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Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems

Today’s world demands trained professionals who understand and can manage information, its systems of storage, retrieval, analysis and how to use information to add value in their organization.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Management and Systems is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC’s senior campuses.

Prepare For Your Future

The Information Management and Systems Program prepares students to be analysts, problem solvers, managers and user advocates in the information technology field. Analysis and design, database technology, networking, software development and hardware are included in the curriculum.

In today’s business environment it is imperative that information technology professional be versed not only in technical areas, but also in business and management theory. The role of the IT professional and how the IT professional interacts with the rest of the company is changing and the IM&S degree uniquely prepares professionals to excel in the modern business environment.

The IM&S degree is a multi-disciplinary degree comprising 45 credit hour courses in computer programming, relational database design and utilization, computer networking, social networking, business informatics, business theory, information resources management and communication. Students are also able to complete a minor in healthcare informatics.


What can I do with a BA in Information Management and Systems degree?

Our graduates enable companies and organizations to either make more money or save money by leveraging the available information to their benefit. They make their information work for them. Graduates of the program have secured a variety of roles in South Carolina including positions as Executive Director of IT, System Support Analyst, Corporate Information Systems Developer, Health Information Analyst, and Medical Records Technician. The IM&S program provides a broad field of career opportunities. 

Every organization needs professionals with these abilities. Our graduates can work in any department. Potential careers for graduates of the Information Management and Systems Program include IT business and data analysts, business analysis consultants.


Program Length

Completion time varies based on already accumulated general education credits, and courses necessary to complete major concentration. The degree requires a total of 120 credit hours, 45 of which are in the major degree study area. It is up to the student and advisor to decide the appropriate number of hours to take each semester.

Talk to an advisor about how to balance the Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Important Dates

Semester Application Deadline Missing Documents Final Registration  Tuition Deadline Class Start
Spring 2018 Currently accepting applications January 3, 2018 January 8, 2018 January 8, 2018 January  8, 2018


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