Computer and Information Management
The Computer and Information Management major offers career-minded students the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently utilize information systems technology to support the functional areas of a business, including accounting, finance, marketing, management, and human resources. The major combines classroom teaching and hands-on experience which allows students to develop skills in database management, systems analysis and design, computer languages, and data communications and networking. Students are also provided with a strong liberal arts foundation, thus supporting the program’s belief that computer and information managers must be well-rounded individuals who are able to not only communicate effectively in both a written and oral format but can also respond quickly and proactively to an ever-changing CIM environment.
Students supplement classroom teaching with practical experience acquired through a Cooperative Education placement in Computer and Information Management positions.
Neumann University’s Computer and Information Management Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356, Fax: 913-339-6226; or www.acbsp.org.
In addition to meeting Business Division program outcomes stated on page XX, upon successful completion of this program, the CIM major will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Management and be prepared to find challenging careers as a systems programmer/analyst, database analyst, software specialist, network administrator, or hardware/software technical support specialist. Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Understand and address an organization’s information requirements,
- Identify and evaluate solution and sourcing alternatives,
- Improve organizational processes,
- Exploit opportunities created by technology innovations,
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the processes, system requirements, and risks of data infrastructures to
a. Secure data
b. Manage and control IT risks
Candidates for admission to the Computer and Information Management major are required to:
- Have a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA.
- Complete at least 30 credits, including the business, major, and allied requirements that are listed in the first year of the suggested Four-Year Curriculum Plan for the Computer and Information Management major, but no more than 75 credits total. Transfer students from another regionally accredited college or university, or from another Division from within Neumann University, must have their application to the major reviewed by the Dean of Business and Information Management after their first semester of taking Business courses at Neumann.
- Participate in the Division’s New Major Orientation Program.
Progression Criteria/Degree Requirements
Progression in the Computer and Information Management major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires students to:
- Maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.
- Achieve a grade of “C” or higher for all general business, major, and allied requirements.
- Complete a minimum of 125 credits.
Division Repeat Policy
- Major, business, and allied requirements can only be repeated once. Students must have written permission from the Dean to take a major, business, or allied requirement for the third time.
- At most, only three (3) different major, business, or allied requirements may be repeated.
- Failure to earn a grade of “C” or better for repeated major, business, or allied requirements may result in dismissal from the Division.
Cooperative Education Requirement
Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credits in Cooperative Education in those areas which are related to Computer and Information Management. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll in Cooperative Education, and have been previously admitted to the major. Students with practical experience in Computer and Information Management may apply to the Dean of the Division of Business and Information Management for a waiver of this requirement. If waived, these credits must be taken as General Electives.