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Management Information Systems - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Management Information Systems - ARCHIVE

University Park, Smeal College of Business (M I S)

PROFESSOR JOHN E. TYWORTH, Chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems

Students in the M I S major learn about managing business information systems within organizations and spanning supply chain networks. The courses provide students with the depth and breadth to become effective managers of information systems that support core business processes. After receiving a thorough grounding in the core elements of business, students develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in programming, information resource management, managing the IT portfolio, business process re-engineering, and use of telecommunication and internet technologies to manage core business processes. Examples of career opportunities include IT manager, business process re-engineering specialist, business systems analyst, and business application developer.

For the B.S. degree in Management Information Systems, a minimum of 120 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 12-14 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 76-78 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; and 6 credits of GA, GH or GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(2), B A 302(2), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), M I S 301(3)[1], M I S 431(3)[1], M I S 432(3)[1], ENGL 202D GWS(3), B A 411(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M I S 434(3)[1], M I S 436(3)[1], M I S 479W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14-16 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200(4) (Sem: 1-2)
M I S 204(2)[1] or IST 110(4)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th-credit-level proficiency in a single foreign language. Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of Global Awareness and Understanding from approved course list (credits must be taken in GA, GH, or GS). (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of supporting coursework. See department list. (Sem: 5-8)

[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-06-011

Review Date: 03/11/03

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