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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 210C
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
  • Extensive networking and placement opportunities through Fox’s Institute of Business and Information Technology
  • Fox MIS faculty and students work on real-world projects that address current industry trends and problems

Recognized

  • Fox is one of the largest and most highly-ranked business schools
  • Student placement is 100%
  • Ranked Top 10 in the U.S. by TechRepublic and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Innovative

  • Learn the latest technologies, including Web 2.0 and social computing
  • 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 Management Information Systems.  AMIS offers students many opportunities to promote the study and practice of management information systems, including professional development, social, and community activities.

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 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 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

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence for Transfers

 

Requirements of the 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.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Management Information Systems Major - For Freshmen Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
MIS 2501 IT Architecture & Software Development 3  
MIS 3596 Business Process Analysis 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
MIS 2502 Database Management 3  
MIS 3501 Application Development 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
MIS 3502 Application Integration & Evaluation 3  
MIS 3535 Managing Global Information Systems Projects 3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MIS 4596 Information Systems Integration 3 WI
Major Course     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Management Information Systems (freshmen): 124  

 


Requirements of the Management Information Systems Major - for transfer students only

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 3536 Information Systems Innovation    
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.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Management Information Systems Major - For Transfer Students Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
LAW S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Subtotal     17  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
MIS 2501 IT Architecture & Software Development 3  
MIS 3596 Business Process Analysis 3 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Economics 3563
 or
3564
International Trade
     or
International Monetary Economics
3  
MIS 2502 Database Management 3  
MIS 3501 Application Development 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Free Elective     3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
MIS 3502 Application Integration & Evaluation 3  
MIS 3535 Managing Global Information Systems Projects 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
MIS 4596 Information Systems Integration 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Select one of the following:   3  
MIS
MIS
MIS
MIS
MIS
3533
3534
3536
3580
3581
Electronic Commerce Site Design
Strategic Management of Information Technology
Information Systems Innovation
Special Topics (topics may change)
Co-op Experience in MIS
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Management Information Systems (transfer students): 123  

 


 

Minors

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. It is offered as a joint venture between the departments of General Strategic Management and Management Information Systems.

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.

Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. For more information about this minor, please visit: mis.temple.edu/programs/undergraduate/itie.htm.

 

MIS 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.

 

Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. For more information about the MIS minor visit: mis.temple.edu/minor.



Certificate

Students who wish to earn a Certificate in MIS can do so by completing the required courses. 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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