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

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2003 (Program dropped effective Summer Session 2003)

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

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DAVID P. CHRISTY, 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: 2-16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 96-110 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 (57 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 301(2), B A 302(3), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M I S 431(3)[1], M I S 432(3)[1], MS&IS 402(3)[1], MS&IS 450(3)[1], MS&IS 459W(3) (Sem: 5-9)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-11 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 141(4) (Sem: 3-4)
MS&IS 427(3)[1] or MS&IS 455(3)[1] or MS&IS 456(3)[1] (Sem: 5-9)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30-42 credits)
[Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.]
0-12 credits: Attainment of third level proficiency in a single foreign language.
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.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001
Blue Sheet Item #: 29-01-030
Review Date: 3/11/03

Dropped by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet #: 32-01-035
Review Date: 9/2/03

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