MIS 118 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 3.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 098 or ENGL 100/110/112 or English Level 3,4,4A

This course covers the basic concepts of networked computers including the basics of file management on local and remote computers, electronic mail, internet browsers, and web page development. Students are also exposed to applications used in business for solving problems, communicating, and making informed decisions, including word processors, presentation software, and electronic spreadsheets. Students will also develop business applications using a popular programming language or database management tool. Credit cannot be granted for both CSC 101 and MIS 118 for Computer Science students.

MIS 200 Information Systems Concepts & Applications 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 200

This course provides the foundation necessary for understanding management information systems. It discusses the importance of information systems in the digital age. It is concerned with how information systems are essential in business and how companies use information systems (and e-business) as competitive advantages. The course also discusses the information technology (IT) infrastructure in terms of hardware and software, databases, information management, telecommunications, the Internet, wireless technology, and the security of information systems. The course also discusses some issues related to decision-making using information systems as well as ethical and social issues in information systems. Students will explore several MIS software relevant to the business environment.

MIS 206 Managerial Applications of Object Oriented Programming I 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 118

An introductory course in object-oriented programming. The fundamental concepts of programming, structured program design and object-oriented programming are studied using a modern programming language.

MIS 300 Mobile Device Application Development

Prerequisite: MIS 306

Examines the fundamental principles of developing mobile business applications for portable platforms such as iPhone or Android. It introduces the concept of mobile business and discusses the increasing power, functionality and proliferation of mobile computing devices and the associated opportunities available for business through mobile applications. Additionally, the course introduces design patterns related to the development of mobile applications, and it discusses mobile portals and m-commerce systems. Students will create their own iPhone/Android applications.

MIS 306 Managerial Applications of Object Oriented Programming II 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 206

This course introduces advanced programming skills and focuses on the core concepts of object-oriented programming and design using a modern language. The course focuses on the understanding and practical mastery of object-oriented concepts such as classes, objects, data abstraction, methods, method overloading, inheritance and polymorphism. Moreover, the course illustrates how to handle exceptions and connections to external data sources.

MIS 310 Information System Analysis 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 306 & MIS 345 Pre/Co Requisite

System analysis and design is the art of problem-solving. Systems analysis is the study of current business system and its problems, the determination and definition of business needs and information requirements, and the evaluation of alternative solutions. Techniques and philosophies of systems analysis are addressed in this course. Included are traditional versus structured design methods, computer-based tools for systems analysis, workbenches, design and analysis of database systems, maintenance of existing information systems, human/machine interfaces and security & control.

MIS 320 Ethics in Information Systems 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 200

Recent advances in the production, use, and management of information present many new opportunities, but also raise ethical challenges that information professionals must confront. A study of ethics and moral philosophy as a means for providing a framework for ethically grounded decision making in the information age. Issues will be considered from the point of view of multiple ethical theories, giving students the opportunity to think critically about the issues and draw their own conclusions. In other words, this course is designed to teach you several ways of analyzing a situation so that you can identify and resolve ethical issues related to information technology using logic instead of emotion.

MIS 342 Management of Telecommunications 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 306

The effect of the Internet on communication and how the introduction of the Internet has reshaped the field of communications. This course focuses on the type of business information systems and the need for distributed data processing at the application layer. The course also extends to cover the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and the Open Systems Interconnection Protocol (OSI). The course further discusses Client/Server and Intranet Computing; Internet-based applications, Ethernet and Wireless Area Networks (LAN) architecture and protocols. Wide Area Networks (WAN) such as frame relay and ATM as well as switching techniques are also discussed. The course is also concerned with computer and network management and security as well as network planning and design. The course also touches on Internet2 (I2) as the next generation of Internet services. It is imperative that anyone dealing with business administration should have a solid understanding of the principles of data communications in order to become aware of how it can be used to gain (or not) a competitive advantage.

MIS 345 Database Management System 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 200

This course provides an introduction to the design and use of databases in meeting business information needs. Topics include database planning, conceptual design, and data administration. The concepts are studied with projects involving the use of a current database management system.

MIS 347 Web Design 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 206

This course focuses on web page planning, design, layout and construction. Topics covered include: setting up and maintaining a web site; understanding site structure, presentation, navigation and content management. HTML/XML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, data access, scripting languages, and various other technologies and tools will be discussed.

MIS 350 Knowledge Management 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 200

This course focuses on how knowledge is created, captured, shared, stored and reused so as to fully leverage the intellectual assets of a firm. The tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, assessment, evaluation, management, organization and dissemination are applied to business situations. Topics include knowledge generation, knowledge coordination and codification, knowledge transfer and reuse, technologies and knowledge management and knowledge management strategies. The goal is to enable you to learn about this practice in the context of managing the design, development and operation of information technologies that can facilitate KM.

MIS 443 Business Intelligence 3.00

Prerequisite: ECON 380

Business Intelligence is an umbrella term that combines architectures, tools, databases, analytical tools, applications and methodologies. Business Intelligence’s major objective is to enable easy access to data (and model) to provide business managers with the ability to conduct an analysis. Therefore, it helps to transform data into information (and knowledge), to decisions and finally to actions.

MIS 446 E-Commerce 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 345

This course provides an understanding of strategies, managerial issues, and technologies pertaining to electronic commerce in organizations. Topics covered include: history, business models, the virtual value chain, electronic markets, impact on organizational strategy and industry structure, analysis of successful strategies, and other emerging issues (legal, ethical, regulatory) related to managing electronic commerce, and the technical infrastructure enabling electronic commerce.

MIS 448 Cybersecurity in the Digital Age 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 200

This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts of cybersecurity. The course will provide the students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of cybersecurity. The is designed to provide a basic introduction to all aspects of cyber-security which include: business, policy, procedures, communication security, information security planning, and staffing functions. In addition, the course emphasizes understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, network security, security management, legal issues, political issues, and technical issues. Students will be immersed in the cybersecurity discipline through a combination of open-ended and real-world problems and hands-on experiments.

MIS 450 Information System Design 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 310

System design, implementation, and methods of systems installation and operation are presented. A system development project is required. This course builds on the skills learned in MIS 310 and has at its core the design and development of an information system.

MIS 500 Management Information Systems 3.00


This course is a graduate-level course in Management of Information Systems (MIS). It is offered through GUST’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The course covers several aspects of MIS and is intended for management-level professionals. The course discusses the importance of MIS in today’s competitive business environments highlighting how managers can use MIS to enhance their decision-making process and to better compete with IT in today’s market. The course also discusses the difference between information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) addressing the different avenues of information systems such as database management systems, telecommunications and networking, information systems security, e-business, ethical and legal aspects of information systems, strategic information systems, and the effect of the Internet on information systems (online information systems). The course is also concerned with the information system life cycle including systems analysis, design, and implementation.

MIS 498 Capstone Management Information System E-Business Modeling 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 310

This capstone course offers students the opportunity to apply their academic experience to conduct an experiential learning project in a designated field. Students work in teams where they read a case to analyze an existing business or engage in a business simulation. This experience will allow the students to gain a better understanding of the different MIS concepts they have learned through hands-on experiences so that they can be better prepared for the workforce. Topics covered include Introduction to E-business, Lean canvas modeling vs. Business modeling canvas. The practical side of the course looks into case studies on some of the world-renowned internet-based ventures such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, and Airbnb, plus regional internet-based ventures such as Talabat, Careem, KAIF, and boutiqaat. This would include the invitation of guest speakers from the above-stated internet-based business venture and site visits to Stash and Empower fulfillment services company which will introduce the students to the back end of a business venture and the fulfillment processes. The final Project deliverables of this course are to develop 3 emerging tech entrepreneur ideas from the start-up to the final stage of developing a touchpoint outlet for the customers, such as a Shopify page or Instagram for business page.

MIS 400 Cloud Computing 3.00

Prerequisite: MIS 342

This course is designed to provide an overview of cloud computing technology and its applications The course covers several topics in cloud computing, including: introduction to cloud concepts, virtualization technologies, architectures, networking, cloud resource management, programming models in clouds, cloud storage systems, and security issues on clouds. This course will cover various cloud services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), and develop hands-on skills in cloud computing technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.

MIS 410 Data-mining for Business Intelligence 3.00


This course will explain the fundamental principles, uses, and some technical details of data mining techniques. It provides extensive hands-on experience in applying the concepts to real-world applications. The core topics to be covered in this course include decision trees, classification, clustering, and regression.