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Business, Smeal College

(Archive) Management science, Information Systems, and International Business (MSIB)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Management Science, Information Systems, and International Business (MSIB) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR J. KEITH ORD, in charge

The purpose of this major is to prepare the student to work in fields like consulting, business communications, and planning, where quantitative business analysis and information systems skills must be combined and applied in an international business environment. Business problem solving that transcends national boundaries can use perspectives gained from all three of the areas spanned by this major.

For the B.S. degree in Management Science, Information Systems, and International Business, a minimum of 145 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 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 course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 1-13 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 99-111 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (65 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), M I S 204(2), MATH 111 GQ(2), MS&IS 200(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 301(3), 302(3), 303(3), 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M I S 431(3)[1], 432(3)[1], MS&IS 391(2), 402(3)[1], 450(3)[1], 455(3)[1], 459W(3) (Sem: 5-9)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30-42 credits)
[Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.]
Attainment of third level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12).
Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work.
See the admission section of the general information in this Bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 15 credits of business and related non-business courses in an approved Education Abroad Program in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-6)
Select 15 credits of international business related courses in consultation with adviser (see department list) (Sem: 5-9)

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


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-01-020

Review Date: 04/18/00

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