Master of Information Systems

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree programme offers a course of study leading to the Master of Information Systems (MIS) by focusing on areas such as information management, strategic management, business information systems, systems modeling and information systems technology issues. The programme is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The programme blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.

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The objectives of the Master of Information Systems Degree Programme are:

  1. To build human resource capacity in information systems discipline;
  2. To develop all round graduates in information systems at an advanced level;
  3. To develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in the ICT sector;
  4. To contribute towards a pool of highly qualified candidates for PhD training in Information Systems; and,
  5. To provide an opportunity for training in Information Systems at Master's level.
Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, a candidate must fulfill the general Uganda Technology And Management University entry requirements for master's degrees, and in addition the candidate must be a holder of either;

  1. A Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering or any other Postgraduate Diploma in ICT from a recognized Institution; or
  2. At least second lower Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering from a recognized Institution; or its equivalent.
  3. At least any second lower Bachelor's degree with evidence of having taken foundation course in Information Systems from a recognized Institution.

Holders of at least second class Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems may transfer their credits and join year two semester one of the Master of Information Systems.

Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of two academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures.

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Course Outline

The curriculum includes a set of prerequisite core courses in IS which are offered in the first semester. This provides a foundation for core competences across the entire IS field for MIS graduates.

YEAR I, SEMESTER I (5 Cores)
CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
CSC  7101Information Security30-30453
CIS 7102Project & Organization Change Management45--453
CIS 7100Data Warehousing3030-453
CIT 7104IT Strategic Planning & Management45--453
CRM 7100Research Methods3030-453
CIT 7105XML & Web Services3030-453
Semester Load18
YEAR I, SEMESTER II (5 Cores)
CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
CIS 7205Advanced Database Systems4530-604
CIS 7207Systems Analysis & Design3030-453
CIS 7201Modelling & Simulation3060-604
CIS 7206Data Communication & Networking3030-453
CIT 7201Electronic Commerce Technologies3030-453
Semester Load17
YEAR II, SEMESTER I (3 Cores and 1 Elective)
CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
CIS 8100Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing3030-453
RMS 8100Research Methodology Seminars3030-453
SLE  8102Legal & Ethical Issues45--453
Choose 1 Elective
CIT 8101Enterprise Architecture3030-453
HME 8100Consultancy Skills Development45--453
Semester Load15
YEAR II, SEMESTER II (1Core and 1 Elective)
CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
RDS 8201Dissertation-15030755
Choose 1 Elective      
CIS 8201Business Process Modelling & Analysis3030-453
CIT 8102Multimedia & Emerging Technologies3030-453
Semester Load11
TOTAL COURSE CREDIT UNITS/GRADUATION LOAD58
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)
1,700,000300,00050,000

International Students

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of ProgrammeFees per academic session (USD)Application / Admission Fee
Master's Degree$950$30
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