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Department of Information Science & Systems

Information Science & Systems

On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff of the department of Information Science and Systems (INSS), I would like to welcome you to our website. We are excited to help you learn more about our department’s rich array of programs in research and education including one of the most competitive STEM programs, B.S. in Information Systems; B.S. in Services & Supply Chain Management; Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management; M.S. in Project Management; and an IS concentration in the Ph.D. in Business Administration.  As you browse through the pages I believe you will discover a department that is both inspired by the richness of its traditions and determined to meet the extraordinary opportunities that confront a modern Information Systems department.  Please contact us if we can provide additional information about our department.

This year, we have been honored to receive the Northrop Grumman award that prepares students for careers in cybersecurity. Many of our students have availed of this opportunity - with over twenty students undergoing free training that will result in them obtaining Security+ certifications. We also offer a comprehensive coverage of cybersecurity in our curriculum, along with Data Analytics.

We are also excited to be the leading innovator in bringing the latest technologies on Cloud computing to our students and will launch a Cloud computing lab in the very near future, with very generous support from Amazon, our Advisory Board partners and our Alumni.

Our recent graduates of Services and Supply Chain program have all secured outstanding jobs and have been placed in either the top or second best in supply chain competitions. The BS in Services and Supply Chain Management (SSCM) qualifies for Transfer Incentive Program (TIP) (contact the Office of Admissions for more details), where students with an Associate Degree can obtain up to $2000 per semester for up to five (5) semesters.

The department of Information Science and Systems with its thirty-year history is among the region’s premier technology departments, bringing together an outstanding cadre of educators and researcher in the Graves School of Business and Management.  The Graves School is accredited by the prestigious AACSB International.  The department has 14 full-time faculty members and 5 practitioners as part-time faculty and enjoys a collaborative culture that affords numerous opportunities for inter/intra-disciplinary research.  The department’s faculty serve as journal editors, principal investigators on sponsored research, and are active in regional, national, and international professional conferences and meetings.  Our faculty have made significant contributions to the IS field through research that has been published in leading journals. 

The INSS department is also very much engaged with the business community. Our IS Advisory Board, comprised of local and national business leaders, helps us to ensure that our curriculum is infused with the most current business needs and practices complemented by the cutting-edge research conducted by our faculty.  We believe that the partnership between our department and the business community is a key element to the strength of our programs.  Students are exposed to innovations in information technology through frequently updated courses that are grounded in the latest curriculum models.  Their education is highly applicable to business through involvement in internships and professional organizations such as Project Management Institute and the Student Chapter of AITP.  Our students are well prepared to use information technology to add value to organizations, making them highly sought after individuals for full-time employment.

Please call us at (443) 885-3608 or 3443 if we can be of any assistance.


Sanjay Bapna, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair