Management Information Systems

The objective of the MIS program is to provide the Saudi market with MIS entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals. Our MIS graduates are exposed to a blended approach that combines theories with the best practices in the MIS to develop their critical thinking and technical skills that will allow them to create value for their organizations and contribute to the development of the Saudi economy in improving its productivity and competitiveness.

Our MIS graduates are expected to play a significant role in achieving the goals of Vision 2030 through supporting the Saudi digital transformation and technology advancements. As well, our graduates are equipped to be solution oriented and innovators that will create value for their organizations.

Educational Objectives and Student Leaning Outcomes of the MIS Program

Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  • PEO 1. Demonstrate leadership in the design, development and management of information systems to confront the ever-changing global engineering and business environments.
  • PEO 2. Demonstrate sense of professionalism, ethical values, and commitment for society and the Management Information Systems profession.
  • PEO 3. Engage in lifelong learning through graduate studies and/or professional training for continued professional excellence.


Student Outcomes (SOs):

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment. [IS]

Numbers of enrolled students and graduates in the program of MIS.

YEAR 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
New enrolled students 26 28 67 68 67 86
Total enrolled students 72 105 146 186 231 259
Graduates 0 6 12 19 30
MIS 327 Database Managment and Design 3 MIS 316
MIS 329 Decision Support and Business Intelligence 3 MIS 327
MIS 431 Project Management 3 MIS 326
MIS 316 Fundamental of Programming I 4 MIS 201
MIS 423 Web Based Application 3 MIS 327 & MIS 317
MIS 326 System Analysis and Design 3 MIS 316
MIS 317 Fundamental of Web Design 3 MIS 316
MIS 427 Information Security Risk Management 3 MIS 328
MIS 328 Business Telecommunications 3 MIS 201
MIS 436 Mobile Computing 3 MIS 326
MIS 430 Advanced Topics of Information Systems 3 MIS 329
ME 3 Major Elective 3 3
MIS 428 Healthcare Information Systems 3 MIS 329
MIS 429 Data Mining and Analysis 3 MIS 329
MIS 434 Human Resource Information Systems 3 MIS 329
ME 1 Major Elective 1 3
ME 1 Major Elective 1 3
MIS 432 Enterprise Systems 3 MIS 327
MIS 433 Internet Business and Web Applications 3 MIS 316
MIS 435 Knowledge Management Systems 3 MIS 201

MIS 316: Java’s unique architecture enables programmers to develop a single application that can run across multiple platforms. In this course students gain experience with Java and its object-oriented features. The course is to cover the basic and intermediate concepts of object-oriented programming. Topics include the use of numerical data, primitive data types, selection statements, repetition statements, methods, arrays, standard classes, instance of a class and object-oriented programming. Prerequisite: MIS 201

MIS 326: Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design, and system implementation practices. Covers methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements, and related issues. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills. Prerequisite: MIS 316

MIS 327: This course is an introductory course to the database management systems. It practices various steps of database-driven application development such as modeling, design, querying and implementation. The course also covers the design of database systems, important database theory, SQL, programming and relational databases. Prerequisite: MIS 316

MIS 328: This course deals with various issues like the importance of networks in the modern organization, explains how information is moved through a network, describes network hardware, software, and protocols in terms of the functions of the TCP/IP (5 layer) and the OSI (7 layer) network models and other related issues. Prerequisite: MIS 201

MIS 329: This is a specialized course in information systems for undergraduate MIS majors. The course is targeted to senior MIS students who want more expertise in developing, managing and using Decision Support Systems. This course will examine the design, development and implementation of information technology based systems that support managerial and professional work. Prerequisite: MIS 327

MIS 423: this course is designed to explore advanced and modern concepts, and technologies used in the development of electronic business applications. Students will learn how to create web pages with HTML, and use JavaScript for dynamic effects. Major topics include the roles and operation of web browsers and servers, such as interacting with web applications through forms; and the separation of formatting and logical structure in HTML documents, stylesheets, etc. Prerequisite: MIS 327 & MIS 317

MIS 427: The risk management process is a business process that supports management in its decision making. It allows the management owners of the assets to perform their fiduciary responsibility of protecting the assets of the enterprise in a reasonable and prudent manner. The process does not have to be a long, drawn-out affair. To be effective, risk analysis and risk assessment must be done quickly and efficiently. Prerequisite: MIS 328

MIS 428: This course addresses key issues in contemporary healthcare IT. It covers a wide range of healthcare IT topics, such as the accelerating migration towards electronic health records; smart phones, tablets, and their healthcare applications; the role of healthcare reform in promoting health IT; EHR meaningful use criteria; new practice management scheduling software; the growth of telemedicine.  Prerequisite: MIS 329

MIS 429: The course puts emphasis on introducing the fundamental concepts of data mining. It, therefore, provides a comprehensive discussion on how data mining techniques and methodologies enable decision makers solve business problems. The course will provide an in-depth explanation of the conceptual and application issues in the area of data mining. The major focus, however, is given to the methodologies and applications, not to their mathematical foundations. Prerequisite: MIS 329

MIS 430: This course provides a broad perspective of advanced topics in information systems, such as Enterprise Systems, artificial and business intelligence, and online business models. It also focuses on IS development (e.g. methodologies, approach, techniques), and highlights the difficulties and challenges of IS implementation. Prerequisite: MIS 329

MIS 431: Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design, and system implementation practices. Covers methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements, and related issues. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills. Prerequisite: MIS 326

MIS 432: This course will introduce enterprise systems and show how organizations use enterprise systems to run their operations more efficiently and effectively. Topics to be covered are architecture, setup, configuration, operations and management of system that is of “enterprise class, CSFs, and implementation strategies. The course will also examine typical Enterprise Systems modules, such as MM, SCM, and CRM. Prerequisite: MIS 327

MIS 433: Integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, and systems theory relevant to managing an organization’s information resources.  Includes computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and database concepts and emphasizes the e-commerce and Internet based business models to be competitive in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MIS 316

MIS 434: This course introduces the fundamental concepts of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS): strategic role of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) in the effective management of organizations, HRIS capabilities and limitations, organizational needs for HRIS, evaluation and selection factors of an appropriate HRIS, HRIS software application packages for management decision-making and the role of HRIS in current Information Technology topics (Internet, privacy, security). Prerequisite: MIS 329

ABET Accreditation

The Management Information Systems Program in the College of Business Administration was accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET). The accreditation action extends retroactively from October 1, 2018. ABET is the well-known and most prestigious US-based accreditation body for Engineering and Technology programs, and takes into considerations various assessment criteria related to students, program educational objectives, students outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. So, educational content and curriculum were reviewed to incorporate and focus on practical skills related to analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating computer-based solution. This revision is to enable MIS graduates from ABET accreditation achieve high-quality education. YU graduates, therefore, have confidence in their MIS major from ABET accredited-program, since their program meets standards essential to prepare them to enter critical STEM fields in the global workforce. MIS graduates of YU from the ABET accreditation are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

YU has taken steady steps towards international accreditation due its beliefs in quality teaching and learning process. The accreditation of MIS program from ABET comes as a response to achieve such demand in educational competitive markets.