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Emphasis in Information Management

EIM Internships
EIM Graduates
 

Realizing the importance of information management as it relates to business, the Departments of Computer Science, Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Foreign Languages created an Emphasis in Information Management (EIM) for interested students who are obtaining a business-related major.

Coursework and an internship experience will afford these students a solid grasp of information management subject areas, particularly in “the capture, digitization, representation, organization, transformation, and presentation of information; algorithms for efficient and effective access and updating of stored information, data modeling and abstraction, and physical file storage techniques.”

The Field of Information Management  

The Computer Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery established a Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula 2001 (or CC2001) in the fall of 1998. CC2001 was tasked with a major review of curriculum guidelines for undergraduate programs in computing. In their report, CC2001 identifies Information Management as a major area of computer science. The report describes the area as follows:

Information Management (IM) plays a critical role in almost all areas where computers are used. This area includes the capture, digitization, representation, organization, transformation, and presentation of information; algorithms for efficient and effective access and updating of stored information, data modeling and abstraction, and physical file storage techniques. It also encompasses information security, privacy, integrity, and protection in a shared environment. The student needs to be able to develop conceptual and physical data models, determine what IM methods and techniques are appropriate for a given problem, and be able to select and implement an appropriate IM solution that reflects all suitable constraints, including scalability and usability.  See also: http://www.acm.org/sigcse/cc2001/IM.html  

See the Department of Computer Science website for more information.

Requirements  

To obtain an EIM, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Major in Accounting, Business Economics, Economics, or Finance

  • Take four courses:
    COSC 235 - Programming and Problem Solving
    COSC 350 - Data Structures
    COSC 330 - Introduction to Databases or COSC 335 - Advanced Web Programming
    COSC 410 - Software Engineering

  • Complete a summer internship involving computing and business
    Before: completion of at least 2 of the above courses and prepare a resume
    During: full-time work for 10 weeks; good work and attendance; journal
    After: report; webpage describing work experience; positive evaluation from supervisor
                      - Internship Information
                      - EIM Internships  

Faculty Contact  

Dr. David A. Sykes, Professor
Chair of the Department of Computer Science
Phone: (864) 597-4524
Email: sykesda@wofford.edu