Management involves the process of decision making which is the rational choice among alternatives. Managers of all organizations make decisions while performing their managerial functions to achieve organizational goals and objectives that will result in organizational success. Hence, appropriate decisions are based on a critical resource known as information. The ‘Information Age’ is here and information technology is changing our businesses, our institutions, and our very lives. It is an exciting time to be in the business of information systems. But the growing dependency of our institutions on this rapidly changing technology dictates that MIS Graduates need to expand their understanding and expertise in the effective use and management of information systems.
The management Information Systems Department seeks to prepare students for careers as information systems analysts or for further study in business related computer fields. The management information systems discipline integrates computer and communication technologies, system analysis and design, economics, management, accounting, finance, marketing and statistics.
Graduate profile specifies the expectation of the program at the end of educational process in the department of the Management Information Systems. This clearly state what our students able to perform at the end of successful completion of the course work. The curriculum prepares students to manage an organization’s information resources
knowledge and Understanding
The following are the expected program outputs of the department of Management Information System in reference to knowledge and understanding.
- Knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to MIS.
- Good understanding of how to recognize and critically analyze criteria and specifications appropriate to problems to be solved by computer and plan innovative strategies for their solution.
- In depth understanding of the appropriate theory, practices, languages and tools that may be deployed for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of software systems in organizational environment.
- Knowledge of how to present succinctly (orally and in written form) rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem to be solved by computer.
- Be equipped and qualified with the knowledge of basic principles of ICT-based business information processing techniques.
- Understand organizational needs systematically.
- Have sound understanding of organizational principles and practices so that they can serve as an effective bridge between the technical and management communities within an organization.
2. intellectual Skills
This refers to the skills expected at the end of the program from the students of the department. This includes;
- Analyze and manage the flows of information within and across organization’s business process.
- Effectively manage the acquisition and utilization of information technology
- to manage business information systems and services (organization and retrieval of business information);
- to develop and implement ICT-based solution to business problems;
- to dynamically and creatively solve problems in business enterprises through application of ICTs and development of decision support information systems;
- Use both information and information technology to enhance the organization’s strategic advantage.
3. Transferable Skills
- Communication skills
- Ability to understand and use the English language proficiently, both orally and in writing.
- Effective communication, both oral and in writing, using a range of media in the preparation and presentation of reports.
- Numeracy and Quantitative skills
- Adequate analytical skills.
- Ability to use, present and evaluate probabilistic and statistical information in a variety of ways.
- Interpersonal and Teamwork skill
- Ability to work in groups as a participant who contributes effectively to the group’s task.
- Interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
- Ability to critically think and challenge things among the group.
- Project management skills
- Effective self-management skills in behavior, motivation, and individual initiative.
- Time-management and work-planning skills.
- Team management skills.
- Professional development skills
- The ability to conduct activities with integrity and professional ethics.
- Ability to develop personal entrepreneur skill.
Career Opportunities for Management Information Systems Majors include
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Manager
- MIS Consultant
- Database Analyst
- MIS Director
- Chief Information Officer