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Requirements, MSBPI

Widener’s master in business process innovation (MSBPI) program prepares students to link information technology to business to give their organization a competitive advantage.

In addition to traditional accreditations that most universities hold, the School of Business Administration is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which recognizes its efforts to advance business education.

SAP University Alliance

Widener University’s School of Business Administration was named a Center of Excellence for Business Process Innovation by SAP SE and Software AG (formerly IDS Scheer), and is a member of the SAP University Alliance. Students in selected courses use SAP software as part of a hands-on learning experience. Those completing three or more SAP-related courses can earn a Certificate of Recognition from SAP.

Curriculum

Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters; part-time students can take up to five years. Additional time may be needed for the prerequisite course.

The requirements of the degree are 30 credit-hours: 21 credits of core courses (7 courses) and 9 credits of electives (3 courses). The course breakdown includes:

  • Three business process innovation courses
  • Three information systems courses
  • One management course
  • Three electives (students may choose to concentrate)

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • BPI 600 Business Process Management Modeling to Monitoring
  • BPI 620 Business Process Strategy & Innovation
  • BPI 650 Business Process Intelligence
  • IS 601 Business Process Analysis & Process Automation†
  • IS 620 Database Systems
  • IS 650 Knowledge Management and Social BPM†
  • MGT 680 Project Management

(†SAP course)

Electives

Students are required to take 9 credits of electives. Students may choose to concentrate or select from a variety of courses.

Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Concentration

Students pursuing the AIS track are expected to have knowledge of basic accounting and business law and may be required to take BUS 520 Accounting & Legal Environment of Business as a foundation course.

Students in this concentration must complete three of the following for a total of 9 credits.

  • ACCT 607 Internal Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
  • ACCT 630 Accounting Information Systems† (3)
  • ACCT 632 ERP Systems: Profitability Analysis† (3)
  • ACCT 635 Information Technology Auditing (3)
  • Elective approved by accounting and information management department head (3)

(†SAP course)

Process Leadership and Transformation Concentration

The requirements for this concentration are 9 credits.

  • MGT 622 Developing Management Skills (3)
  • MGT 625 Management of Change (3)
  • Elective approved by accounting and information management department head (3)

Analytics Concentration

Analytical and critical thinking skills are in high demand in organizations. This concentration provides the skills and competencies you need to have ‘analyst’ in your job title.

  • MIS 625 Data Mining and Warehousing (3)
  • Elective (3)

For more information about courses and requirements for a master’s degree in business process innovation, see the course catalog.