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Department of Information Systems
and Operations Management

Bryan School of Business & Economics

479 Bryan Building



Prashant Palvia, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Ehrhardt, Hershey, Weeks (Dean); Associate Professors Amoako-Gyampah, Eatman, Gargeya, Taube; Assistant Professors Iyer, Nemati, Salam, R. Singh, VanDyke; Lecturers Bowers, Cannoy, Lockley, Knapp

Mission Statement

Our mission is to integrate quality instruction in information systems and operations management with relevant research and professional services. This integration will help students develop an appropriate background and critical skills needed to function effectively in a global, technology-driven environment. We strive to fulfill this mission as an integral part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics and in support of its mission and purposes. Our chief goal is to provide top-tier information systems and operations management programs in North Carolina as assessed by employers of our graduates.

Programs offered by the department include study of information technology and process analysis applied to business operations and management decision making. Career opportunities are excellent for quality graduates of either of the concentrations. All students in departmental programs gain extensive experience using networked computer systems and contemporary applications software.

The department assists professional student development, and assists students with career planning. Students with appropriate academic records are encouraged to seek an internship as juniors or seniors.

Admission and Repeat Policies

Admission to the ISOM Department requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Requirements in future years may be higher or lower depending upon departmental capacity and student demand. If enrollments threaten program quality, students’ registration in upper level courses will be based upon their cumulative GPAs. Information about current ISM admission requirements and policies is available in Rooms 479 and 232 in the Bryan Building.

Students may enroll in a specific ISM course (i.e., ISM 240) a maximum of two times.