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Management Science and Information Systems (MS&IS) - Archive

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

Management Science and Information Systems (MS&IS) - Archive

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DAVID P. CHRISTY, in charge

This major is designed to prepare students for careers in executive management and management consulting. The modern corporation must respond quickly to change and its leadership must be able to plan on the basis of a well-coordinated and properly analyzed flow of information. Further, managers must increasingly operate across traditional functional boundaries. The goal of the Management Science and Information Systems major is to develop graduates whose knowledge prepares them for such an environment.

Following on from a thorough grounding in the functional areas of business, students are taught to develop analytical skills to complement their understanding of modern information systems, with an underlying emphasis on the importance of continuous quality improvement.

Graduates in this field will be qualified for positions in both the public and private sectors. Career opportunities include such fields as systems analysis, financial and market research, quality assurance, programming, and production planning.

For the B.S. degree in Management Science and Information Systems, a minimum of 128 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: 3-17 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 78-92 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)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3), B A 301(2), B A 302(3), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), 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: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-11 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
MS&IS 427(3)[1] or MS&IS 455(3)[1] or MS&IS 456(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12-24 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 6 credits from related business and nonbusiness courses, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of international courses related to the foreign language area (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 Department: Summer Session 2001
Blue Sheet #: 29-01-031
Review Date: 3/11/03

Dropped by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet #: 32-01-034
Review Date: 9/2/03

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