Information Systems & Supply Chain Management

Address: 479 Bryan Building
Phone: 336.334.5666
Web site: bae.uncg.edu/isscm/

Majors & Concentrations

About the major

  • The Information Systems concentration emphasizes computer programming, system analysis and development, databases, network management, Internet security, and Web development. It is the more technical of the two programs and has more focus on systems 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. This includes competencies in business tools, supply chain analysis, logistics management, database language proficiency, and project management. Graduates are hired for a variety of positions ranging from sourcing (purchasing) analysts, materials planners, and ERP analysts to supply chain analysts.
  • 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.
  • The programs offered in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management are relevant to all businesses, industries, and organizations – service and manufacturing – for-profit and nonprofit alike.

What's Unique about ISSCM at UNCG?

  • High-quality teaching by experienced faculty.
  • 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."
  • Dynamic curriculum with input from industry.
  • Faculty work closely with majors and provide career guidance.
  • The vision of the Bryan School is to be recognized for global business and information technology perspectives. ISSCM majors benefit from the focus on these critical issues throughout the program.

Academic clubs, organizations, and activities  

  • 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), the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Student Opportunities

  • A high percentage of undergraduate majors are hired for relevant internships.
  • Students have obtained internships at companies such as Deere-Hitachi, GMAC, NewBreed, JP Morgan, Syngenta, Brij, Apex Analytics, AIG, VF Corporation, M33 Integrated Solutions, and Wells Fargo.  Many students find paid internships and work in a variety of positions including programmers, Web site developers, procurement specialists, and supply chain and logistical support.
  • 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.

Graduates/Careers

Professional opportunities include applications programmer, Web developer, systems analyst, database specialist, network specialist, applications software specialist, information systems consultant, and software trainer. In addition, several graduates have moved into positions in sales, supply management, human resources, financial management, business ownership, logistics, and manufacturing scheduling/planning.
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
  • Fleet manager for trucking firm
  • IT support for large city in North Carolina
  • Systems specialist for furniture manufacturer
  • Systems analyst in human resources department of a large bank
  • SAP analyst for global pharmaceutical firm

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is one of the largest business schools in North Carolina; its AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting puts it among the top 3 percent of business schools in the world.

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