Masters of Management Information Systems (MMIS)

The MMIS is a full time, 42-credit program that is designed to build a solid foundation in a broad spectrum of significant information systems challenges and applications. The program entails cutting-edge courses in programming, database management, and data communication and networking. The program is developed to prepare our graduates to be the future leaders in the area of Management Information Systems and to ensure that our MMIS graduates can manage information technology resources efficiently for local and international companies and government agencies and help them to succeed in achieving their goals using best practices in information systems.

# Course Code Course Titles Pre-Requisite Credits
1

 

MGT 531 Business Ethics BUS 496 3
2 MGT 512 Strategic Management BUS 496 3
3 STT 503 Quantitative Methods of Bus. & Management BUS 495 3
4 MIS 504 Information Systems BUS 495 3
5 HRM 503 Human Resources Information Systems BUS 495 3
6 MIS 505 Principles and Practices of Comm. & Networks BUS 495 3
7 MIS 503 Management of Software Development BUS 495 3
8 MIS 564 Systems Analysis & Design BUS 495 3
9 MIS 509 Information Systems Security BUS 495 3

MGT 531: Business ethics is an important part of any industry. Students or managers, unfamiliar with many ethical challenges, behaviors, or regulations will find themselves struggling in business industries that include finance, accounting or human resource management, marketing and retail. This course introduces Business ethics as the modern managerial approach to ethical questions in business environment. It not only provides understanding of main theoretical concepts, but also developing skills of identification, analysis and permission of ethical dilemmas on a workplace and managing ethics in organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MGT 512: This course focuses on how managers can make use of analysis to make insightful strategic decisions about overall firm direction in the ever changing and fast-moving business environment. It provides rigorous conceptual frameworks and techniques to identify firm strategies as new technologies, organizational forms, business models and ecosystems transform industries. At the end of this course, students will be able to compare organizations’ internal characteristics and external competitive environments to create coherent and competitive strategic plans.  As well, they will be able to analyze and apply business factors to compile a strategic management plan for competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 496

STT 503: This course provides an introduction to the use of quantitative methods in research. Emphasis will be on achieving an understanding of quantitative methods and associated statistical techniques considered so that the students can think critically about suitable procedures for research design, collection and analysis of data, and the usefulness of statistics. Students will gain experience with using the SPSS package on computers. Moreover, this course will introduce some decision theory models that in some extents will quantify psychological effect on the rationale of a decision. Prerequisite: BUS 495

MIS 504: This course introduces students to the concept of information systems and the impact it has on business organizations and helps them understand the link between information systems and business performance. The course is to enable students to assess the opportunities and problems that managers in a wide range of organizations face as they attempt to use IT applications as tools to create value for their businesses. It also intends to help students understand transformational changes within and across industries. Prerequisite: BUS 495

HRM 503: This course aims to investigate factors associated with the analysis, design and implementation of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). It covers issues in needs analysis, user requirements, system selection and practical use of HRIS software that students are likely to encounter in a typical business organization. It also includes a study of the change management issues associated with HRIS implementation and the development of HRIS’s for strategic purposes. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MIS 505: This course introduces the principles of computer networks and their applications to the Internet. Details of layering, protocols, performance, resource allocation, management, security and other contemporary issues related to networks are discussed. Standard communication protocols are introduced and analyzed such as HTTP(S), DNS, TCP/IP, RSVP, SNMP. Protocols and algorithms are introduced, and their performance analyzed. Prerequisite: BUS 495

MIS 503: This course aims at providing a thorough understanding of software development management, and features the skills needed to manage innovative technologies and techniques. It focuses on providing students with the management principles needed. At the end of the course the students will be able to assess a software development situation and choose an appropriate management strategy. They will be able to justify the introduction of innovative methods and take a lead in the management of their use. Prerequisite: BUS 495

MIS 564: This course provides an understanding and application of system analysis and design processes centered on the systems development life cycle. Students will also be introduced to comparative development methodologies and modelling tools. The course includes a substantial project where students will learn the importance of effective communication and integration with users and multiple user systems. The course focuses on interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members and others associated with development, operation and maintenance of systems. Prerequisite: BUS 495

MIS 509: This course is designed to focus at management issues and practical implications related to securing information systems. It is designed to develop sound understanding of Information System Security and vulnerability assessment and develop secure operation environment for corporate level applications. This course focuses on the explanation and develops understanding of technical terms used in field of security. A clear theoretical understanding supports a large practical component where students learn to use and audit information systems and use contemporary security software. Prerequisite: BUS 495

MMIS Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the MMIM program at the College of Business Administration are required to have the followings:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum cumulative grade average of “high good”.
  2. Applicants earned their Bachelor’s degrees from a country where English is not the official language must satisfy, at least, one of the following English proficiency tests (not older than three years from the admission date):
    • TOEFL iBT = 70 or above with a minimum score of 65 in all parts
    • IELTS = 6:0 or above with a minimum score of 5:5 in all parts
    • STEP = 90 or above
    • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPS) = L7 or above
  1. Two letters of recommendations from professors who taught you in the past. Alternatively, two letters from managers/supervisors to whom you reported at the workplace in the last five years.
  2. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Applicants with non- business backgrounds may be required to complete one or two of the Pre-Grad courses (foundation courses).

Application Process

To complete your application file, please follow steps detailed below: As well, you may contact YU Graduate Admission Office at adpgs@yu.edu.sa for further information and guidance.

STEP 1:  Fill-in the application form; (Click Here)

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original college certificate/diploma
  • A copy of the original college transcript of records/student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS, STEP
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. Acceptance letters will be sent to applicants who have been admitted into the graduate programs.

STEP 4: After receiving the acceptance letter, you need to visit YU campus and pay the registration fees to reserve your seat, get your student ID card, and YU email account.