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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 top 10 ranked Fox BBA major in Management Information Systems (MIS) produces business-oriented, technically proficient information system professionals. The Fox BBA in MIS will train you to identify, evaluate, build, and acquire innovative technology solutions.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply IT to automate and improve business tasks (e.g., patient information system for a hospital)
  • Transform a business with IT (e.g., use iPhone apps to reach new customers)
  • Analyze client needs, specify requirements, integrate applications, and manage projects (e.g., select a new web conferencing system)
  • Leverage the Fox MIS student organization to engage with industry and network with your peers

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

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 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:

  • Systems/business analyst
  • Database administrator/manager
  • Information systems/project manager
  • Consultant
  • Application developer/web designer
  • Systems architect

To learn more:

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.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) 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 new students

Suggested Sequence for new students

Requirements of the Management Information Systems Major

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 (fall 2010)
  or
3504* (spring 2011 or later)
Business Process Analysis 3  
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 is not writing intensive effective spring 2011.
**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

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 (fall 2010)
  or
3504 (spring 2011 or later)
Business Process Analysis 3  
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
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  

 


 

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. 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. For more information or to declare ITIE as your minor, visit: http://community.mis.temple.edu/programs/minor-in-itie/.

 

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 or to declare MIS as your minor, visit: http://community.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.

Requirements for the certificate must be completed prior to graduation. Click here to declare the MIS certificate.


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