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Management Information Systems
Joseph Allegra, Senior Program Specialist
The nationally ranked Fox BBA Major in Management Information Systems (MIS) produces leaders who initiate, design, and apply technology to transform business functions and produce innovative products and services.
The program has been ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. by TechRepublic and in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report for 2012. The BBA in MIS prepares students for a digital centric economy in which large and growing IT centric firms provide infrastructure-like services that smaller entrepreneurial firms re-imagine to create innovative and value added services for consumers and business. Fox BBA MIS students will successfully compete in a world in which traditional large corporations continue to streamline their IT operations but grow by adding new technologically enhanced innovative capabilities.
You will learn how to:
The FoxMIS Advantage: Connect and Innovate
Courses feature extensive hands-on projects, teamwork, and use of high-end technology. All Fox BBA in MIS students receive exclusive professional development training.
Career options for MIS students graduating with the B.B.A. in MIS include:
To learn more:
All MIS students are strongly encouraged to become involved in the Association for Information Systems (AIS). Temple AIS is the founding student chapter of the Association for Information Systems and serves as a student professional organization, open to any Temple University student interested in a Management Information Systems-related career. AIS offers students many opportunities to promote the study and practice of management information systems including professional development, social, and community activities.
All new students starting in the 2012-2013 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.
Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. MIS students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the major, including a minimum grade of C in every course, and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.
Major Requirements for new students
Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.
Suggested Sequence for new students
Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.
Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.
A minor in MIS provides undergraduate students the ability to specify, select, utilize, and apply information technology (IT) to their major field of study. The minor provides the skills and terminology needed to become an expert user of IT in the business world.
Who Should Do a Minor in MIS?
Business students will benefit from a minor in MIS, particularly majors in marketing, finance, accounting, risk management, entrepreneurship, and business management. The minor in MIS will position such students for jobs in business application areas, consulting positions, technical liaisons, and selling and acquisition of business software.
Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor. For more information or to declare MIS as your minor, visit: http://community.mis.temple.edu/minor/
Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor (ITIE)
The Fox School Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITIE) minor integrates two of the most important elements of the Fox school: the enabling role of IT and the drive of entrepreneurial thinking. The minor will allow Fox School majors to combine the above elements by taking relevant courses in Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems (MIS), and other related areas.
Who Should Minor in ITIE?
The minor is appropriate for all majors but particularly relevant for students in marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS who are interested in applying IT in an entrepreneurial manner. Students who minor in ITIE will be well suited to work for corporations who want to drive new IT-enabled innovative projects and for technology enabled start-ups.
The minor is a joint venture between the MIS department and the Strategic Management department.
Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor. For more information or to declare ITIE as your minor, visit: http://community.mis.temple.edu/programs/minor-in-itie/.
Digital Marketing Minor
The Digital Marketing Minor prepares students for careers related to customer relationship management, social media, information architecture, e-commerce, search engine optimization, e-detailing, site design, Internet research, demographic and sales analytics, blogging, and media design. The Digital Marketing minor is appropriate for all BBA students in the Fox School of Business and is particularly relevant for Marketing, Human Resource Management, Business Management, and MIS students.
Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.
Students who wish to earn a Certificate in MIS can do so by completing the required courses. Courses cannot be used to meet certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate. The certificate does not require the completion of the Business Minor or the Business Studies Minor. Certificates are not listed on the academic transcript.
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