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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 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:

  • 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 Advantage: Connect and Innovate

      Connect

      Innovate

  • Fox BBA in MIS students use and learn the latest technologies
  • Create innovative technology enabled corporate and consumer products and services
  • The award winning Association for Information Systems (AIS), a student professional organization providing students with professional, social, and community activities
  • All students maintain a portfolio of work as a way to track of their progress.

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:

  • Business analyst / Systems analyst
  • Data analytics / Business Intelligence
  • Database administrator / manager
  • Information systems / project manager
  • Consultant
  • Application developer / web designer
  • Information architect
  • Social media consultant
  • Digital entrepreneur and innovator

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 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.

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

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        
MIS 2501 Enterprise IT Architecture 3  
MIS  2502 Data Analytics 3  
Semester 6        
MIS 3501 Data-Centric Application Development 3  
MIS 3504 Digital Design and Innovation 3  
Semester 7        
MIS  3535* Lead Global Digital Projects 3  
Select one elective from this list: 3  
MIS 3503 User Interface Design    
MIS 3533 Electronic Commerce Site Design    
MIS 3534 Strategic Management of Information Technology    
MIS 3536 Information Systems Innovation    
MIS 3537 Internet Enabled Supply Chains    
MIS 3538 Social Media Innovation    
MIS 3580 Special Topics    
MIS 3581 Co-operative Experience in MIS    
MIS 3582 Independent Study    
MIS 3682 Independent Study    
Semester 8        
MIS  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  
HRM 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  
IH 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  
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
IH 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  
BA 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BA 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RMI 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  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
BA 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
MIS 2501 Enterprise IT Architecture 3  
MIS  2502 Data Analytics 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
MIS 3501 Data-Centric Application Development 3  
MIS 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
BA 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
MIS 3535 Lead Global Digital Projects 3  
MIS major elective   Select one course from the elective list above 3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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  

 

 


 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

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

 

Minors

 

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. 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.

 

Certificate

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.

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


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