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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Management Information Systems

Munir Mandviwalla, Department Chair
Office: Speakman Hall 210
215-204-5617
munir.mandviwalla@temple.edu
http://community.mis.temple.edu

Joseph Allegra, Senior Program Specialist
Office: Speakman Hall 210C
215-204-3060
jallegra@temple.edu

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 Fox MIS program moved into the Top 15 in the recently released 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs - Business Specialties ranking. The Fox School's Management Information Systems (MIS) program climbed three spots from No. 17 in the country to No. 14th. This is the third consecutive year that the BBA in MIS has made the U.S. News and World Report ranking and the third consecutive positive move up in the rankings! The Top 15 status places the program in elite top 1% of all 1300 undergraduate MIS programs in the United States. It was also ranked top 10 in the U.S. by TechRepublic for 2008/2009. Fox MIS students are sought by the top firms in the nation, and the placement rate was 100% for the class of May 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 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. 

Fox MIS students will learn to:

  • Initiate and lead technology enabled change (e.g., act as a change agent in a large firm)
  • Analyze and design innovative digital products and services (e.g., create and implement the social media strategy for a new start-up)
  • Apply IT to automate and improve business processes (e.g., patient information system for a hospital)
  • Transform a business function with IT (e.g., use iPhone apps to reach new customers)
  • Analyze clients, specify needs, integrate applications, and manage projects (e.g., select and acquire a new web conferencing system)
  • Leverage the Fox MIS student organization to engage with industry and network with your peers

The FoxMIS Edge: Connect and Innovate

Fox MIS majors get placed in the top firms in the region and nationally. The Fox MIS careers site provides a one-stop placement and internship site for students majoring in MIS. The Fox IT Career Fair includes top employers and is only open to MIS students. Click the links below to learn more about careers in MIS.

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.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the 2013-2014 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.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Management Information Systems 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/cms_academics/dept/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

Requirements of the Management Information Systems Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Note that minimum grades of C are required in the courses below.    
Semester 5        
Management Information Systems 2501 Enterprise IT Architecture 3  
Management Information Systems  2502 Data Analytics 3  
Semester 6        
Management Information Systems 3501 Data-Centric Application Development 3  
Management Information Systems 3504 Digital Design and Innovation 3  
Semester 7        
Management Information Systems  3535* Lead Global Digital Projects 3  
Select one elective from this list: 3  
Management Information Systems 3503 User Interface Design    
Management Information Systems 3533 Electronic Commerce Site Design    
Management Information Systems 3534 Strategic Management of Information Technology    
Management Information Systems 3536 Information Systems Innovation    
Management Information Systems 3537 Internet Enabled Supply Chains    
Management Information Systems 3538 Social Media Innovation    
Management Information Systems 3580 Special Topics    
Management Information Systems 3581 Co-operative Experience in Management Information Systems    
Management Information Systems 3582 Independent Study    
Management Information Systems 3682 Independent Study    
Semester 8        
Management Information Systems  4596** Information Systems Integration 3 WI
Subtotal     21  
*This course will replace International Business Administration 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation unless
a second major or minor is added. Please see an advisor regarding this exception if adding a second major.
**This major capstone is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Management Information Systems Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Business Administration 2101^ Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Management Information Systems 2501 Enterprise IT Architecture 3  
Management Information Systems  2502 Data Analytics 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Management Information Systems 3501 Data-Centric Application Development 3  
Management Information Systems 3504 Digital Design and Innovation 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Management Information Systems 3535 Lead Global Digital Projects 3  
MIS major elective   Select one course from the elective list above 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Management Information Systems 4596 Information Systems Integration 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Management Information Systems: 124  
     
^MIS majors take a restricted section of Business Administration 2101 taught by the MIS department.

 

 


 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

 

Minors

 

Management Information Systems Minor

A minor in Management Information Systems 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 Minor in Management Information Systems?

Business students will benefit from a minor in Management Information Systems. The minor in Management Information Systems will position you for jobs in business application areas, consulting positions, technical liaisons, and selling and acquisition of business software.

What is in it for me?

  • Understand the key information technologies used by organizations.
  • Learn how to specify technology solutions and engage with IT professionals.
  • Understand the importance of business processes
  • Identify how specific IT solutions are designed and implemented to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Apply data analytics to collect, store, analyze, and disseminate organizational information.

 

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 Management Information Systems as your minor, visit: http://community.mis.temple.edu/programs/misminor/

 

Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor (ITIE)

The Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITIE) minor integrates the enabling role of IT and the drive of entrepreneurial thinking. The minor includes courses in Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems (MIS), and other related areas.

Who Should Minor in ITIE?

The minor is appropriate for all majors and particularly relevant for students in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Management Information Systems. ITIE minors can drive new IT-enabled innovative projects in existing firms and create technology enabled start-ups.

The minor is a joint venture between the Management Information Systems 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 Management Information Systems 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.

For more information about the Digital Marketing minor, visit: http://community.mis.temple.edu/programs/digital-marketing-minor/

 

 

Certificate

Students who wish to earn a Certificate in Management Information Systems 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.

Requirements for the certificate must be completed prior to graduation. Click here to declare the Management Information Systems certificate.


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