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Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems ( Continuing Students )

College of Business Administration
Study System
Total Credit Hours
123 Cr.Hrs
4 Years
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

Program Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program requires that a student completes 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 Management Information Systems (123 Credits) ​ ​ ​ ​
Mandatory Core Courses15482187
Electives Core Courses96924
Minor Courses--1515

 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 in the College of Business Administration – irrespective of specialization – is required to complete 54 credit hours of General Business Courses.  48 credit hours are Mandatory Core Courses and 6 credit hours are Elective Core Courses. These courses consist of foundation and skill courses required of all business students. Descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Business Administration section in this bulletin.

Mandatory Courses

Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisite
​1440162​Business Mathematics​3​Note1
1440264Business Statistics31440162
0308151Principles of Microeconomics3None
0308252Principles of Macroeconomics30301151
0301120Accounting 1: Financial Accounting 3None
0301211Accounting 2: Managerial Accounting 30301120
0308230Financial Management3None
0302160Principles of Management3None
0302170Principles of Marketing3None
​0303130​Introduction to MIS ​3​None
0302250Legal Environment of Business 30302160
0302254Business Communication30202112
0302350Ethics and Islamic Values in Business 30302250
0302361Operations and Supply Chain Management131440264
0302461Research Methods231440264
0302467Strategic Management3Senior Standing

1Equivalent to 0302311 Operations Management
2 Equivalent to 0302461 - Business Research Methods and 0302473 - Marketing Research Methods.


Elective Core Courses

​0303211​Business Analytics​3​0303130
0301327Taxation and Zakat30301120
0308450Money and Banking30301252
0308461Credit Analysis and Lending Management30308230
0302383Business and Government30302160
0302354Internship in Business​3​Note1

 Note1: Minimum 75 credit hours/ Departmental Approval

III. Program Requirements

The Department of Management 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 21 credits on mandatory courses and 9 credits of elective courses listed below.

A.   Mandatory Courses- 21 credit hours

Each student must successfully complete 21 credit hours from the following list of mandatory courses:

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303210Business Programming I30303130
0303240Database Management30303130
0303335Systems Analysis and Design30303240
0303370Project Management30303240
0303350Business Data Telecommunications and Networks30303210
0303450Information Security30303350
0303495Project in MIS30303335*
* Departmental approval is also required


B.   Electives Courses – 9 credit hours

Each student must successfully complete 9 credit hours (three courses) from the following list of elective courses:

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303310Business Programming II30303210
0303390Internship in MIS3Note 1
0303420Web Business Applications Development30303240
0303441Enterprise Systems 30303335
0303436Decision Support Systems 30303240
0303490Special Topics in MIS30303240*
Note 1: Students should have completed 75 credit hours and departmental approval
*Departmental approval is also required

Study Plan

The Management 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 #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
 University Requirements3 
0301120Accounting (1): Financial Accounting3 
0302160Principles of Management3 
 University Requirements3 
1440162Business Mathematics 31440100


Year 1, Level I (Freshman), Semester 2 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
 University Requirements3 
0308230Financial Management3 
0301211Accounting (2): Managerial Accounting30301120
0302170Principles of Marketing3 
0303130Intro. to MIS3 


Year 2, Level II (Sophomore), Semester 3 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303210Business Programming I30303130
0301151Principles of Microeconomics3 
 University Requirements3 
 University Requirements3 
 College Elective 3 
1440264Business Statistics31440162


Year 2, Level II (Sophomore), Semester 4 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
 University Requirements3 
0301252Prin. of Macroeconomics 30301151
0302254Business Communication30202112
0302250Legal Environment of Business30302160
 College Elective3 


Year 3, Level III (Junior), Semester 5 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303350 Bus. Data Telecom. and Network30303210
0303240 Database Management30303130
 MIS Elective 3 
0302361Operations and Supply Chain Man.31440264


Year 3, Level III (Junior), Semester 6 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303335 Systems Analysis and Design30303240
0303370 Project Management30303240
0302350Ethics and Islamic Values in Business30302250
 University Requirements3 


Year 4, Level IV (Senior), Semester 7 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
 University Requirements3 
0303450Information Security30303350
 MIS Elective3 


Year 4, Level IV (Senior), Semester 8 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0303495Project in MIS30303335
0302467Strategic Management 3Senior Level
 MIS Elective3 
0302461Research Methods31440264

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

0303130                Introduction to MIS (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): None

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.


College Elective Core Course
0303211                 Business Analytics (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303130.

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.


0303228                E-Business (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303130. Equivalent to: 0303220

The course will provide an introduction to the basics of electronic business and includes project planning, as well as marketing, customer service and business plan development. The course focuses on how business is carried out, including marketing, web design, and electronic retailing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this form of commerce, the infrastructures in place to support this type of electronic business, and the global economy within which it takes place.


MIS Mandatory Core Courses

0303210                Business Programming I (2-2:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303130. Equivalent to: 0303102

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 subroutines, arrays, and file processing. A visual programming language is used to create graphical user interfaces for business applications.


0303240                Database Management (2-2:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303130. Equivalent to: 0303331

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.


0303335                Systems Analysis and Design (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303240. Equivalent to: 0303332

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(s): 0303240

This course covers the issues necessary for successful management of information systems projects. Technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. Major topics include: managing the project adoption issues such as selection and approval of projects, cost/benefit analysis and requirements analysis; planning for systems development and estimation; scheduling and implementation issues such as project organization, implementation, and control.


0303350                Business Data Telecommunication and Networks (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303210. Equivalent to: 0303330

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.


0303450                Information Security (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303350. Equivalent to: 0303431

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.


0303495                Project in MIS (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303335 and Dept. Approval (3rd or 4th year standing)

This course involves a significant implementation of a business application going through the complete life-cycle of SW development and using new and advanced packages/tools. The project is to be undertaken individually or in small groups to emphasize the importance of team work and management.


0303310                Business Programming II (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303210. Equivalent to: 0303337

This is a second course in business programming. Topics include: introduction to an object-oriented programming paradigm, objects and classes, data abstraction and encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and exception handling. Additional topics include ActiveX Controls, graphics, and mouse events. Optional topics may include dynamic data exchange (DDE) and/or object linking and embedding (OLE). A visual programming language is used to create rich graphical user interfaces for business applications.


0303390                Internship in MIS (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): Students should have completed (75) credit hours and departmental approval. Equivalent to: 0303435

This course involves the application of quantitative and systems skills developed in the academic environment to problems in a real-world operating environment. The participant will receive practical training and experience under the guidance of the staff of a local business or government organization and a faculty supervisor. Each student must complete a minimum of 6 weeks period of training during the regular working hours of the firm. This course can be taken in summer during the student's junior or senior year.


0303420                Web Business Applications Development (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303240. Equivalent to: 0303439

This course will familiarize students with ways to create advanced Internet applications using server-side programming and database-driven websites. Topics include using Visual IDE to create a client-side HTML and JavaScript code, configuring a web server, using ASP.NET and VB.NET to create web applications projects, retrieve and display database data in web forms, and to create and test an integrated web application.


0303441                Enterprise Systems (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303335, Equivalent to: 0303433

The course provides coverage of the understanding, implementation and deployment of enterprise systems. Students will learn the scope of enterprise systems and corporate motivation of them. Students will appreciate the challenge associated with implementing such large-systems and the dramatic impact these systems have on key business processes. 


0303436                Decision Support Systems (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303240

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.


0303490                Special Topics in MIS (3-0:3)

Prerequisite(s): 0303240 and Departmental Approval (3rd or 4th year standing)

This course will be offered to cover special advanced topics in one of the areas of MIS. The contents of this course will vary depending on the topic.


MIS Minor

A minor in MIS provides undergraduate students outside the department but from the College of Business Administration with the opportunity to specify, select, utilize, and apply information technology (IT) to their major field of study. The minor provides the skills and terminology needed to become an excellent user of IT in the business world. The minor in MIS aims at positioning its students for jobs in business application areas, consulting positions, technical liaisons, and selling and acquisition of business software.


Advantages of Minor in MIS for other majors of the College of Business Administration:
Business students will benefit from a minor in MIS, particularly majors in marketing, finance, accounting and management. It will help them to:

  • Improve their marketability
  • Identify, select and evaluate technology solutions for business problems
  • Liaise with application developers and technology vendors
  • Be one of the people in the organization who can successfully interact and work with technology professionals


Students taking MIS minor should successfully complete 3 core courses (shown on the following table) and another 2 elective courses from the 3rd or 4th level 3-credit MIS courses.

Course #​Title​Credit Hours​Prerequisites


0303210​​Business Programming I​3​0303130
​0303240​Database Management​3​0303130
​0303335​Systems Analysis and Design​3​0303240


​0303310​Business Programming II​3​0303210
​0303436​Decision Support Systems​3​0303240
​0303420​Web Business Applications Development​3​0303240
​0303441​Enterprise Systems​3​0303335
​0303490​Special Topics in MIS​3​0303240