AIMS (Applied Information Management Systems)

Do you enjoy technology like iPhones, iPods and Facebook? If so, then you have what it takes to major in AIMS (Applied Information Management Systems). All you need is an interest in technology and a desire to use technology to improve people's lives.

The AIMS major at LMU provides students with a broad technological and business foundation so they are equipped to tackle a wide array of problems across different jobs and organizational settings. Students learn how businesses use information to improve operations and how to manage various information systems so that they best serve the needs of managers, staff and customers.

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

Learning Outcomes

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.

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