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Systems Management

An important message from Dr. Ray Blankenship, Chair and the SM Program Coordinator, Dr. Kirk Atkinson

Systems Management Majors,

On Friday, February 23rd, President Caboni announced the elimination of University College as of July 1 2018. This impacts the Systems Management program in that, even though, Information Systems faculty teach this program, it is administratively housed in University College.

As a department, we wanted to assure you that the Information Systems department is offering all core Systems Management courses in the fall (2018) as planned.

Effective spring 2019, the program will be renamed Workforce Administration and be housed in the College of Education. Fall 2018 advising will be performed through the Professional Studies program. If you were admitted as a Systems Management major, you will still graduate as an SM major even if other approved courses must be substituted to accommodate your degree completion.

Everything possible will be done to make this a smooth transition for you.   Please check your email or visit this site for additional information over the coming weeks.

 Best Regards,

 ___________________________                                             _________________________

Ray J. Blankenship, Ph.D., MBA                                                  Kirk Atkinson, Ed.D., MBA
Professor and Chair of Information Systems.                               Associate Professor & SM Program Coordinator
ray.blankenship@wku.edu                                                            kirk.atkinson@wku.edu

Your Career Starts Here!

The Bachelor of Science in Systems Management (SM) is the professional major for career-focused students. Modern organizations are growing more complex and need people who have a "Systems Perspective". This is the ability to understand the big picture, adapt to change, and manage accordingly. The SM major is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply managerial principles and tools in diverse organizational settings.

 The SM program emphasizes professional skills including: problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and computer fluency suitable for a 21st-century knowledge worker. In addition, SM majors select an area of Professional Concentration to provide them with additional training in a related area of interest. Students take elective concentration courses in addition to their Systems Management classes. All of this helps make the SM graduate highly competitive for a wide variety of positions.

 

 

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Western Kentucky University
IS Department - #200 Grise Hall
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
Email Address: SM Coordinator
Telephone: (270) 745-5408
Fax: (270) 745-6376

 

Building: Our offices are located on the second floor of Grise Hall

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