Master of Philosophy (MIS)

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Overview

This is a rigorous 2-year programme aimed at providing advanced management information systems training to highly qualified degree holders. It is geared towards developing the research capacities of participant students and is positioned as a breeding programme for doctoral candidates in Information Systems. The emphasis is research and students spend the entire second year in the programme writing an MPhil thesis under supervision. MPhil Management Information Systems students take such courses as Theories in Information Systems, Technology Leadership and Knowledge Management, E-Business, Business Information Systems, and Systems Analysis and Design.

Aims for the Programme

The aim of this programme is to equip graduates with critical and analytical skills for researching, teaching and defining solutions to the opportunities and challenges in adopting, implementing and using information technology in firms and institutions. The programme is aimed at participants who are seeking into develop careers in academic and research institutions or in fields which require the teaching and research on information systems.

Objectives of the Programme

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

  1. Impart knowledge on existing and emerging information technologies and their impact on organisational/business processes;
  2. Train participants to critically research the need, design, adoption and impact of information systems on firms, society and the nation;
  3. Provide participants the expertise in the quantitative and qualitative research approaches to address issues related to information systems adoption and usage; and
  4. Provide participants the skills to teach or transfer knowledge on information systems.

Admission Requirements

A good first degree (at least a Second Class Lower) in a relevant field of study from any recognised university and a minimum of three (3) years work experience. There is one admission in August every year. An entrance examination or interview may be conducted.

Curriculum 

YEAR ONE - First Semester

  • UGBS 651 Economics for Business    
  • UGBS 653 Research Design and Qualitative Techniques
  • UGBS 655 Business Information Systems    
  • OMIS 601 Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • OMIS 607 Theories and Methods in Information Systems    
  • OMIS 609 Electronic Business    

Electives

  • OMIS 603 Technology Leadership and Knowledge Management
  • OMIS 605 Information Systems Security
  • OMIS 611 Data Management for Decision Makers
  • OMIS 613 Enterprise Systems and Modelling
  • 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 ONE - Second Semester

  • UGBS 654 Business Strategy
  • UGBS 652 Multivariate Data Analysis
  • OMIS 608 Project Management
  • OMIS 604 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
  • OMIS 606 Software Engineering
  • OMIS 664 Project Management
  • Elective
  • Elective

Electives

  • OMIS 602 Social and Legal 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*

 

YEAR TWO - First Semester

  • OMIS 620 Research Seminar 1

YEAR TWO - Second Semester

  • OMIS 620 Research Seminar 11
  • OMIS 600 Thesis

 

*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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