The Fox School’s Management Information Systems department was founded in 2000. Dean M. Moshe Porat formed the department to support the three strategic pillars of the Fox school, entrepreneurship, globalization, and information technology. Dr. Munir Mandviwalla, founded the MIS department and currently serves as department chair. The Fox School’s MIS department is one of the youngest business oriented IT academic units in the U.S.
The newly revised (2010) vision of FoxMIS is to be a worldwide leader in transformative research and teaching on the design, use, and effects of information technology in a digital world.
Fox MIS prides itself on being connected and innovative.
- FoxMIS ranked number 1 for research worldwide in 2010
- TechRepublic ranked the Fox BBA in MIS a top 10 U.S. program in 2008.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Fox MIS in the top 10 for research in 2007.
- Named “2001 Program of the Year” by Eastern Technology Council (represents about 1100 IT firms).
- Fox “Techno/MBA” ranked 14th By Computerworld in 1999/2000.
The Fox School’s MIS department offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in information systems and includes more than 750 majors and minors and 14 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. More information at: http://www.ibit.temple.edu.