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Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

College
College of Computing and Informatics
Department
Information Systems
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
123 Cr.Hrs
Duration
4
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems program requires that a student complete 123 credits of course work and attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. The program consists of the categories summarized below.

 

B.Sc. in Business Information Systems (123 Credits) ​ ​ ​ ​
UR CR PR Total
Mandatory Core Courses 15 48 24 84
Electives Core Courses 9 6 6 24
Minor Courses - - 15 15
Total 24 54 45 123

 

I. University Requirements

Every student is required to take 24 credit hours of general education courses distributed over seven domains. Fifteen (15) mandatory credit hours are selected from domains 1, 2, 3 and 4 and (9) elective credit hours selected from domains 5, 6 and 7 as indicated in the University section (General Education).

II. College Requirements

Every student– irrespective of specialization – is required to complete 54 credit of General Business courses 48 credit hours are mandatory core courses and 6 credits elective core courses. These courses consist of foundation and skill courses required of all business students.

 

Mandatory Courses


Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisite Equivalency
1440100
Mathematics for Business 3
None  
1440264
Business Statistics 3 1440100  
0308151 Principles of Microeconomics 3 None  
0308252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0301151  
0301120 Accounting 1: Financial Accounting 3 None  
0301211 Accounting 2: Managerial Accounting 3 0301120  
0308230 Financial Management 3 None  
0302160 Principles of Management 3 None  
0302170 Principles of Marketing 3 None  
1503130 Introduction to BIS 3 None Intro to MIS (0303130)
0302250 Legal Environment of Business 3 0302160  
0302350 Ethics and Islamic Values in Business 3 0302250  
0302361 Operations and Supply Chain Management1 3 1440264  
0302461 Research Methods2 3 1440264  
0302262 Organizational Behavior 3 0302160  
0302467 Strategic Management 3 Senior Standing  

1Equivalent to 0302311 Operations Management

2 Equivalent to 0302461 - Business Research Methods and 0302473 - Marketing Research Methods.​ ​ ​  

 

 

Elective Core Courses

Course Title CrHrs Prerequisite
1503228 E-Business 3 1503130 or 0303130
1503211 Business Analytics 3 1503130 or 0303130
0301327 Taxation and Zakat 3 0301120
0301425 Financial Statements Analysis 3 0301120
0308450 Money and Banking 3 0308252
0308461 Credit Analysis & Lending Manag. 3 0308230
0302383 Business and Government 3 0302160
0302254 Business Communication 3 0202112

 

III. Program Requirements

The Department of Information Systems requires students to take 30 credit hours in the specialization and 15 credit hours from an approved minor. The specialization courses are divided into 24 credits on mandatory courses and 6 credits of elective courses listed below.

A. Mandatory Courses

The following tables list the mandatory core courses:

 B.Sc. Business Information Systems ​ ​ ​ ​
Course # Title Equivalency Credit Hours Prerequisite
1503230 Database Management 0303240 2-2:3 1503130 or 0303130
1503231 Business Programming 0303210 2-2:3 1503130 or 0303130
1503330 Systems Analysis and Design 0303335 3 1503230
1503332 Business Data Telecom and Networks 0303350 3 1503230
1503333 Information Security 0303450 3 1503332
1503431 Project Management 0303370 3  1503230
1503437 Internship in BIS 0303390 3 Students should have completed (75) credit hours and departmental approval
1503439 Project in BIS 0303495 3  1503330 & Dept. approval

 

B.   Electives Courses – 6 credit hours

Each student must successfully complete 6 credit hours (two courses) from the following list of elective courses.

Course # Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1503310 Advanced Business Programming 3  1503231
1503347 Customer Relationship Management Systems 3  1503230
1503430 Big Data and Business Intelligence 3 1503230 & 1503231
1503441 Enterprise Systems 3 1503330
1503446 Decision Support Systems 3 1503230

 

Study Plan

The Business Information Systems program encompasses 123 credits hours that are spread over eight semesters and could be completed in four years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward graduation.


Year 1, Level I (Freshman), Semester 1 (15 Credits)  ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
 
 University Requirements 3
 
0301120
Accounting (1): Financial Accounting 3 None
0302160 Principles of Management 3 None
 
University Requirements 3
0308262 Introduction to Islamic Finance 3 None

 

Year 1, Level I (Freshman), Semester 2 (15 Credits)  ​​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
 
University Requirements
3
 
0308230 Financial Management 3
 
0301211 Accounting (2): Managerial Accounting 3 0301120
0302170 Principles of Marketing 3  None
1503130 Intro. to BIS 3 None

 

Year 2, Level II (Sophomore), Semester 3 (15 Credits)  ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1503231 Business Programming 3 1503130 or 0303130
0301151 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
  University Requirements 3
 
  University Requirements 3  
  College Elective 3  
1440264
Business Statistics 3 1440100

 

Year 2, Level II (Sophomore), Semester 4 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
 1503230 Database Management 3  1503130 or 0303130
0301252
Prin. of Macroeconomics 3 0301151
0302262 Organizational Behavior 3 0302160
0302250
Legal Environment of Business 3 0302160
  College Elective 3  



Year 3, Level III (Junior), Semester 5 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1503332
Bus. Data Telecom. and Network 3
1503230
University Requirement 3
0302361
Operations and Supply Chain Man. 3 1440264
  Minor
3  
  Minor
 

 

Year 3, Level III (Junior), Semester 6 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1503330 Systems Analysis and Design 3
1503230
1503431 Project Management 3 1503230
0302350 Ethics and Islamic Values in Business 3 0302250
  Minor 3  
  University Requirements 3  
1503437
Internship in BIS
3 75 credit hours and departmental approval

 

Year 4, Level IV (Senior), Semester 7 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
  University Requirements
3  
1503333 Information Security 3 1503332
 
BIS Elective 3  
  Minor 3  
 
Minor 3  


Year 4, Level IV (Senior), Semester 8 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1503439 Project in BIS 3 1503330 & Dept. approval
0302467 Strategic Management 3 Senior Level
  BIS Elective 3  
0302461 Research Methods 3 1440264




Course Description:

The courses described below constitute all courses, mandatory and electives, that are offered by the Department of Management Information Systems.

College Mandatory Core Course

1503130 Introduction to BIS (3-0:3)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of information systems and to the strategic opportunities and challenges presented by these technologies. The course is based on the belief that business opportunities and challenges are best addressed through a fundamental understanding of management and technological concepts. Topics include databases, data communications and networking, local area networking and wireless local area networking technologies, Internet technologies, enterprise systems and IT security. While there is some introduction to technical details, the real impact of this class is gained by understanding the impact of technology on how business is done.

Prerequisite: None/Equivalent to Intro to MIS (0303130) 

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College Elective Core Course

1503228 E-Business (3-0:3)

The Internet is changing the way companies do business. The course focuses on how business is carried out, including marketing, web design, electronic retailing, the infrastructures in place to support electronic business, the role of social media and virtual communities, and the global economy which it takes place. The course prepares students, as future managers, to critically assess the impact of information systems on the e-business. Students will build their knowledge of the e-business & e-commerce world, beginning with developing an understanding the technical and strategic aspects of the online environment. The course also addresses the digital economics and management challenges.

Prerequisite: 1503130 or 0303130​ ​

 

1503211 

Business Analytics (3-0:3)

The course is an introduction to business analytics. This course will focus on teaching fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organisations. This course will also focus on teaching how to identify, evaluate, and capture business analytic opportunities that create value. Toward this end, students will learn basic analytic methods and analyze case studies on organisations that successfully deployed these techniques.

Prerequisite: 1503130 or 0303130​ ​

 

 

BIS Mandatory Core Courses

1503231 Business Programming (2-2:3)

This course introduces students to fundamental programming and basic file processing concepts as applied to business applications. Topics include problem analysis and algorithm design, programming basic statements (iteration, selection and repetition), simple data structures, data validation, functions and sub-routines, arrays, and file processing. A visual programming language is used to create graphical user interfaces for business applications.

Prerequisite: 1503130 or 0303130​ ​

 

1503230 Database Management (2-2:3)

This course provides students with the theoretical foundation and technical skills required to implement a database solution on a relational database management system using Microsoft Access and Oracle. Topics include Database system architecture; data modeling using the entity-relationship model; storage of databases; SQL query language; basic functional dependencies and normalization for relational database design; relation decomposition. Finally, students will learn how to build, evaluate and test a database application.

Prerequisite: 1503130  or 0303130 ​

 

1503330 Systems Analysis and Design (3-0:3)

This course addresses the multi-phased process for developing information systems. The course covers information systems analysis, design, and development in organizations. The course concentrates on methods, techniques, and tools used to determine information requirements, create software design specifications, and to document these requirements and specifications using the Unified Process (UP) methodology.

Prerequisite: 1503230 ​ ​

 

1503332 Business Data Telecommunication and Networks (3-0:3)

This course provides a detailed coverage of system administration in both centralized and distributed information systems installation, operation and maintenance of hardware and software resources. It also presents the technology and management of computer networks, covering types of networks, protocols, and topologies.

Prerequisite: 1503230   ​ ​

 

1503431 Project Management (3-0:3)

This course covers the concepts, techniques, and issues necessary for successful management of projects in business information systems or logistics and supply chains. Technical and behavioral aspects of project management are covered. Major topics include: project selection and approval, cost/benefit analysis, scoping and requirements analysis, resource and risk estimation, planning and scheduling the various project management activities, and project monitoring and control. Students will complete a multi-part semester-long project to apply the concepts and techniques covered in the course.

Prerequisite: 1503230

 

1503333 Information Security (3-0:3)

This course covers the measures that ensure the security of the computer systems and knowing how to respond to potential violations. Topics covered are computer and network attacks and defense, operating system holes, application security (web, e-mail, databases), viruses, social engineering attacks, privacy, and digital rights management.

Prerequisite(s): 1503332 

 

1503439 Project in BIS (3-0:3)

This course involves a significant implementation of a business application going through the complete life-cycle of information systems development, and using proper packages/tools. The course is an integration of the coursework completed in programming, databases, systems analysis and design, and project management. Students are expected to analyze, design and implement a solution to a business problem, and present the prototype system at the end of the semester, using the skills and tools and techniques learned throughout their coursework. The project is to be undertaken in small groups to emphasize the importance of teamwork and management.

Prerequisite:  1503330  & Dept. approval ​ ​

 

1503437 Internship in BIS (3-0:3)

This course aims to provide the students with practical training in Information Systems with format of reflection while they perform professional internship that enhances their ability to achieve their career objectives. Each student must complete a minimum of six weeks of full-time supervised training in an organization designated by the College in cooperation with the University training office.

Prerequisite:  Students should have completed (75) credit hours and departmental approval​ ​

 

Program Elective Courses

1503310 Advanced Business Programming (3-0:3)

This course is designed to teach Java as a tool for business system implementation. The emphasis of the course is on programming constructs and object-oriented concepts. This course will cover; variables, arrays, control structures (if statements, select statement, loops), procedures (subroutines and functions), Object-oriented concepts - classes and objects, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, Graphical User Interface – controls and event-driven programming.

Prerequisite: 1503231​ ​

 

1503441 Enterprise Systems (3-0:3)

The course provides an overview of enterprise systems architecture, with particular focus on integration and implementation issues. It provides detailed coverage of planning, designing, implementing, and integrating enterprise information systems. Enterprise software engineering concepts and techniques will also be covered

Prerequisite: 1503330​ ​

 

1503347 Customer Relationship Management Systems (3-0:3)

The aim of this course is to incorporate the role in achieving good customer relationship management with a customer and/or stakeholders. Also this course will enable students to understand the key skills needed to carry out successful customer relationship management, in order to build more productive & mutually rewarding relationships with customers and/or stakeholders. The course will also cover how to identify and respond to customers & stakeholders needs, expectations & issues that both meet their needs and protects the interests of the organization. To understand the skills to communicate with and influence customers & stakeholders

Prerequisite: 1503230​ ​

 

1503430 Big Data and Business Intelligence (3-0:3)

This course combines the Business Intelligence and Big data. It teaches how Business Intelligence is used to improve decision-making. Big data is used to store, process, analyses and making sense of huge volumes of data extracted in many formats and from many sources. Turning data into insights that deliver value - through methodologies, algorithms and approaches for big data analytics. This course will also cover how some of the world's most successful companies use big data and business analytics.

Prerequisite: 1503230 & 1503231 ​

 

 

1503446 Decision Support Systems (3-0:3)

This course gives a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of managerial decision-making and supporting technologies. It emphasizes teaching students the methods and skills of analyzing, modeling, and solving managerial problems using available computer software support, as well as analyzing, designing, and building decision support systems.

Prerequisite: 1503230 ​

 

Minor in BIS:


Course # Course Title CH Prerequisite
1503230 Database Management 3 1503130
1503231 Business Programming 3 1503130
1503330 Systems Analysis and Design 3 1503230
1503332 Business Data Telecom & Networks 3 1503230
1503333 Information Security 3 1503332
1503431 Project Management 3 1503230
1503310 Advanced Business Programming 3 1503231
1503347 Customer Relationship Management Systems 3 1503230
1503430 Big Data and Business Intelligence 3 1503230 & 1503231
1503441 Enterprise Systems 3 1503330
1503446 Decision Support Systems 3 1503230