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Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS)

Overview


The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS) provides candidates with the technical knowledge; business acumen and management skills to deliver high value Information Technology (IT) solutions in a rapidly changing environment. They will be able to use technology to advance organizational goals.

The programme allows graduates to be more marketable as it includes courses that are aligned to professional certification such as Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). There is also built-in a specialized course in ERP Systems Theory & Practice. Students will therefore be exposed to the use of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software SAP. This software allows companies to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, decrease costs and streamline processes. The course attracts a lab fee for the software.

Students of the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS) will graduate with immediately usable skills and should be able to:

  • Think critically and creatively in selecting alternative solutions to complex problems.
  • Solve complex technology problems to support organizations.
  • Undertake research in their area of specialization.
  • Communicate complex solutions effectively based on technology decisions.
  • Enter the working world in a leadership position in the IT sector.
  • Develop a successful career in a leadership position in the IT sector.
  • Continue to learn new skills as technology changes.
  • Be the social entrepreneur who always searches for areas that need change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity to implement change thus creating employment.
  • Continue to study towards a doctoral degree.

Matriculation/Articulation Requirements

To matriculate to the programme, applicants must fulfil one of the following:

  • Holders of a Bachelor of Science Degree with at least a GPA of 2.5.
  • Holders of an Associate of Science Degree may be provisionally accepted. These persons may however have to complete Bridging courses.
  • Mature entry (Application of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition – PLAR).

Persons who do not have the required GPA or uses Mature entry may be accepted through an interview process, submission of a portfolio and assigned bridging courses. The potential candidate should demonstrate work experience and additional certification achieved.

Programme Structure

SEMESTER 1

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Global Business Environment
BGBE6101
3
45
Project Management Foundation
BPMF5101
3
45

SEMESTER 2

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Social Entrepreneurship
BSEN6201
2
35
Information Systems Management & IT Governance
BSBL6201
3
45
Information Security
CSEC6201
3
45

SEMESTER 3

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Developing Human Resource for Strategic Management
BDHR6301
3
45
ERP Systems Theory and Practice
CSEP6301
3
75

SEMESTER 4

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
E-Business Technologies and Transformation
CETT6401
3
45
Information System Analysis, Design & Development
CSYS6401
4
90

SEMESTER 5

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Strategic Business Leadership
BSBL6501
3
45
Net Centric Use and Configuration
CNET6501
3
75

SEMESTER 6

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Social Entrepreneurship Seminar Planning & Execution
BSEP6601
1
15
Information Management
CIMG6601
3
120
Applied Research Methods for Management & Decision-Making
BBEE6601
3
45

SEMESTER 7

Curriculum Courses/Modules Course Code Number of Credits Theory Hours
Embracing the Agile Project Management Philosophy
BAPP6701
3
45
Masters Applied Project (Supervised)
BPPL6401
3
45
Main Campus
Eureka Road Campus

Excelsior Community College is a registered institution with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) in Jamaica, and the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the local accreditation body.

Excelsior Community College obtained Candidacy for Institutional Accreditation in March 2019 from the UCJ. As such, our Masters’ Degree programmes curricula are developed in alignment with the UCJ’s and recognized industries occupational standards. Additionally, our programmes are aligned to the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC), the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica (NQF-J) and certifications are to be offered by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).

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