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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://mis.temple.edu

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

The B.B.A. Major in Management Information Systems (MIS) is a full-time undergraduate degree designed to train business-oriented, technically proficient information systems professionals. Information technology (IT) is the engine that drives business today. The professional of the future must understand how IT can solve business problems and create innovative solutions. The Fox B.B.A. in MIS will train you to identify, evaluate, build, and acquire innovative IT solutions.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply IT to automate and improve business tasks (e.g., airline reservation systems)
  • Transform a business with IT (e.g., web site to reach new customers)
  • Manage the systems for an organization (e.g., select a new e-mail system)

The program prepares MIS students to perform, and eventually lead, analysis, integration, and technology management activities, using state-of-the-art web-based tools and methodologies. MIS students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze and understand business problems and apply information technology to transform business and innovate. Students will learn how to analyze client needs, define systems to meet these needs, integrate applications, manage operations, and act as technical intermediaries between management and technical staff.

The MIS major at Fox has three distinctive elements:

Connected

  • Designed in partnership with MIS Industry Advisory Board
  • Established relationships with industry

Recognized

  • Fox is one of the largest and most highly ranked Business Schools
  • Student placement is 100%

Innovative

  • Learn the latest technologies: Mobile computing and wireless
  • Exclusive interactive case study provides real world experience
  • Curriculum is first in the country to focus on integration as a unifying theme

Courses require extensive hands-on projects, teamwork, and use of high-end technology.

Typical career options for MIS students graduating with the B.B.A. in MIS include systems/business analyst, MIS consultant, application developer, information systems manager, web developer, project manager, systems architect, and database administrator.

All MIS students are strongly encouraged to become involved in the Association of Management Information Systems (AMIS).  AMIS is a professional organization open to any student interested in joining the synergistic revolution of business management and technology in a global economy. AMIS offers students opportunities that forge professional development skills, structured social and networking events, and an outlet to bring change to our communities through MIS and business.  For more information, please contact Professor Cindy Joy Marselis at cindy.joy.marselis@temple.edu (215-204-3077).

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

College Requirements

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 Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

 

Requirements of Management Information Systems Major - for Freshmen only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Note that minimum grades of C are required in the courses below.    
Semester 5        
MIS 2501 IT Architecture & Software Development 3  
MIS  3596   Business Process Analysis 3 WI
Semester 6        
MIS 2502 Database Management 3  
MIS 3501 Application Development 3  
Semester 7        
MIS 3502 Application Integration & Evaluation 3  
MIS  3535* Managing Global Information Systems Projects 3  
Semester 8        
MIS  4596** Information Systems Integration 3 WI
Subtotal     21  
*This course will waive International Business Administration 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation.
**This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.
NOTE: All MIS majors are waived from the college requirement of International Business Administration 3101 unless
they add a second major or a minor.

Requirements of Management Information Systems Major - for transfer students only

Required courses         
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
MIS 2501 IT Architecture & Software Development 3  
MIS 2502 Database Management 3  
MIS 3501 Application Development 3  
MIS 3502 Application Integration & Evaluation 3  
MIS  3535 Managing Global Information Systems Projects 3  
MIS  3596   Business Process Analysis 3 WI
MIS  4596 Information Systems Integration 3 WI
         
Select one MIS elective:   3  
MIS 3533 Electronic Commerce Site Design    
MIS 3534 Strategic Management of Information Technology    
MIS 3580 Special Topics (topics may change)    
MIS 3581 Co-op Experience in MIS    
         
Select one:     3  
Economics 3563* International Trade    
Economics 3564* International Monetary Economics    
Subtotal       30  
         
* Economics 3563 or 3564 will satisfy the International requirement and the upper-level Economics requirement for the MIS major.
** The technology requirement is filled by courses within the MIS major.

 


 

Minor

 

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.

 

Benefits

  • Exposure to key computing technologies that are likely to be used by organizations.
  • Provide the key tools that would enable business professionals to interact with the IT professionals to specify technology solutions.
  • View business processes in terms of information inputs and outputs and identify how specific IT solutions can be designed and implemented to enable these business processes to make the company more effective and efficient.
  • Identify information needs of the organization and methods to collect, store, analyze, and disseminate this information.

 

For more information about the MIS minor visit: http://mis.temple.edu/minor



Certificate

Students who wish to earn a Certificate in MIS can do so by completing the courses listed on the MIS web site. 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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