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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Applied Information Management Systems (AIMS), B.B.A.


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Objectives


The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Applied Information Management Systems (AIMS) is designed to 1) prepare students for careers in the IT (information technology) field; 2) provide analytical and quantitative skills for careers in such areas as business analytics and consulting; 3) provide hands-on experience with cutting edge information technologies; and 4) teach critical skills to help students continuously adapt to the ever-changing field of information technology and their applications in business. Beginning in Fall 2013, students may also elect a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in AIMS, which will require four courses in the Department of Computer Science, in addition to satisfying all the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration in AIMS.

Learning Outcomes


The Applied Information Management Systems major involves the application of computers to meet the information needs of organizations. It prepares students to use modern information technology to solve business problems at the operational, technical, and strategic levels. Learning outcomes for AIMS majors are as follows:

  • Utilize competencies gained from hands-on experience in core information technologies including:
    • programming languages
    • database management systems
    • spreadsheets and other software used to analyze data
    • web development techniques and technologies
    • networking and telecommunications
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills when analyzing business problems
  • Identify problems, structure problems, propose an IT solution, and solve the problem
  • Have the knowledge to plan, manage, develop, and implement information systems in business and organizational settings
  • Learn how to effectively work in teams
  • Effectively communicate complex technological concepts including
    • oral communications
    • written communications

Major Requirements


Note:


A cumulative GPA of C (2.0) must be achieved in the major requirements (all business, economics, and math courses).

For purposes of meeting the requirements for the Applied Information Management Systems major, an overall cumulative grade point average of at least a C (2.0) must be obtained in all courses required in the major.

Bachelor Business Administration (BBA) in Applied Information Management Systems


All majors in AIMS must complete AIMS 2710  and BADM 1030  before they can start taking the upper division courses.

The B.B.A. in AIMS is intended to provide students with broad technological and business knowledge so that they are equipped to tackle a wide array of problems across many different kinds of jobs and organizational settings. Students with a B.B.A. in AIMS are required to complete five courses in the AIMS area including three required classes: AIMS 3710 Database Management Systems , AIMS 3730 Programming for Business Applications , and AIMS 4797 Capstone Project .

Two additional electives are to be chosen from the following:

Note:


Students may take CMSI 185 Computer Programming  in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering in lieu of AIMS 3730 Programming for Business Applications . However, students who choose to take CMSI 185  to satisfy the programming requirement must take three AIMS electives rather than two. At the same time, CMSI 185  will fulfill the University Science and Technology core curriculum requirement for the AIMS major.

Model 4-Year Plan–Bachelor of Business Administration–Applied Information Management Systems Major Curriculum


The following curriculum represents the order or sequence in which it is expected that students will take the various courses required for the B.B.A. (Applied Information Management Systems major) degree.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Sophomore Year


Spring Semester


Junior Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Senior Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


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