The Information Systems and Supply Chain Management programs are relevant to all businesses, industries, and organizations — service and manufacturing — for-profit and nonprofit alike. The Information Systems concentration emphasizes computer programming, system analysis and development, databases, network management, Internet security, and Web development. The Supply Chain Management concentration prepares students for careers in the procurement, production, and distribution of goods and services in a global technology-driven environment.
- Graduates are hired for a variety of positions ranging from sourcing (purchasing) analysts, materials planners, and ERP analysts to supply chain analysts.
- Careers of former graduates include SAP trainer for large clothing manufacturer, network specialist for global communication firm, oracle programmer/Web developer for furniture manufacturer, senior programming analyst for ball bearing manufacturer, production control specialist for an electronics company, logistical services for trucking firm, IT support for large city in North Carolina, and SAP analyst for global pharmaceutical firm.
The Student Experience
- Student clubs and organizations include Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Black Business Students’ Association, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Rotaract, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and Institute for Supply Management.
- Students present research at national conferences.
- Faculty work closely with majors and provide career guidance.
- Paid internships are available in a variety of positions including programmers, website developers, procurement specialists, and supply chain and logistical support at companies such as Deere-Hitachi, GMAC, NewBreed, JP Morgan, Syngenta, Brij, Apex Analytics, AIG, VF Corp., M33 Integrated Solutions, and Wells Fargo.
- The Information Technology minor focuses on various IT tools and applications and the use of these technologies to improve decision making in a variety of professional environments.
Accolades & Accomplishments
- The supply chain management program has been named among the top 15 programs nationwide in The Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.”
- Industry input encourages a dynamic curriculum.
- Over the past several years, more than 26 ISSCM students have won awards for research papers submitted to the student paper competition sponsored by APICS and student case competitions sponsored by ISM.
Accreditations & Affiliations
Information Systems & Supply Chain Management (BS)
- Information Systems
- Supply Chain Management (Online degree-completion option available)
Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon