Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems (BSMIS)
College of Business & Finance

Core Competence

The programme aims to prepare graduates for meeting the informational challenges of the 21st Century enterprise in the information age. The programme focuses on providing students with the required knowledge and skills in the areas of business information and information technology that prepares students to pursue a career in business in general and business information system in particular. The programme provides the student with the necessary analytical skills which will make them a competent employee in any type of organisations. The programme core skills include system analysis & design, E-commerce, managing enterprise systems, knowledge management, data base management systems, and computer systems. Additionally, other soft skills are also obtainable in this programme including communication skills, presentation skills and teamwork skills.

The first two years will focus on the acquisition of fundamental knowledge in information technology management information systems, management and finance. During the last two years of the programme the student will be able to acquire in-depth knowledge in managing information systems and the required skills at an advanced level. Towards the final year, the student has the opportunity to choose subject for their graduation project and under careful supervisor of our faculty members, the student will be given the chance to apply what they have learnt in this programme before starting their professional career. During the programme, the student has opportunity to choose elective modules which are available to enhance their academic performance and explore many business information systems.

 

This program achieved full confidence by QQA

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Study Plan

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FIRST YEAR (32 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ARAB 101COMPOSITION FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ARABIC IInfo303
ENGL 101ACADEMIC ENGLISH IInfo303(ENGL 052 & ENGL 055) or passing placement test
ITCS 101INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & ITInfo223
MATH 103MATHEMATICS IInfo303MATH 053 or passing placement test
STAT 101INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICSInfo303MATH 053 or passing placement test
TOTAL PER SEMESTER14215

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ACCT 101ACCOUNTING IInfo303
ENGL 102ACADEMIC ENGLISH IIInfo303ENGL 101
ITCS 122INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUESInfo223ITCS 101
MAGT 121FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENTInfo303
MATH 104MATHEMATICS IIInfo303MATH 103
HUMR 101HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLESInfo202
TOTAL PER SEMESTER16217

SECOND YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ACCT 201ACCOUNTING IIInfo303ACCT 101
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICSInfo303
ENGL 201ACADEMIC ENGLISH IIIInfo303ENGL 102
ITCS 201OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING IInfo223ITCS 122
ITMA 201MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSInfo303MAGT 121
ITCS 214COMPUTER SYSTEMSInfo303ITCS 101
TOTAL PER SEMESTER17218

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ECON 102PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICSInfo303
ENGL 202ACADEMIC ENGLISH IVInfo303ENGL 201
FINC 211FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IInfo303ACCT 101
HIST 121MODERN HISTORY OF BAHRAINInfo303
ITMS 205INTERNET APPLICATIONS AND SERVICESInfo223ITCS 101
ITCS 222VISUAL PROGRAMMINGInfo223ITCS 122
TOTAL PER SEMESTER16418

THIRD YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ECTE 201DATA NETWORKSInfo303ITCS 101
ITCS 305INTERNET SERVICES & SECURITYInfo303ITMS 205
ITCS 323DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN & APPLICATIONInfo223ITCS 222
MAGT 322PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTInfo303STAT 101 & ITCS 101
STAT 202BUSINESS STATISTICSInfo303STAT 101
TOTAL PER SEMESTER14215

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ITMS 325WEB APPLICATIONS DESIGNInfo223ITMS 205
ITMA 330KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENTInfo303ITMA 201
ETHC 391ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN BUSINESSInfo303Completion of at least 66 credits
MAGT 310QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESSInfo303STAT 202
MAGT 323HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTInfo303MAGT 121
TOTAL PER SEMESTER14215

SUMMER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTR 424*BSMIS INTERNSHIPInfo006Completion of at least 90 credit hours with CGPA >=2.00
TOTAL PER SEMESTER006

FOURTH YEAR (30 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
BFRM 498RESEARCH METHODS IN BUSINESS & FINANCEInfo303STAT 202 & Completion of at least 90 credits
HU/SS XXXHUMANITIES/ SOCIAL SCIENCESInfo303
ITMA 411SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGNInfo303ITCS 323
MAGT 416PROJECT MANAGEMENTInfo303MAGT 322
XXXX XXXFREE ELECTIVEInfo303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER15015

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ITMA 401E-COMMERCEInfo303ITCS 101
ITMA 412MANAGING ENTERPRISE SYSTEMSInfo303ITCS 323
MAGT 423STRATEGIC MANAGEMENTInfo303MAGT 121 & COMPLETION OF AT LEAST 90 CREDITS
ITMA 499PROJECT IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSInfo063BFRM 498 & ETHC 391
XXXX XXXFREE ELECTIVEInfo303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER12615
* In special cases, however, students are obliged to register in any two major elective courses in lieu.

ELECTIVE COURSES (in major)

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ITMA 321E-SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIESInfo303ITCS 214
ITMA 323MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS IIInfo303ITMA 201
TOTAL PER SEMESTER606

Employability

The Bachelor’s  of Science degree in Management Information Systems (BSMIS) imparts core analytical skills in systems analysis & design, e-commerce, managing enterprise systems, knowledge management, database management systems and computer skills, in addition to a range of soft skills in communication and management, to enable graduates to secure a variety of entry-level MIS positions including but not limited to:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Application Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  •  IT Development Project Leader
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT User Liaison

 

Target employers are all companies and governmental units in Bahrain spanning what is known as the “IT sector.”  However, a particular sub-sector of interest to current and prospective graduates are telecommunications companies (telecoms).

 

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Fast Facts

Qualification: Bachelors in Management Information Systems

Type: Undergraduate

Duration: 4 years

Qualification name: Management Information Systems

College: College of Business & Finance

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Teaching & Assessment

Students are being taught using classic methods and latest technology by leading experts in the field of management information system. For example, Ahlia University YouTube channel include a review for Prof Mukhtar Al- Hashimi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_0z8n0Ntjw of the Business and finance research methods. The video link is made available to the students in Moodle. Other lecturers also provide their students with supporting materials and discussion through the university learning platform (Moodle).

Student’s final project’s can be added in this section. The MIS department will forward a number of final projects to be added in the website under this section and videos such as areas covering special needs students are available. At the moment the department is editing and working on a special need student in the MIS Department and is to be included in the programme page.

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Fees

Bachelor’s Degree fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee (if applicable) BD 40
Orientation Courses (if applicable) BD 1,200
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,600
Second Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 330 Per Course) BD 3,630
Third Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 360 Per Course) BD 3,960
Fourth Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 390 Per Course) BD 4,290
TOTAL BD 16,940

Please note that the fees listed above do not include the cost of text books required to complete the program.

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