451: Managing Technological Innovation (6 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program with a career focus area in Information Systems Management could continue their education by pursuing a master's degree in the field. Master's degree programs in information technology may allow students to choose a concentration area. Some possible concentration areas at the master's degree level include database administration, information technology management, and networking administration.*

Some possible master's degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Information Technology with a Business Intelligence specialization
  • Master of Science in Information Technology with an Information Security and Assurance specialization
  • Master of Business Administration with an Information Technology Specialization

Career Paths:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Information Systems Management could pursue entry-level jobs in the field. Job opportunities may exist with financial institutions, health care organizations, manufacturers, retailers, and other companies that utilize networking technology and information systems development.†

Some possible job titles could include†:

  • Program analyst
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Help desk analyst