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Management Information Systems

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Tuition Fee: AED 908 per credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Morning and Evening
Medium of Instruction: English

BBA Program Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to serve as effective, responsible, and ethical leaders and managers in the modern workforce of today–anywhere in the world. It prepares graduates for a diverse assortment of careers in the business sector and for graduate studies. The program focuses on decision-making, problem-solving, developing strong ethical values, social responsibility, and working to achieve success in culturally-diverse settings.

Program Goals

The BBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Possess a solid background in business theory and practice.
  • Succeed in entry-level business careers, progress in current positions, or pursue advanced learning.
  • Develop the necessary skills to function effectively in a global economy.
  • Communicate effectively in any setting.
  • Make ethical and professional decisions, and practice social responsibility.
  • Adopt information technology to develop business solutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students after graduation students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate business theories and practices to solve routine and unpredictable problems.
  • Adapt to professional and responsible roles, independently and collectively, to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Practice professional integrity and ethical standards in a socially responsible manner.
  • Communicate effectively, using a variety of tools and methods, as individuals and in teams in professional work-related contexts.

Major Learning Outcomes

  1. Design software systems to meet contemporary business needs. 
  2. Apply MIS skills to solve business problems related to their field of work. 
  3. Evaluate the effective solutions for real world problems.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – BBA- Management Information Systems
Component Courses Credit Hours
General Education 11 33
Core Courses 17 51
Specialization 11 33
Elective Courses 1 3
Total Required 40 120

Study Plan

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General Education Courses

Sr. Course Code Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
1 CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
2 ENG 101 English I 3
3 ENG 102 English II 3
4 ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
5 HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
6 MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
7 REL 201 Islamic Studies 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies in Arabic
8 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
9 SSS 101 Study Skills 3
10 UAE 201 UAE Studies 3
UAEA 201 UAE Studies in Arabic
11 BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 33

 

Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
Semester1
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSS 101 Study Skills 3
Semester2
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3 MTH 101
CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
ENG 102 English II 3 ENG 101
HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
Semester3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 101
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
BUS 202 Business Ethics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies 3
REL 201 Islamic Studies (in English) 3
Semester4
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3 ACC 101
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3 ECO 201
UAE 201 UAE Studies (in English) 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
UAE/A 201 UAE Studies 3
BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 101,ECO 201
Semester5
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3 CIS 101,BUS 102
BUS 302 Business Law 3 ECO 201
MGT 302 Management and Organizational

Behavior

3 ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3 CIS 101,ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3 ECO 201
Semester6
BUS 401 Business Policy and Strategy 3
MGT 402 Operations Management 3 BUS 102
MIS 201 Discrete Mathematics 3 MTH 101
MIS 301 Foundations of Databases 3 CIS 101,MGT 303
MIS 302 Foundations of Programming 3 MIS 201
Semester7
MIS 303 Data Communication for Business 3 MGT 303
MIS 304 Advanced Database Systems 3 MIS 301
MIS 305 Advanced Programming 3 MIS 302
MIS 306 Structured System Analysis and Design 3 MIS 301
MIS 401 Information Systems Project

Management

3 MIS 301,MIS 302
Semester8
MIS 402 Innovation and Emerging Technologies 3 MIS 304
MIS 403 Web Programming for Business

(Elective)

3 MIS 304
MIS 404 Information Resource Management

(Elective)

3 MIS 304
MIS 406 E-Business (Elective) 3 MIS 304
MIS 407 Object-Oriented System Analysis

and Design (Elective)

3 MIS 305
MIS 495 Internship (MIS) 3 MIS 304,MIS 305
MIS 499 Management Information Systems

Capstone

3 MIS 304,MIS 305

Note: The student shall select one elective subject.

Course Description

BBA Core Courses
Accounting 1 • ACC 101  Prerequisite: None
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
Managerial Accounting • ACC 202 Prerequisite: ACC 101
The course will provide a study of the role of the management accountant in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting and financial data for business management purposes.
Introduction to Business • BUS 101  Prerequisite: None
This course provides first-year students with an understanding of business systems and guides them to the field of business organizations. It intends to familiarize students with the basic concepts of business and introduce them to the terms used in business processes, operations, and organizations. The course emphasizes the importance of today’s dynamic business environment, globalization, social responsibility, and forms of ownership, human dimension, essentials of marketing and financial management.  
Business Statistics • BUS 102 Prerequisite: MTH 101 
This course introduces students to statistical analysis and how it relates to business decision making. Students will learn how to apply statistical tools for the collection, presentation, description, analysis and interpretation of data in business contexts. Topics covered include variables, levels of measurements, basic survey design, descriptive measures, probability analysis, sampling and hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and time-series forecasting. The course includes theoretical and practical lectures.
Business Communication • BUS 201 Prerequisite: None
The primary forms of communication used in business organizations today.  A variety of strategies along with some of the technologies, which support effective business communication.
Business Ethics• BUS 202 Prerequisite: None
Traditional ethical theories and how they apply to business. The course provides an understanding of how ethical issues in business arise and some strategies to control or resolve them.
Business Research Methods • BUS 301  Prerequisite: CIS 101, BUS 102
The course is designed to introduce the business research process where students learn to understand the managerial problems and formulate research questions and hypotheses. Students gain insight into choosing the right research design, construction of research instruments, sampling, both qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis and report presentation.
Business Law • BUS 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces the legal framework of business and application of laws in business world. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, and how court systems operate. Students learn ways to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

Business Policy and Strategy • BUS 401 Prerequisite: None
The course offers the most recent theories and current practices in strategic management. The development and implementation of corporate strategies as well as functional strategies in various areas of business activity such as finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business.
Microeconomics • ECO 201    Prerequisite: None
An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomic level. This course elaborates on the theories of demand and supply along with the various types of elasticity. It discusses the costs of production and the profit maximization for an individual firm under varying degrees of competition, pricing, and the deployment of resources.
Macroeconomics • ECO 202  Prerequisite: None
Students will gain an understanding of the analysis of principles and problems at the macroeconomic level. The course examines the public and private sectors, national income, unemployment, inflation, income distribution, and fiscal and monetary policies as they relate to the economy.
Financial Management •FIN 301   Prerequisite: ACC 101
The course gives an understanding and perspective on the financial management functions in an organization. It provides the ability to use tools like financial statement analysis, financial planning and working capital management. It enhances long-term investment decisions through the use of valuation principles and equips students with the ability and confidence to tackle common financial problems in practice.
Principles of Marketing • MKT 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course describes the relationship between the firm and its customers, market opportunities and customer value. It analyzes the marketing environment and ways to manage marketing information. It helps the students to explain product, product life cycle, and customer-driven marketing strategy, product decisions, pricing strategies, distribution channels and promotion mix.
Management and Organizational Behavior • MGT 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course provides an overview of the major functions of management like planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. It also provides a balanced coverage of all the key elements comprising the discipline of Organizational Behavior in a style that students will find both informative and interesting. Students will learn about the relation between structure and culture; leadership, motivation, teamwork, and communication. 
Management Information Systems • MGT 303 Prerequisite: CIS 101, ECO 201
The course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS) in business. It provides students with the concepts and importance of MIS in creating and managing successful, competitive firms in today’s environment. In addition, this course  exlpains the key concepts related to software, database systems, and systems development and  e-Business systems and discusses business problems using information systems and information technology, along with enterprise business systems. Finally, this course compares how organizations, management, and technology are brought together to form networked enterprises and decision support systems.
International Management • MGT 304 Prerequisite: ECO 201
The activities of globalizing companies, including resource development, overseas operations and management, international management styles, and global strategies.  There is strong emphasis on theoretical analysis, with particular focus given to in-depth case study analyses of international strategies.
Operations Management •MGT 402 Prerequisite: BUS 102
This course Introduces students to the dynamic field of Operations Management: converting inputs into outputs through established processes. This course focuses on the strategic decisions that operations managers have to make along with concepts of distribution, project management, quality assurance, and lean manufacturing. Students engage in several practical exercises to enhance skills related to operational planning and execution.

 

Specialization Courses
Discrete Mathematics • MIS 201  Prerequisite: MTH 101
This course introduces the foundations of discrete mathematics as they apply to computer science, focusing on providing a solid theoretical foundation for further work. Topics include functions, relations, sets, simple proof techniques, Boolean algebra, propositional logic, digital logic, elementary number theory, and the fundamentals of counting.
Foundations of Databases • MIS 301 Prerequisite: CIS 101,MGT 303
This course provides an understanding of the functionality of databases and their role in modern business environments. It covers the fundamentals of database architecture, database systems, principles and methodologies of database design, and techniques for database application development. The course also develops an understanding of the processes used to normalize relational databases and the role of the Structured Query Language (SQL) standards in the current and future development of DBMS. Fundamental knowledge of these concepts equips students to effectively deploy a commercial database management system in response to the needs of a business organization.
Foundations of Programming • MIS 302 Prerequisite: MIS 201
This course covers the fundamental concepts of procedural programming using C++ programming language. Topics include data types, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. The course also offers an introduction to the historical and social context of computing and a snapshot of computer science as a discipline. The course assumes students have no programming background and provides an overview of the program development process in addition to introducing important programming constructs and methodologies.
Data Communication for Business   • MIS 303 Prerequisite: MGT 303
This course provides in-depth knowledge of data communication and networking by discussing both theoretical concepts and practical applications. It introduces students to the concepts and terminology of data communications and networking. It includes topics on communication models, network protocols, standards, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the transport communication protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), Internet, intranet, and networking applications. Emphasis is on the analysis and design of networking applications in business.
Advanced Database Systems • MIS 304 Prerequisite: MIS 301
This is an advanced course in database management systems emphasizing both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of database design, database languages, and database implementation.  The purpose of this course is to deepen and expand the concepts presented in the Fundamentals of Databases course. In particular, the course focuses on data modeling tools and techniques, advanced database design, complex uses of Structured Query Language (SQL), and database administration. Topics include modern database systems, including object-oriented databases, XML databases, distributed databases, and on-line analytical processing.
Advanced Programming • MIS 305 Prerequisite: MIS 302
This course covers the Fundamental concepts of object-oriented (OO) programming using the Java language and Emphasizes basic programming skills using hands-on Practices for developing business applications. Contents include Java applications, data types, variables, overloading methods, constructors, access control, inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, use of try-and-catch, multithreaded programming, thread model, Java library, and exploring Java input-output streams.
Structured System Analysis and Design • MIS 306 Prerequisite: MIS 301
This course introduces information system concepts and the system development process. It emphasizes the development phase of analysis, the application of structured methods, and the use of tools. Analysis, modeling, and design provide an understanding and application of system analysis and design processes. Coverage includes structured systems analysis and design methodologies, functional decomposition, data flow diagram (DFD) approaches, and information modeling. Rapid application development (RAD), prototyping, and visual development tools are also introduced.
Information Systems Project Management • MIS 401 Prerequisite: MIS 301, MIS 302
Project management skills are essential for Management Information Systems (MIS) practitioners who want to be leaders. This is a comprehensive course in project management for anyone who is serious about planning and managing successful MIS projects. This course combines the knowledge, tools and techniques common to managing successful projects in any field with insight into the special challenges of managing projects in the MIS field. General project management subjects covered include a framework for project management, as well as the key project management knowledge areas: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement. The subject provides an overview of the activities involved in an MIS project.
Innovation and Emerging Technologies • MIS 402 Prerequisite: MIS 304
This course explores the impact of emerging, interactive technologies on business and society from social, technical, legal, creative, and entrepreneurial perspectives. The purpose of this course is to enable students to investigate the technologies, methods, and practices of using new innovations for the enterprise. The course introduces students to new technologies and examines how these powerful systems are fundamentally reshaping modern enterprises along with our society. It also provides an overview of the myriad of issues surrounding the introduction of new mobile, collaborative, social networking technologies, and their assimilation into society and commerce.
Web Programming for Business • MIS 403  (Elective) Prerequisite: MIS 304
The Web is currently one of the most popular and useful applications built on top of the Internet using Internet technologies. This course stresses development strategies for managing the rapidly changing information of corporations and organizations for just-in-time distribution. This course gives an overview of technical aspects of Web Programming. Students will receive a background on the current basic concepts needed for building a website using CSS concepts. Students will learn how to integrate HTML elements to develop Web applications. Students will also explore how to implement navigation techniques and use images, audio files and video files. Student will evaluate web application development tools to develop web applications.
Information Resource Management •MIS 404 (Elective)  Prerequisite: MIS 304
This course introduces key concepts related to information and cybersecurity assets. The course focuses on information risks, security frameworks & controls, and relevant legal, ethical, and professional issues. It discusses security-related activities, such as inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats, and examines pre- and post-incident procedures. Students will design and implement an information and cybersecurity plan to protect an organization’s information.
E-Business • MIS 406       (Elective) Prerequisite: MIS 304
This course is designed to introduce some emerging concepts and Practices in the field of on-line commerce via the Internet are shaping Which Behaviors both consumer and business systems. Theories and applications of Electronic Commerce, e-Cash, e-Banking, e-Tailing, supply chain management, business models, e-Marketing, Internet business opportunities, network security, Internet database interface and cooperative computing will be covered. Essential global issues related to e-Business will be covered such as mobile commerce.
Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design  • MIS 407 (Elective)  Prerequisite: MIS 305
Object-Orientation (OO) is one of the most successful paradigms for the design and implementation of information systems. This course introduces and clarifies the fundamental ideas in and basic concepts associated with OO. This subject describes in detail the processes and related workflow, as well as the people and artifacts involved in the analysis and design of an MIS. Domain modeling and analysis modeling are discussed in conjunction with the OO paradigm and the industry-standard Unified Modeling Language (UML).
Internship •MIS 495 Prerequisite: MIS 304, MIS 305
This course offers students the chance to gain first-hand experience in an actual workplace environment. It also provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to practical work situations. It introduces and exposes students to the differences between obligations and responsibilities in their personal lives and those found in the working world.
Management Information Systems (Capstone) • MIS 499 Prerequisite: MIS 304, MIS 305
This course is the capstone for the Bachelor of Business Administration specialization in MIS. In this course, students integrate what they learned in previous courses and get ready for the workplace. The capstone course encompasses and consolidates all of the concepts covered in the MIS curriculum. Students work in teams (under the guidance of an instructor) and are expected to bring knowledge from the BBA/MIS core courses, chosen electives, and their own experience into this course. Students are also expected to apply their knowledge, practice with different tools and use several different techniques to examine a variety of viewpoints, critique readings and each other’s’ views, to stretch their thinking, and ultimately to learn how to be effective MIS professionals. Oral and written reports are evaluated during and at the completion of the proposal. Teams, with contributions by each individual, present final written reports and final presentations in presence of undergraduate students and faculty.

Career Opportunities

Management Information Systems graduates can expect to find employment in many of the industries listed below:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Network and Internet Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Project Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Technical Consultant
  • Assistant Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Communications Network Designer

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