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The Fox School’s BBA in MIS at Temple University named Top 10 in the U.S.

The Fox School’s bachelor of business administration major in management information systems (BBA in MIS) was named a top 10 U.S. program for information technology(IT) by in November 2008.

TechRepublic selected the Fox School’s BBA in MIS after evaluating more than a hundred undergraduate business-oriented IT programs across the nation. They based their selection on curriculum, placement, available resources, value, and overall strength of each program and also by interviewing alumni and corporate stakeholders.

Joining the Fox BBA in MIS in the top 10 list are Carnegie Mellon, MIT, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, and other internationally renowned universities. The Fox BBA in MIS was only the program selected from the Philadelphia region.

M. Moshe Porat, Dean, Fox School of Business, commented “I am very pleased with the success of the MIS department, they have done all the right things, by paying attention to student needs, hiring great faculty, innovating on research and curriculum, and great alumni relations.”

According to Dr. Munir Mandviwalla, associate professor, and founding chair of the MIS department, “this is a great honor, given that we started the department only eight years ago and now we are already in the company of such well established programs, and because TechRepublic followed such a systematic process in their evaluation.” The MIS department was also recognized in 2007 by The Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked its faculty in the top 10 for research. According to Mandviwalla, the program’s success is based on “our hard working students, faculty who work on innovative and relevant research and our Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) which connects us with industry and provides a real world anchor.”

In their analysis, TechRepublic also highlighted the department’s strong relationship with industry as well as the support provided by faculty and the student led Association of Management Information Systems (AMIS).

The Fox School’s MIS department offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in information systems and includes 500 majors and minors and 13 faculty members.

The associated Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) connects students and faculty with industry leaders through a membership structure, and provides project and professional development opportunities.

View TechRepublic’s Top 10 U.S. college programs for IT report.

About the Fox School of Business
Established in 1918, Temple University’s Fox School of Business is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region and among the largest in the world, with more than 6,000 students, 145 faculty, and 51,000 alumni.  The Fox School’s programs are among the best in the world and are highly ranked by theFinancial Times, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review, andComputerworld.

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