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 New Master Degree  Beginning October 2012

MSc in Information Systems (18 MONTHS, MASTER OF SCIENCE) To gain competitive advantage modern organizations need information systems that assist them increase their productivity and improve their decision making. The MSc program in Information Systems will equip students with skills and methods to manage information technology within business organisations, covering both technical and managerial aspects. LEARNING OUTCOMES  Determine how Information Systems (IS) can be used to gain strategic and tactical advantage.  Demonstrate the ability to manage IS projects effectively and efficiently through project management methodologies.  Apply Data and Knowledge Management techniques for business decision making.  Apply appropriate research methodologies to problems relating to IS.  Demonstrate how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) supports business operation.  Evaluate the impact of the human dimension on IS.  Apply contemporary visualization techniques for business intelligence.  Specify the technology required to undertake an effective e-Business strategy.  Apply Web marketing techniques in e-business.  Evaluate key technologies and trends for enterprise integration such as: CRM, SCM and ERP.  Explain the theory and practice of requirements engineering and management.  Illustrate the various types of DSS and how they can be used for business intelligence. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES This program is tailored for people who will assume responsibility for the planning, design and implementation of information systems. It is designed for anyone who is, or aspires to be, a systems analyst, IS project manager or IS consultant. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the public and private sector.

Information Systems (18 MONTHS, MASTER OF SCIENCE)



All students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Information Systems must complete the following requirements:

CODE INS 500 INS 501

CREDITS 21 12 33

ECTS 58 32 90

COURSE TITLE CREDITS Requirements Engineering and Management 3 Project Management 3 Strategic Information Systems 3 Integrating the Enterprise 3 Research Methodology 3 Information Systems Project 6 Total Credits/ECTS 21


Core Courses Elective Courses Total Requirements

INS 504

COURSE TITLE Programming in Unix-like Environments Fundamentals of Internet Technologies Introduction to Business





3 3

6 6


7 7 8 8 6 22 58

ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDITS/32 ECTS) Selection of four elective courses must be chosen from the list below: CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS ECTS INS 606 E-Business Start-Up 3 8 INS 607 Building E-Business 3 8 INS 608 Computer Networks and IT Infrastructure 3 8 INS 610 Decision Support Systems 3 8 INS 611 Data and Knowledge Management Systems 3 8 INS 612 Information Visualization 3 8 INS 609 Human Computer Interaction 3 8

Admission information Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Admission is open to graduates with degrees in a variety of fields from business students with an IS concentration, computer science, information systems, general business degrees, and bachelor degrees in a range of fields including the humanities, social science, engineering and physical science. * Foundation courses may be required for those applicants whose academic background is such that they cannot proceed directly to the IS core courses. Students must have completed the foundation courses at an accredited institution. Credits earned with foundation courses do not count towards the required coursework for the completion of the program.

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MSc in Information Systems  
MSc in Information Systems  

To gain competitive advantage modern organizations need information systems that assist them increase their productivity and improve their d...