BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BSMIS)

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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.

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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).

Qualification: Bachelors in Management Information Systems

Type: Undergraduate

Duration: 4 years

Qualification name: Management Information Systems

College: College of Business & Finance

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 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.

FIRST YEAR (32 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ARAB 101 Composition for Native Speakers of Arabic I 3 0 3
ENGL 101 Academic English I 3 0 3 (ENGL 052 AND ENGL 055) OR passing
placement test
ITCS 101 Introduction to Computers & IT 2 2 3
MATH 103 Mathematics I 3 0 3 (MATH 053) OR passing placement test
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 3 0 3 (MATH 053) OR passing placement test
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ACCT 101 Accounting I 3 0 3
ENGL 102 Academic English II 3 0 3 ENGL 101
ITCS 122 Introduction to Programming Techniques 2 2 3 ITCS 101
MAGT 121 Fundamentals of Management 3 0 3
MATH 104 Mathematics II 3 0 3 MATH 103
HUMR 101 Principles of Human Rights 2 0 2
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 17

SECOND YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ACCT 201 Accounting II 3 0 3 ACCT 101
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 3
ENGL 201 Academic English III 3 0 3 ENGL 102
ITCS 201 Object-Oriented Programming I 2 2 3 ITCS 122
ITCS 214 Computer Systems 3 0 3 ITCS 101
ITMA 201 Management Information Systems 3 0 3 MAGT 121
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 18
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ENGL 202 Academic English IV 3 0 3 ENGL 201
FINC 211 Financial Management I 3 0 3 ACCT 101
HIST 121 Modern History of Bahrain 3 0 3
ITMS 205 Internet Applications and Services 2 2 3 ITCS 101
ITCS 222 Visual Programming 2 2 3 ITCS 122
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 18

THIRD YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ECTE 201 Data Networks 2 2 3 ITCS 101
ITCS 305 Internet Services & Securities 3 0 3 ITMS 205
ITCS 323 Database Systems: Design and Application 2 2 3 ITCS 222
MAGT 322 Production & Operations Management 3 0 3 STAT 101
STAT 202 Business Statistics 3 0 3 STAT 101
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ITMS 325 Web Applications Design 2 2 3 ITMS 205
ITMA 330 Knowledge Management 3 0 3 ITMA 201
ETHC 391 Ethics and Professional Practice in Business 3 0 3 Completion of at least 66 credits
MAGT 310 Quantitative Analysis for Business 3 0 3 STAT 202
MAGT 323 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 MAGT 121
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SUMMER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTR 424 BSMIS Internship 0 12 6 Completion of at least 90 credits AND
Minimum CGPA 2
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 6

FOURTH YEAR (30 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
BFRM 498 Research Methods in Business & Finance 3 0 3 STAT 202 AND Completion of at least 90
credits
HU/SS XXX Humanities/ Social Sciences X X 3
ITMA 411 System Analysis & Design 3 0 3 ITCS 323
MAGT 416 Project Management 3 0 3 MAGT 322
XXXX XXX Free Elective X X 3
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ITMA 401 E-Commerce 3 0 3 ITCS 101
ITMA 412 Managing Enterprise Systems 3 0 3 ITCS 323
MAGT 423 Strategic Management 3 0 3 MAGT 121 AND Completion of at least 90
credits
ITMA 499 Project in ITMA X X 3 BFRM 498 AND ETHC 391
XXXX XXX Free Elective X X 3
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
LIST OF PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ITMA 321 E-System Technologies 3 0 3 ITCS 202
ITMA 323 Management Information Systems II 3 0 3 ITMA 201
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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 900
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,500
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 16,540

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

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