Information Management and Systems – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Undergraduate
Department: Majors

In South Carolina today, the need for skilled, multidisciplinary information management professionals is 10 times higher than the number of graduates being produced. Upstate’s Information and Management Systems program is designed to meet that demand and position you for success immediately upon graduating.

A Dynamic Study of How to Manage Information and Positively Impact Your Organization’s Bottom Line.

At every company and organization, information—and the effective management of it—is the lifeblood of success. As a student in this program, you’ll explore how information is generated, acquired, stored, retrieved, organized, managed, processed, and used to benefit organizations and move them ahead to achieving their mission.

The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that also includes a focus on areas related to health information management as a way to open expanded opportunities to graduates looking to take advantage of the rapidly increasing need for information management professionals in the healthcare industry.

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  • Our curriculum is designed to equip students with the breadth of knowledge and expertise that appeals to employers and will empower graduates to stay upwardly mobile. Areas of study include:

    • Computer Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Business Management
    • Communication
    • Informatics
    • Information Processing Technology
    • Information Resources Administration
    • Management of Health Information Systems
  • The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, and manage health information systems by combining concepts in healthcare, information technology, and leadership. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of roles including:

    • Business analysis
    • Project management
    • Information resources management
    • Information Technology Support
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Internet content development
  • Students are encouraged to complete an internship as part of the major core curriculum (one of two technical electives) as a way to gain valuable real-world experience. Having an internship on the transcript is highly valued by employers. Students often use their existing place of employment as an internship site, but companies across the Upstate region and even departments on campus employ our students as interns.