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Begin Date: Summer Session 2009
End Date: Summer Session 2010

Management Information Systems - ARCHIVE

University Park, The 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.

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible for entrance into the Management Information Systems (M I S) major, a degree candidate must be enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies and satisfy requirements for entrance to the major.

Specific entrance requirements include:

  1. The degree candidate must be taking, or have taken, a program appropriate for entry to the major as shown in the bulletin, including approximately 60 credits of course work.
  2. Complete the following entrance to major requirements: ACCTG 211(4)[1]; ECON 002 GS(3); SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1]; ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); and MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1]; FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1]. These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance to major process is carried out.
  3. In addition to the above requirements, the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University may approve administrative enrollment controls that limit the number of students who are admitted to majors in the Smeal College of Business. In each case, however, academic requirements are established for admission. For information on enrollment controls, consult the Smeal College of Business Web site (http://www.smeal.psu.edu).

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
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES :
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 77 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GA, GH or GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], ECON 002 GS(3), FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
MIS 204(3)[1], SCM 301(3) (Sem: 3-5)
B A 411(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 431(3)[1], MIS 432(3)[1], MIS 434(3)[1], MIS 442(3)[1], MIS 479W(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
B A 243(4), or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th-credit-level proficiency in a single foreign language. (4 credits) 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 3 credits of related coursework. See department list (Sem: 5-8)
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: Summer Session 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-05-017

Review Date: 2/24/09

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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