Curriculum Overview

The Al-Yamamah University Masters in Information Systems is a four-semester program consisting of 42 hours with a combination of coursework and a Thesis or Capstone option. Coursework includes Core requirements and Electives.

In collaboration with partner International Universities, students can get an additional professional certificate in parallel with the study plan of the MSIS degree by studying three elective courses of two CH each, as depicted in item X of this report.

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Foundation Courses

Course Type
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Foundations MIS 300 Database Management 2
Foundations MIS 305 Computer Programming 2
Foundations MIS 303 Project Management 2
Foundations MIS 306 Introduction to Information Systems 2

SEMESTER 1: 3 CORE COURSES

Course Type
Course Numbers
Course Title
Hours
Core MIS 501 Introduction to Database Systems 3
Core MIS 503 Management of Software Development 3
Core MIS 505 Principles and Practices of Communications & Networks 3

Semester 2: CORE + ELECTIVES

Course Type
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Core MIS 507 Database Programming for the World Wide Web 3
Core MIS 509 Information Systems Security 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Semester 3: ELECTIVES + CAPSTONE or THESIS

Course Type
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Capstone/Thesis CAPSTONE PART 1 or THESIS PART 1 3

Semester 4: ELECTIVES + CAPSTONE or THESIS

Course Type
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Capstone/Thesis CAPSTONE PART 2 or THESIS 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:       42

 

VIII. Program Planning and Administration

Students will be admitted as one cohort to minimize the number of times per year, which a course is offered. Foundation Courses are suggested to be offered in the summer and completed prior to the first semester of required coursework.

Core Courses

  • MIS 501 Introduction to Database Systems (3 credits)
  • MIS 503 Management of Software Development (3 credits)
  • MIS 505 Principles and Practices of Communications (3 credits)
  • MIS 507 Database Programming for the World Wide Web (3 credits)
  • MIS 509 Information Systems Security (3 credits)

Capstone Courses

  • MIS 502 Capstone Part 1 (3 credits)
  • MIS 503 Capstone Part 1(3 Credits)

Thesis Work

  • MIS 511 Thesis Phase 1(3 Credits)
  • MIS 513 Thesis Phase 2(3 Credits)

Electives

  • MIS 531 Data Mining (3 Credits)
  • MIS 533 Database Security (3 Credits)
  • MIS 535 Data Mining with Linear Models (3 credits)
  • MIS 537 Data Warehousing (3 Credits)
  • MIS 539 Human Computer Interaction (3 Credits)
  • MIS 541 Information Resources Management (3 Credits)
  • MIS 543 Management of Technology and Innovation (3 Credits)
  • MIS 545 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
  • MIS 547 Evaluation of Computer Systems (3 Credits)
  • MIS 549 Web Mining (3 Credits)
  • MIS 556 Artificial Intelligence (3 Credits)
  • MIS 557 Emerging Technologies (3 Credits)
  • MIS 561 Special Topics in Big Data (3 Credits)
  • MIS 563 Special Topics in Analytics (3 Credits)
  • MIS 564 System Analysis and Design (3 Credits)