BSc (Special) Management Information Systems

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In 2014, annual global IT expenditure exceeded 3.5 trillion USD! Gartner's 1Q15 forecast shows that 2015 global spending for enterprise software will be $337.2 billion, with growth of 6.4% over 2014 (Gartner Market DataBook, 2015Q1 Update). Significant portion of this will be spent on business and management consulting and services—much of which involves redesigning firms’ business operations to take advantage of ever increasing technological innovations. Computer-based information systems continue to be a critical part of the products, services, operations, and management of organizations. Information systems and information technology can be so critical as to disrupt classic business models, threatening traditional revenue streams and even driving industry sectors to extinction. The print newspaper industry, travel agencies, real estate agencies, and video rental stores represent industries that have been forced to change their business models and operations in response to the introduction of new information technologies and systems. The effective and efficient use of modern technologies is an important element in maintaining or achieving competitive advantage for business organizations. The information technology/information systems strategy is an integral part of organizational strategy. Information systems support management processes at all levels – operational, tactical, and strategic management. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making. BSc (Hons) in MIS is a four year programme specifically targeting to produce IS professionals with the required knowledge and skills at their disposal to, 1. Analyze and improve organizational processes, 2. Exploit opportunities created by technology innovations, 3. Understand and address information requirements, 4. Design and manage enterprise architecture, 5. Identify and evaluate solutions and sourcing alternatives, 6. Secure data and infrastructure, and 7. Understand, manage and control IT risks.

Key Features

  • There are hundreds of graduates produced by NSBM in the field of Management Information Systems and all the graduates are working in large and reputed Software Development Companies and leading banks in Srilanka.
  • NSBM is having more than 15 Years maturity (Including the experience at NIBM) in awarding degrees in Information Systems.
  • Another important fact in this degree program is students are more exposed into good job opportunities while they are completing the internship in the third year of the academic calendar.
  • Finding interns is not a big challenge to NSBM students as they are well developed in skills and professionally groomed during the first two academic years.
  • NSBM take the responsibility of placing students in internships and most of the time these students get the employment in the same place as their performance are up to the industry standard.

Program Contents

YEAR 1

Full Time

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Mathematics I
  • Programming in C
  • Professional Development
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Object Oriented Programming with Java
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Web Based Application Development

YEAR 2

Full Time

  • Computer Networks
  • Mathematics II
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Business Studies
  • Development of Enterprise Applications I
  • Enterprize Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Foundations of Information Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction

YEAR 3

Part Time

  • IT Project Management
  • Advanced Database Management Systems
  • Wireless Technologies and Network Programming
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Social Issues and Professional Practice
  • Software Process
  • IT Audit and Control
  • Enterprize Architecture
  • Internship

YEAR 4

Part Time

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Disaster Recovery and High availability Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Internet of Things
  • Management Information Systems
  • MIS Honors Award Project
  • E-Business Application Development
  • Development of Enterprise Applications II
  • Platform Based Development
  • Agent Based Systems
  • Business Analytics

Entry Requirements

  • Five credits at the GCE Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English
  • Three passes for GCE Advanced Level in one attempt

Fee & Funding

For Local Students:

  • Year 1 : LKR 400,000
  • Year 3 : LKR 400,000
  • Year 3 : LKR 400,000
  • Year 4 : LKR 400,000
  • Registration Fee : LKR 10,000
  • Library Fee : LKR 5,000

Key Personnel

Programme Director

Dr. Prabath Weerasinghe

Phone: 011 544 6000

Email: prabath.w@nsbm.lk


     

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