This is a more vocational computing degree, directed towards real-world applications instead of theory. It is in high demand and has many careers open to it, as businesses everywhere can put its skills to good use. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for BIS degrees is growing at a rate of 11%, much faster than the average.
As for career prospects, this degree gives you access to jobs that are readily available and do not require overly specialized knowledge, such as fluency in various programming languages. A common BIS occupation is business analyst, where BIS training is used to predict trends and help businesses plan ahead. Business and systems analysts use information systems techniques to gather, report, and analyze various metrics that are then used to help inform an organization’s decisions.
Other common roles include network administrators and managers, who build and maintain information technology frameworks for businesses to use; database management is often a big aspect of these roles.
- Normal Entry
In order to qualify for acceptance to the BCom Management Information Systems Honours degree, the candidate must have obtained the following qualifications:
A pass at ‘A’ Level in at least TWO of the following subjects or their equivalence:
- Business Studies
- Special Entry
Special entry maybe granted to applicants with a Diploma in Computing, Accounting or any other related fields
- Mature Entry
- 5 “O” Levels including Mathematics and English Language
- At least 23 years of age for females and 25 years for males
- At least three years relevant working experience
Purpose of the Programme
- The aim of this programme is to educate our students to become Information Systems practitioners and this refers to: Information Systems Engineers, Managers, Systems Analysts, and Project Managers among others who will have the ability to provide IT solutions. Our graduates will have the necessary technical, analytical and communication knowledge as well as skills required by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. A deep appreciation and respect for the crucial role played by the ICT industry in our economy and development is instilled in our graduates through the use of case analysis approach, research work and Work Related Learning (WRL).
- By the end of the degree programme the students should be able to:
2.1 Design and implement a programming task
2.2 Use a wide of range of tools available to the software engineer
2.3 Show knowledge of the current state of technology across a broad spectrum.
2.4 Demonstrate a sound educational basis to cope with future technological developments.
2.5 Pursue postgraduate degree(s) in the field of Information Systems.
2.6 Analyse, design, implement and maintain information systems.
N.B. * denotes core modules A student will not be allowed to register for a module with a pre-requisite if the pre-requisite is not passed.
LEVEL ONE - SEMESTER I
- BIS111 – Introduction to Computers and Computer Applications* 10
- BIS112 – Principles of Programming Languages* 10
- BIS113 – Communication Skills 10
- BIS114 – Applied Statistics* 10
- BIS115 – Ethics and Professionalism* 10
- BIS116 – Foundations of Information Systems* 10
- BIS117 – Accounting for Business 10
LEVEL ONE - SEMESTER II
- BIS121 – Data Structures and Algorithms* 10
- BIS122 – Operating Systems* 10
- BIS123 – Computer Architecture and Organization* 10
- BIS124 – Database Systems* 10
- BIS125 – Software Engineering* 10
- BIS126 – Gender Studies 10
- GS201 – Principles of Marketing 10
LEVEL TWO - SEMESTER I
- BIS211 – Systems Analysis and Design* 10
- BIS212 – Object-Oriented Programming* 10
- BIS213 – Project Management* 10
- BIS214 – Research Methods* 10
- BIS215 – Data Communications and Computer Networks* 10
- BIS216 – E-Commerce 10
LEVEL TWO - SEMESTER II
- BIS221 – Entrepreneurship* 10
- BIS222 – Business Management* 10
- BIS223 – Web Technologies* 10
- BIS224 – Embedded Systems Design 10
- BIS225 – Network Management 10
- BIS226 – Group Project* 10
LEVEL THREE - SEMESTER I & II
- BIS311 - Work Related Learning Student Report* 45
- BIS312 - Work Related Learning Academic Supervision Report* 45
- BIS313 - Work Related Learning Employer’s Report* 30
LEVEL FOUR - SEMESTER 1
- BIS411 - Human Computer Interaction* 10
- BIS412 - Artificial Intelligence* 10
- BIS413 - Management Information Systems* 10
- BIS414 - Information Security* 10
- BIS415 - Computer Graphics* 10
- BIS416 - Object Oriented Programming II 10
LEVEL FOUR – SEMESTER II
- BIS421 - Strategic Management 10
- BIS422 – Enterprise Architecture* 10
- BIS423 – IT Audit and Control* 10
- BIS424 - Distributed Systems* 10
- BIS425 - Research Project* 20