The Management Information Systems major at Penn State Behrend prepares students for a variety of IT-related jobs such as systems analyst, business analyst, data analyst, team leader, project manager, consultant, and MIS manager. Since the focus of these jobs is on the application of information technology to business problems and opportunities, the MIS curriculum integrates three main areas of study— business, computers, and MIS. Students take core business courses in order to understand organizational processes and requirements. Computer courses help students to develop technical competencies and understand information technologies. Core MIS courses in database management systems, systems analysis, and systems design and development focus on the tools, processes, and techniques required for successful application of information technology to business problems. These courses are supplemented with a variety of electives and a required internship experience.