Master of Business Administration (MIS)

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Summary

This a rigorous 2-year programme which equips participants with the know-how in aligning information and communication technology tools with business processes to solve contemporary challenges. Courses taught include Systems Analysis and Design, Electronic Business, Management Informatics, Decision Analysis, Contemporary Application Development, Database Systems, and Legal and Social Implications of Informatics among others. In the second year, in addition to courses in Management Information Systems and other areas, students also write a two-semester long essay under supervision. The MBA programme is also available during the weekend for busy workers who cannot enrol for the regular MBA programme. It is structured the same way as the regular MBA programme however lectures are on Fridays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 7:30am – 8:30pm. 

Aims for the Programme

The aim of this programme is to equip graduates as hybrid managers who have the critical and analytical skills for defining solutions to the opportunities and challenges in adopting, implementing and using information technology in firms and institutions. The programme is aimed at participants have an aptitude for information systems, and have backgrounds in information technology management, computer science, computer engineering, electronics engineering, information studies, and related fields. 

Objectives of the Programme

In relation to the above aims, the following objectives are outlined:

  1. Impart knowledge on applying sound managerial concepts and principles in the development and operation of information systems;
  2. Train participants to critically analyse business processes, identify inefficiencies and problems, assess information requirements, create business solutions and technical specifications for the supporting systems;
  3. Provide participants the expertise to design and develop database applications using the latest database technologies;
  4. Train participants in interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with various information systems' clients; and
  5. Train participants to develop supporting policies, standards and guidelines to govern the appropriate and efficient use of information systems in business and by clients.

Admission Requirements

The requirement is a good first degree (at least a Second Class Lower) from a recognised university with at least two (2) years relevant work experience. There is one admission in August every year. An entrance examination or interview may be conducted.

Curriculum

YEAR ONE - First Semester    

  • UGBS 603 Economics
  • UGBS 605 Management Science
  • UGBS 607 Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • UGBS 609 Management Information Systems
  • UGBS 611 Accounting for Decision making

YEAR ONE - Second Semester

  • UGBS 602 Research Methods
  • UGBS 612 Financial Management
  • UGBS 614 Marketing Management
  • UGBS 616 Human Resource Management
  • UGBS 618 Production and Operations Management

YEAR TWO - First Semester

  • UGBS 600 Long Essay
  • UGBS 613 Business Law
  • UGBS 610 Seminar in Leadership and Entrepreneurship (Seminar I)
  • OMIS 601 Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • OMIS 603 Theories and Methods in Information Systems
  • Elective
  • Elective

Electives

  • OMIS 609 Electronic Business
  • OMIS 605 Information Systems Security
  • OMIS 607 Technology Leadership and Knowledge Management
  • OMIS 611 Data Management for Decision Makers
  • OMIS 613 Enterprise Systems and Modelling
  • OMIS 615 Innovation Management and Transfer
  • OMIS 685 Supply Chain Management
  • UGBS 640 Global Management Practices*

YEAR TWO - Second Semester

  • UGBS 600 Long Essay
  • UGBS 622 Advanced Strategic Management
  • OMIS 640 Seminar II
  • OMIS 604 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
  • OMIS 606 Software Engineering
  • Elective
  • Elective

Electives

  • OMIS 602 Legal and Social Implications of Informatics
  • OMIS 608 Project Management
  • OMIS 612 Business Intelligence
  • OMIS 614 Data Communications and Networking
  • OMIS 616 ICTs for Socio-economic Development
  • OMIS 688 Supply Chain Analytics*
  • OMIS 690 Artificial Intelligence in Business*

 

*New courses being introduced as part our upcoming programmes in MBA Operations Mangement and Logistics and our revisd MBA MIS programme

About

The primary goal of the department is to equip graduates with the philosophical, critical and analytical skills for researching, teaching and developing sustainable solutions to the opportunities and challenges in adopting, implementing and using information systems in the local communities, firms, institutions in Ghana, Africa and beyond. 

 

GET IN TOUCH

  • P. O. Box LG 78, Legon, Accra
  • Phone: +00 123 456 7890
  • Email: omis@ug.edu.gh

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