2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
Telephone: (302) 831-2961
Faculty Listing: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/accounting-mis/faculty-and-staff
The mission of the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) is to offer distinctive and innovative educational opportunities related to the professions of Accounting and MIS, promote scholarship in Accounting and MIS, and to advance successful leadership in a rapidly changing technological environment. The Department offers majors in Accounting and MIS, as well as minors in Business Analytics, Global Enterprise Technologies (GET) and MIS to undergraduate students.
The Bachelor of Science for Accounting major is designed to prepare students for an accounting career in industry, in government, or in public accounting. An Honors Degree option is available. During the first two years, the accounting major follows a format of courses that enables the student to acquire a broad liberal arts background. The accounting program is designed to provide flexibility in the selection of humanities and social and natural science courses from broad groupings to augment the professional development of the student. The undergraduate accounting major includes work in accounting information systems, intermediate, cost, income tax, advanced accounting, and auditing.
The program provides preparation for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, the Certificate in Management Accounting, and other professional certifications.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree must: (1) earn a minimum of 123 credits, (2) achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of C (2.0) on all work undertaken at the University of Delaware, (3) fulfill the course requirements of the degree program, and (4) achieve at least a C- in specified business, finance, economics, MIS, and accounting courses. Of the required upper division ACCT courses (ACCT 302 , ACCT 315 , ACCT 316 , ACCT 327 , ACCT 413 , ACCT 414 , ACCT 415 , ACCT 417 , and ACCT 425 ), no more than two may be transferred from another AACSB institution. The Department offers an accelerated, 150 credit combined, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting and MS in Information Systems & Technology Management (IS&TM). Please see the descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
Management Information Systems
The Management Information Systems (MIS) major is designed to prepare students for careers that leverage information technology in a business environment, enabling graduates to use information systems to manage the organization. An Honors Degree option is available. During the first two years, the MIS major follows a format of courses that enables the student to acquire a broad liberal arts background. The MIS program is designed to provide flexibility in the selection of humanities and social and natural sciences courses from broad groupings to augment the professional development of the student. The undergraduate MIS major includes work in programming languages, databases, system analysis and design, business problem solving, and project management. MIS majors are also required to select a professional concentration in one discipline of business (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations Management) to promote a thorough understanding of the issues, needs, and practices of that area of business.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree must: (1) earn a minimum of 123 credits, (2) achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of C (2.0) on all work undertaken at the University of Delaware, (3) fulfill the course requirements of the degree program, and (4) achieve at least a C- in specified business, finance, economics, MIS, and accounting courses. Of the required upper division MISY courses (MISY 261, MISY 225 , MISY 330 , MISY 350 , MISY 364 , MISY 380 , MISY 430 , MISY 431 , MISY 432 , and MISY 465), no more than two may be transferred from another AACSB institution.
Students in the Lerner College of Business and Economics and students outside the Lerner College may take courses leading to the minors in Global Enterprise Technologies or Management Information Systems.
The Business Analytics minor is designed to develop the analytical thinking skills of students within the growing field of analytics. The minor requires six courses for a total of 18 credit hours. The program emphasizes statistics, oral and written communication, structured decision-making, data visualization, and relational databases. Applications for admission to the program must be submitted through UDSIS during the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters. Only students who have been accepted into the Lerner College will be considered. Admission is competitive and based upon GPA. To be considered, applicants must have earned a B- or better in MISY 262 or MATH 202 , and have completed 28 credits.
The Global Enterprise Technologies (GET) minor is designed to extend the education of undergraduate students in the use and deployment of large scale systems in global organizations to solve complex problems.
Applications for the GET minor are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must have completed 28 credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Students from any major may apply by logging on to UDSIS and submitting a request for change of program plan. Students interested in the immersion option must apply to the minor no later than October prior to their immersion, and submit an application and be accepted by companies offering extended internships through the GET program.
The MIS minor is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the three interrelated areas of Management Information Systems: Business Foundations, Information Technology, and Project Management/Hands on Experience, and to explore the rapidly expanding field of computer-based management information systems. Applications to be admitted into the MIS minor are submitted on-line through UDSIS. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in MISY 225 in order to proceed in the MIS minor.