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BSBA Major in Management Information Systems

Work in Management Information Systems (MIS) goes beyond technical support and software systems development. It’s true that those are areas within MIS, but the full scope is much larger. There is a huge variety of work needed to select, acquire, implement and operate information systems. The MIS department plans and manages all the financial, human and technological resources needed to deploy and use information systems in the organization.

The MIS major at LeBow is ideal for students who want to learn how to manage people and the systems related to information technology.

Management Information Systems Major Curriculum

Our MIS curriculum is continuously improved using industry feedback and faculty research. Although administered by the Department of Decision Sciences & MIS, the major is interdisciplinary in nature due to the ubiquitous application of technology. Students who wish to learn more technical applications in computing or more general management perspectives on technology can complement the MIS major by taking courses in other departments at LeBow or even other colleges at Drexel. For instance, two popular options among students majoring in MIS are the LeBow co-majors in technology innovation management or business analytics.

MIS Coursework

The MIS curriculum is designed to allow students to pursue their own path within the discipline. Only two courses are strictly required as essential knowledge for anyone working in MIS: Systems Analysis and Design (MIS 342) and Database Design and Implementation (MIS 343). Beyond the required MIS and business courses, the focus of a student’s MIS education is limited only by the career path they envision.

All LeBow courses are designed to enhance a student’s worldview and position them as a leader in their field.

Two Popular Courses for MIS Majors
MIS Strategy

Focuses on how organizations support their strategy through IT infrastructure, digitization, IT security and IT governance as their businesses evolve due to growth, competition and economic conditions. Students gain an understanding of how these areas overlap and how they intersect with people, process and technology and the overall success of a business. Students have an opportunity to increase their competencies in communication, creative and critical thinking and professional practice.

Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management

A uniquely designed global classroom, where students collaborate with faculty, students and IT executives in India to solve a real-world business IT problem. The goal is to help students learn not only how to develop joint technical solutions but also to learn how to effectively deal with some of the offshore software development challenges, such as distant communication, negotiations, trust building, cultural sensitivity and risk tolerance using agile and waterfall methodology in a global outsourcing context.

More Ways to Study Management Information Systems

LeBow's MS and MBA dual degree programs offer graduates the benefit of a cross-discipline advanced business education, enhancing their careers with two degrees.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, management information systems majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Students have done their  MIS co-ops in companies both big and small, locally and around the world. Past  MIS co-op placements include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Exelon Corporation
  • SAP America

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

The Drexel Graduate Business Analytics Association was created to encourage graduate student enthusiasm and participation in the growing field of analytics.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Bringing together student leaders with interests in both business and engineering to promote their integration into one practice.

By enriching the knowledge and career development of our members, we encourage the interest and promote the growing importance of supply chain management.

Our mission is to provide students across all spectrums of majors with accessible resources to enhance and reinforce their competency in data analysis.

Careers and Network

Students who complete an undergraduate major in MIS can enter the workforce directly or continue for graduate studies in MIS or related disciplines. Ultimately, our students go out into the world to help companies accomplish their business objectives with integrity and social responsibility.

In the last five years, students graduating with an MIS major from Drexel LeBow have become valued employees at companies such as:

  • SAP
  • Vanguard Group
  • Exelon
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Dell
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Wells Fargo
  • PPL
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Walmart
  • Amazon

Learn more about management information systems career opportunities

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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