The specialization is a discipline that combines management science with computer science. Its goal is to use information systems in servicing management to facilitate decision-making and administrative tasks. It also aims to prepare graduates for jobs that require exceptional managerial and computer skills. Most private and public institutions need employees who possess such skills.

The program directly relates to the Information Technology (IT) specialization offered by the same faculty. It also correlates directly with the Business Administration specialization offered in the university’s Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences.

Admission Requirements and Criteria of Acceptance

Passing the General Secondary Examination (Tawjihi), or its equivalent, with an average of at least  65% (or as the ministry’s requirements up to the current date).

 

Students are accepted into the specialization after completing at least 40 credit hours in the

 third semester of their university enrollment, according to the following criteria:

Firstly, Students must pass each of the following courses with a minimum GPA of (1.67) or (70%):

  • Basics of Computer and Programming (410131)
  • Introduction to MIS (430101)
  • Principles of Management (310100)

 

If an increase in the number of applicants exceeds the department’s capacity, 

the cumulative GPA of the students in the three courses mentioned above and other university courses will be considered.

Secondly, Department Approval: 

 

Credit hours required for obtaining the degree in this program:

Total Free Major Requirements (76)  Faculty Requirements  University Requirements 
133 6 Elective Compulsory Elective Compulsory Elective Compulsory 
6 70 0 22 3 24

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs): Upon the completion of this specialization, students are expected to be able to:

 

  1.     Apply knowledge of MIS to solve business management problems.
  2.     Analyze, design, and implement MIS to address managerial challenges.
  3.     Manage the life cycle of MIS development.
  4.     Apply decision-making models to solve managerial problems.
  5.     Acquire knowledge about modern topics and issues related to MIS.
  6.     Sort and organize information effectively.
  7.     Use information to solve targeted problems and make appropriate decisions.
  8.     Develop computer software that reduces traditional manual tasks, saving time and effort in completing tasks.
  9.     Solve managerial problems using technology.
  10. Redesign administrative processes in organizations to be more efficient and effective.
  11. Act as a liaison between different managerial levels in the organization and the technology unit within that organization.
  12. Work effectively in a team.

Potential Workplace: Graduates can work in/for:

  1. Educational institutions.
  2. Higher education institutions.
  3. Various government institutions and ministries.
  4. Information technology companies in all their specialties.
  5. Banks.
  6. Private companies with an information technology department.
  7. Public organizations.

Potential Job Titles:

  1. Systems Analyst / Software Engineer.
  2. Chief Information Officer (CIO).
  3. Business Analyst.
  4. IT Infrastructure Expert.
  5. Deputy Chief Information Officer.
  6. Computer Lab Technician and Supervisor.
  7. Administrative Staff.
  8. Web Application Designer and Developer.
  9. Research and Teaching Assistant.
  10. Project Manager for Administrative Information Systems.