Why Choose AIMS?

Do you enjoy technology like smartphones, mobile apps, tablets, and social media platforms? If so, then you have what it takes to major in Applied Information Management Systems (AIMS). All you need is an interest in technology and a desire to use technology to improve people's lives.

Given rapid technological advancements, a career in AIMS promises to be exciting for those who enjoy meeting new intellectual challenges in the workplace, solving problems and participating in business decision-making at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. Demand for AIMS graduates is often intense and salaries are attractive.

LMU's College of Business Administration offers two AIMS majors from which students can choose:

  • B.B.A. in AIMS requires five courses (15 units) from the Department of AIMS
  • B.S. in AIMS requires the same five courses (15 units) in addition to four courses (12 units) from the Department of Computer Science, one of which is a mandatory programming course

Upon completion of the program, AIMS graduates will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills when analyzing business problems
  • Plan, manage, develop and implement information systems in business and organizational settings
  • Provide hands-on experience with core information technologies including programming languages, database management systems, spreadsheets and other software used to analyze data, web development techniques and technologies, networking and communications
  • Analyze and mine data to make better business decisions
  • Understand the individual and group dynamics of team projects
  • Effectively communicate complex technological concepts, both orally and written
  • *Proficiency in one mainstream programming language, such as Java, JavaScript, C++ or Python

*The learning outcomes for the B.S. in AIMS include a programming component.