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Programme Profile

The Master of Science in Strategic Information System with Business Management programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis in order to accommodate both working professionals and fresh graduates. The programme offers a curriculum that are able to produce managers with the ability of planning, designing, conducting, and developing in the area of strategic information systems and business in solving real world problems.

Programme Objective

To produce graduates who are able to:

  • demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of information system concepts, principles and processes.
  • apply knowledge of Information System/ Information Technology skills in management strategic decision in business environment.
  • synthesize strategic thinking, direction section and planning skills to effectively lead an organization / business.
  • communicate ideas effectively in written and oral form in an enterprise environment.
  • work cooperatively in a team on Information Technology business related projects.
  • practice proper governance in term of professional, social, and ethical responsibilities in workplace.
  • manage enterprise information and knowledge through lifelong learning.
  • apply entrepreneurship skills to innovate high level information systems in business.
  • demonstrate good entrepreneur leadership qualities.

Admission Requirement

A Bachelor Degree (Honour) in the field of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing OR related disciplines from Universiti Teknologi MARA or other Higher Learning Institutions recognized by the Malaysia government with a minimum CGPA of 2.75;

OR

A Bachelor Degree (Honour) in the field of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing OR related disciplines from Universiti Teknologi MARA or other Higher Learning Institutions recognized by the Malaysia government with CGPA more than 2.50 but less than 2.75, can be considered subject to strict internal evaluation process;

OR

A Bachelor Degree (Honour) in the field of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing OR related disciplines from Universiti Teknologi MARA or other Higher Learning Institutions recognized by the Malaysia government with CGPA less than 2.50 and minimum FIVE years of working experience in the relevant field.

A candidate without a bachelor degree in Computer Sciences OR Science Technology is required to take the prerequisite modules in order to be considered.

For International students, they need to have a minimum score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR band 5.0 in English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Mode & Duration

Full Time : 3-4 Semesters
Part Time : 4-8 Semesters

Classes are conducted on weekday evenings and weekends.

Plan of Study

All students are required to take the following courses:

Semester 1 Year 1
Research Methods in Computing, Information System Strategic Planning, Organization Behaviour, Information System Project Management

Semester 2 Year 1
Shaping Information System Projects, Enterprise Wide E-Business, Advanced Decision Support System

Semester 3 Year 2
Managerial Finance, Strategic Marketing Management, Computing Project

Elective Courses
Students are required to select only three elective courses.

ICT Economics, Enterprise System Engineering, IS Governance, Seminar in Global Issues, IT Risk Management in Enterprise Environment, Advanced Information Systems, Information Security Management.

 

Programme Structures

CORE COURSES

24 credit hours

PROJECT

9 credit hours

ELECTIVE COURSES

9 credit hours

Total

42 credit hours

Suitable Candidates

Fresh graduates, researchers, professionals, executives and managers who wish to enhance their analytical skills in decision making that are relevant for their career advancements in the public and corporate sectors.

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The graduate can be employed as Business Analyst, Data Scientist, Business Information Technology Analyst, Business Development Manager, Market Business Analyst, Data Processing Manager, Database Analyst, Business Development Executive, Chief Information Officer, Information System/ Information Technology Manager, Information System/ Information Technology Executive and Project Manager in public and corporate sectors.