What is MIS? (Definition from arizona.edu)
Management Information Systems (MIS) is the study of people, technology, and organizations.
If you enjoy technology like iPhones, iPods, and Facebook, you have what it takes to major in information systems. All you need is an interest in technology and the desire to use technology to improve people's lives. Many people think that MIS is all programming. However, programming is just a small part of our curriculum and there are many, many jobs in MIS where you do not program.
Everyone who works in business, from someone who pays the bills to the person who hires and fires, uses information systems. For example, a supermarket could use a computer database to keep track of which products sell best. And a music store could use a database to sell CDs over the Internet.
Information isn’t worth much if it doesn’t serve a purpose. MIS students learn how businesses use information to improve the company’s operations. Students also learn how to manage various information systems so that they best serve the needs of managers, staff and customers. MIS students learn how to create systems for finding and storing data and they learn about computer databases, networks, computer security, and lots more.
Information and its technological applications are among the prerequisites for a country's development. Computers, being one of the technological applications, enhance competition in all sectors. On the other hand, interdisciplinary approaches and studies are becoming more and more widespread in the world. As a result, the parties producing and/or using these systems and approaches need employees educated on this subject.
The Department of Management Information Systems has been established to fulfill these needs. This program integrates management and computer science disciplines leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree.
The mission of the Department of Management Information Systems at Zaman University consists of three interrelated components: Providing the highest quality instruction to our undergraduate students, conducting leading-edge research in management and in IT, and providing leadership and service to our professional communities.
The program is designed to deliver a balanced set of management and computer courses in order to prepare students for developing and maintaining business information systems. The main subject list includes organization, economics, marketing, finance, computer programming techniques, system design concepts, database management, data communication and software engineering. The department incorporates an emphasis on managerial and end-user concerns related to modern information systems. Special attention is given to attaining proficiency in the development of management applications and implementations.
This department will have the following advantages:
- Appropriate and comfortable spaces for students and academicians.
- Recent catalogs and educational programs based on the global trade demand of work.
- Diversified staff (foreign and Cambodian) with long educational experience.
- Possibilities for internships during the studies in local and foreign companies.
- The spaces are supplied with wireless and cabled internet 24 hour that students can use to develop their research.
- The possibility of employment for the graduated is tightly connected with their academicals advances, courage, and conditions that will be provided by the university.
- The graduated students will have consolidated knowledge on economics and economic processes.
- Students will be able to situate trade development and to find relevant solution to the continuously appearing challenges.
- Through the gained experience, the graduated economists will be among the most preferred staff in the specific disciplines due to their profession ethics, acquired theoretical framework, and applied methodology when employed.
- The department aims to encouraging and motivating the graduated students to organize and manage their private activities.
In the first two years, students take basic management and computing courses. Specialized courses are offered in the last two years to provide the student with a strong foundation in information management. The department aims to prepare students for careers in business, computers and information systems so that graduates can immediately assume a variety of relevant positions.
Lectures are enhanced by lab sessions and project applications.
The degree conferred upon the completion of the undergraduate program is Manager/Bachelor of Arts in Management Information systems. The qualification from this department provides the students with knowledge in management and in IT, as well as with organizational skills to serve in the public and in private sector.
What can you do after graduating from our Management of Information Systems major?
- Information Technology Specialist
- Software Engineer
- Database Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Information Systems Security Engineer
- Business Development Manager for ICT companies
- Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
- IT Development Project Leader
- Systems Developer
- Business Application Developer
- Business and Financial Markets Analyst
- Banking, Finance and Auditing Analyst
Curriculum of Department of Management Information Systems
1st Year: Freshman
Semester 1 - Core Courses
Fundamentals of Academic Skills I
Principles of Business Decisions
Introduction to Programming
Khmer Studies I
Semester 2 - Core Courses
Fundamentals of Academic Skills II
Introduction to Java Programming
Khmer Studies II
Mathematics for Social Sciences
2nd Year: Sophomore
Semester 3 - Core Courses
Principles of Accounting I
Web Design & Development
Principles of Management Information Systems
Semester 4 - Core Courses
Principles of Accounting II
Programming in C & C++
Leading and Managing People
3rd Year: Junior
Semester 5 - Core Courses
Remarks: Students should take 1 faculty elective.
Financial Management I
MIS Junior Project 1
Semester 6 - Core Courses
Remarks: Students should take 1 faculty elective.
Financial Management II
Developing Mobile Applications for Android
Human-Computer Interaction: UI Design
MIS Junior Project 2
4th Year: Senior
Semester 7 - Core Courses
Remarks: Students should take 2 faculty electives.
New Venture Creation
Developing Mobile Applications for iPhone/iPad
Final Year Project I
Semester 8 - Core Courses
Students should take 2 faculty electives
Final Year Project II
Professionalism in Computing