With this notion in mind, we designed our Management Information Systems Courses in a way that sets it amongst the highly differentiated MIS Course whether at the local or regional levels. Such differentiation is achieved through combining a well-balanced coherent set of selected units from both the Management and Information Systems realms.
In designing the course, attention has been given as to how students will develop their knowledge and skills throughout the course of their study. All units are delivered in a highly interactive way which is mostly student-centred learning as our aim is for the students to construct their own knowledge rather than follow the traditional ways of route learning. As such, all units include various in class activities and are supported by the appropriate tools, be it software related tools or any other required tool. The preliminary units will lay the foundation to students’ knowledge focusing on philosophies, concepts, models, and theories whether in Management or MIS, while the higher-level units will be mostly designed and delivered towards developing students skills set be it cognitive or practical skills.
The final year units, especially the Graduation Project unit which is carried out individually, will be geared towards supporting the students develop their generic skills mostly related to employability so they are ready to join the job market with high exit velocity and are well exposed to the most recent trends in their field of study.
The course offers you knowledge and skills in two growth areas, namely Management Information Systems. Not only will you learn how to use computer and information system to fulfil certain managerial responsibilities, but also you will have the chance to enhance your ability to analyze, design, and implement any type of management system. This is not limited to computer systems but goes beyond that to prepare you to work as a System's Consultant where you can apply all topics studied in this course to assist different managers of organizations to achieve their objectives to help the organization gain a competitive edge in the market, and mostly to make reliable and rational decisions.
When you complete this course you will have hands on experience in the field of Management, and at the same time have thorough understanding of systems concepts and information technology management. If you are interested to pursue your career in either the management stream or the systems stream, you will achieve it by joining our course .
In your studies, you will have the guidance and support of a professional and highly competent team of academic staff. Project work, applied research and field trips will also give you insights into the practical world.
Finally, as a Course Leader, I am available at any time along with other staff members to give you all the support and advice you will need during your academic progress. Best of luck in your studies.
Dr. Ghada Aly
Management Information Systems Programme Content:
Management Information Systems Programme Courses:
To achieve this aim, the course provides the students with a coherent body of knowledge in two growth areas namely: Management and Information Systems.
The solid foundation in these two areas equips students with an MIS degree with the ability to develop the knowledge and the skills that allows them to close the gap, of knowledge, skills, culture, and language that exists between functional managers and information systems specialists, which has rendered both decisions and investments in such systems as failures.
As such, the graduate of this course will be in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of sophisticated information systems across a wide range of business organizations and across different managerial functions and levels.
MSA University is always keen to offer its students a competitive edge to complement their Bachelor degrees. And because many students are interested to acquire a strong foundation in many areas of study, MSA University decided to introduce minors that will be of interest to MSAians with high academic achievement, in many exciting areas.
Earning a minor allows students to address their diverse academic interests and develop extra skills, which for a future employer is very important to show that they have a second area of expertise. The student can chose a minor that goes in handy with the student’s major or a minor that is in a totally different field to add excitement to their studying experience at MSA. For example, if you’re an Engineering student, how about taking up a Management minor? You sure would like to open up your own business one day, and you’ll certainly need to learn more about organizational management and how to become a great leader.
It's a very flexible way to plan ahead and combine their areas of interest and save time and money in their years of university study; it only consists of 5 courses. The only requirement is a minimum of CGPA 2.00 in the first year in university.
It’s worthy to mention that taking a minor will extend the student’s regular graduation time by one semester. Chose a minor and stand out!
Management Information Systems major can choose one of the following minors:
Except the units you completed in your courses as core or elective or optional.
1. Minor in Accounting; Any five modules from the following list:
- Intermediate Accounting I – ACCT203
- Intermediate Accounting II – ACCT304
- Advanced Accounting - ACCT 305
- Auditing I - ACCT 321
- Cost Accounting II - ACCT 412
- Managerial Accounting – ACCT413
- Auditing II - ACCT 422
- Accounting for Specialized Organizations – ACCT423
- Governmental and National Accounting – ACCT431
- Taxation I – ACCT432
- Taxation II – ACCT433
- Current Issues in Accounting - ACCT 451
2. Minor in Economics; Any five modules from the following list:
- Macroeconomic Theory I - ECO 301I
- Macroeconomic Theory II – ECO_301II
- Microeconomic Theory I - ECO_302I
- Microeconomics Theory II – ECO302II
- Money and Banking – ECO303
- Economic Development - ECO_305
- Public Finance – ECO306
- Agriculture Economics – ECO309
- Economics of Energy – ECO310
- Econometrics I - ECO 316
- International Trade - ECO 403
- Development of Economic Thought I – ECO405 I
- Development of Economic Thought II – ECO405 II
- Economics of Egypt I – ECO407 I
- Economics of Egypt II – ECO_407 II
- Labour Economics - ECO 408
- Feasibility Study – ECO409N
- Contemporary Economic Issues – ECO_411
- Environmental Economics - ECO 412
- Middle East Economics – ECO415
- Econometrics II – ECO416
3. Minor in Finance and Investment Management; Any five modules from the following list:
- Financial Institutions, Markets and Investment – FIN203
- Investments Management – FIN302
- Corporate Finance – FIN303
- Credit and Financial Analysis – FIN305
- Portfolio Management – FIN306
- Special Topics in Finance – FIN401
- Financial Feasibility Studies – FIN403
- International Finance – FIN406
- Risk Management – FIN407
- Behavioural Finance – FIN408
4. Minor in Human Resource Management; Any five modules from the following list:
- Man Power Planning - HRM 301
- Training and Development – HRM302
- Compensation Management – HRM 303
- Employee Relation and Labour Law – HRM 401
- Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management - HRM 402
- Performance Management – HRM 403
- Human Resources Management – MGT300N
- Organizational Behaviour – MGT301
- Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility – MGT302
- Human Resources Management II – MGT400
- Organizational Development – MGT403
5. Minor in Marketing; Any five modules from the following list:
- Marketing Analysis and Planning – MKT_202
- Sales Management - MKT 203
- Buyer Behaviour - MKT 302
- Integrated Marketing Communication - MKT305N
- Managing Distribution Channels - MKT 306
- Retail Management – MKT307
- Global Marketing - MKT_401
- Advertising and Media Campaign - MKT 402
- Strategic Marketing - MKT 404N
- New Product Development - MKT 405
- Service Marketing - MKT408
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