Bachelor of Science in
Information Systems and Management
Albright’s distinctive new major in information systems and management (ISAM) is designed to provide students with both
the technical skills and the business acumen required to excel in information systems and business environments.
Whether you intend to change your professional course or advance in your current career, Albright College’s Accelerated
Degree Program in information systems and management will equip you with the knowledge needed to achieve your goal. This program
is designed for business managers who require a foundation in information systems, information systems professionals who need
to better understand business principles to succeed in leadership and management roles, and those who otherwise aspire to become
well versed in both disciplines while earning a bachelor’s degree.
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IST 905 Fundamentals of Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, information technology and application software. It
explains how information is used in organizations and how IT enables improvement in quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage.
IST 945 & 950 Structural Analysis and Logical Design
These courses provide an understanding of the system development and modification process. They enable students to evaluate and
choose a system development methodology. They emphasize the factors for effective communication and integration with users and
user systems. Additional topics covered are object-oriented analysis and design, use of data modeling tools, and development and
adherence to life cycle standards.
BUS 905 & 910 Management Concepts and Applications I & II
These courses will cover both the basics of management and selected topics in advanced management.
BUS 941 Business Statistics
The objective of this course is to review basic business, mathematical skills, use spreadsheet software to create and solve
mathematical models, and to introduce students to basic statistics such as: descriptive statistics, probability, probability
distributions and inferential statistics.
IST 955 Database Management Principles
This course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management systems environment. Students
will work through the entire process of database development and creation. Focus will be on relational databases, data modeling,
SQL, and the creation of online databases.
IST 960 Advanced Database Concepts
This course introduces the client/server database model and its use in the Oracle database system. Hands-on projects are
incorporated into the course to give students meaningful practice in understanding client-server systems and relational
databases. Creation of an integrated database application and a web application will be part of the tasks assigned.
BUS 920 Marketing
BUS 915 Managerial Economics
This course will focus on the principles of microeconomics, and more importantly, their application to management
decision making. Topics covered will include (but not limited to) pricing decisions, production theory, cost analysis,
risk analysis and market structure analysis.
IST 965 Data Communications
This course provide an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements including networking
and telecommunications technologies, hardware and software.
BUS 935 Accounting
This course will concentrate on the principles of financial and managerial accounting. The emphasis will be on the use
of this information in management decision-making.
BUS 945 Finance I (7 weeks)
This course will cover both the basics of corporate (managerial) finance and selected topics from advanced finance courses.
Business, Government & Society (5 weeks)
This course will cover the ethical and legal issues facing business people today. Emphasis will be on both the ethical
behavior of the individual and the social responsibility of the organization. Special attention will be paid to the
relationship between morality and law. Topics will include employee issues, environmental issues, informational and
intellectual property issues, and consumer welfare.
IST 975 & 980 Project Management and Practice, Module I and Module II
These capstone courses cover the factors necessary for successful management of system development or enhancement
projects. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. The focus is on management of
development for enterprise-level systems.