Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for MIS Majors and find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the MIS bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1

  • First Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • Calculus (4 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 15.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15 credits

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Legal Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Social and Ethical Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Statistics (4 credits)

Total Credits: 15 credits

Semester 4

  • Corporation Finance (3 credits)
  • Basic Management Concepts (3 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Business (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15 credits

Semesters 5, 6, 7, and 8

A range of Penn State Behrend courses is available to you in your third and fourth years. Your schedule will depend on your areas of
focus and your interests.

  • Upper-Division Required Courses
    Legal Environment of Business; Social and Ethical Environment of Business; Introduction to Business Information Systems; Database Management Systems; Systems Analysis; Project Management; Strategic Management and Business Policy; Internship
  • Upper-Division Supporting Courses
    International Trade and Finance; China in the Global Economy: History, Culture, and Society; International Finance; International Management; Global Marketing; Introduction to ERP and Business Processes; Business Intelligence; Website Design and Administration; Advanced Applications Development; Systems Design and Implementation

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your
academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.