This programme integrates information systems with a managerial perspective, to equip graduates with the subject knowledge and ethical standards required for project management in any level of an organisation.
BSMIS students gain knowledge of the methods of collecting and transmitting data so strategic business decision making can use business data, IT and management methodologies in order to support organisational operations.
The past few years have seen a tremendous need for MIS skills and graduates are in high demand. There is an increasing requirement for high level technology-proficient graduates because web based communication and database technologies are essential as organisations expand.
MIS professionals have to be “tech savvy” and they also need to have people skills. This is the key aspect of our programme: to provide the business analysis skills that make a MIS professional more than just a programmer.
A business/system analyst, or a consultant, is now a critical IT pillar for problem solving in today’s organisations. Such an analyst is the critical point of connection between the business user and the problem solution.
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:
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).
A1. Concepts and Theories
Demonstrate detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of the advanced concepts, principles, techniques, paradigms and theories of contemporary management information systems leading to the competitiveness of a given organizations.
A2. Contemporary Trends, problems and Research
Demonstrate an informed and critical awareness of the current problems, research issues and methods, technological advancements pushing the frontier of knowledge in the field of Management Information Systems.
A3. Professional Responsibility
Operate specialized level with significant professional responsibility related management information systems standards to manage information systems infrastructure within the organizational social boundaries.
B1. Problem Solving
Use specialised level to identify, formalize, and solve management information systems problems related to business frameworks.
B2. Modelling and Design
Relate some specialized theories and concepts to design and develop models for management information systems, components, or processes to meet desired business needs within realistic constraints resulting in business competitiveness.
B3. Application of Methods and Tool
Demonstrate creativity in the application of advanced methods and tools in terms of software used in modern practices.
C1. Analytic skills
Use range of approaches to critically analyse and determine sustainable and secure management information systems.
C2. Synthetic Skills
Synthesize and evaluate the magnitude of management information systems issues to support the organization performance efficiency at strategic level.
C3. Creative Skills
Demonstrate insight and creativity to produce innovative management information systems solutions.
D1. Communication Skills
Express and communicate specialist ideas professionally, persuasively and effectively, in written and oral form, to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.
D2. Teamwork and Leadership
Operate at specialist level with responsibility to work in team with decision making responsibilities related to management information systems.
D3. Organizational and Developmental skills
Engage at specialised level in variable contexts related to life-long learning and continuing self-development to hone professional and organizational skills and global citizenship.
D4. Ethics and Social Responsibility
Use specialized level of skills to apply ethical code of conduct related to management information systems and respond to social responsibility and global citizenship.
Students are exposed to a range of foundation level accounting, management, IT and language courses. The aim is to equip students with prerequisite foundational knowledge.
The first academic year starts the students off with the basic required knowledge for them to continue their journey into the field of Management Information Systems.
From the information technology perspective, students are exposed to computing systems followed by an overall comprehension of management information systems.
Students also learn the principles behind macroeconomics, financial management. At this stage, MIS students start to use programmeming and object oriented languages to web based applications and services.
In the third year of a MIS student’s academic journey, the student gains knowledge pertaining to data networks, internet services and security, data management design and application as well as operations management followed by business statistics.
The next step is to understand web-based application design, knowledge management, ethics and professional business practices, quantitative analysis and human resource management.
In their final year MIS students gain experience of practical applications through their research-led project which demonstrates their knowledge and skills in the field of MIS.
Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:
The student can sit for the first CIMA exam at the end of his/her 3rd year
To be eligible for consideration for admission at the undergraduate level, an applicant should normally hold a recently issued recognized secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The requirements for admission stated by the University are in all cases the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfilment by a candidate does not automatically ensure his /her selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia University, citizens of non-GCC States should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise, their admission will be conditional and subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University
Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:
The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:
Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent
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|
|100 Level Courses – 12 courses ( BD 300 Per Course )||BD 3,600|
|200 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 330 Per Course )||BD 3,630|
|300 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 360 Per Course )||BD 3,960|
|400 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 390 Per Course )||BD 4,290|
|Orphans and people with special needs||50%|
|High school average of 95% or above||50%|
|High school average of 90% or above||25%|
|High school average of 80% or above||20%|