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Tuition Fees:$1,665 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems
Start Date:August 2020
Academic Unit:Department of Operations & Management Information Systems (OMIS)
Campus:Legon campus
Course Type:Masters by Coursework
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020
Programme Overview

This a rigorous 2-year programme which equips participants with the know-how in aligning information and communication technology tools with business processes to solve contemporary challenges.

Courses taught include Systems Analysis and Design, Electronic Business, Management Informatics, Decision Analysis, Contemporary Application Development, Database Systems, and Legal and Social Implications of Informatics among others. In the second year, in addition to courses in Management Information Systems and other areas, students also write a two-semester long essay under supervision.

The MBA programme is also available during the weekend for busy workers who cannot enroll for the regular MBA programme. It is structured the same way as the regular MBA programme however lectures are on Fridays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 7:30am – 8:30pm.

The aim of this programme is to equip graduates as hybrid managers who have the critical and analytical skills for defining solutions to the opportunities and challenges in adopting, implementing and using information technology in firms and institutions.

The programme is aimed at participants have an aptitude for information systems, and have backgrounds in information technology management, computer science, computer engineering, electronics engineering, information studies, and related fields.
In relation to the above aims, the following objectives are outlined:

• Impart knowledge on applying sound managerial concepts and principles in the development and operation of information systems;
• Train participants to critically analyse business processes, identify inefficiencies and problems, assess information requirements, create business solutions and technical specifications for the supporting systems;
• Provide participants the expertise to design and develop database applications using the latest database technologies;
• Train participants in interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with various information systems’ clients; and
• Train participants to develop supporting policies, standards and guidelines to govern the appropriate and efficient use of information systems in business and by clients.

Curriculum

YEAR ONE – First Semester
UGBS 603 Economics
UGBS 605 Management Science
UGBS 607 Organisational Behaviour and Management
UGBS 609 Management Information Systems
UGBS 611 Accounting for Decision making

YEAR ONE – Second Semester
UGBS 602 Research Methods
UGBS 612 Financial Management
UGBS 614 Marketing Management
UGBS 616 Human Resource Management
UGBS 618 Production and Operations Management

YEAR TWO – First Semester
UGBS 600 Long Essay
UGBS 613 Business Law
UGBS 610 Seminar in Leadership and Entrepreneurship (Seminar I)
OMIS 601 Information Systems Analysis and Design
OMIS 603 Theories and Methods in Information Systems

Electives
OMIS 609 Electronic Business
OMIS 605 Information Systems Security
OMIS 607 Technology Leadership and Knowledge Management
OMIS 611 Data Management for Decision Makers
OMIS 613 Enterprise Systems and Modelling
OMIS 615 Innovation Management and Transfer
OMIS 685 Supply Chain Management
UGBS 640 Global Management Practices*

YEAR TWO – Second Semester
UGBS 600 Long Essay
UGBS 622 Advanced Strategic Management
OMIS 640 Seminar II
OMIS 604 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
OMIS 606 Software Engineering

Electives
OMIS 602 Legal and Social Implications of Informatics
OMIS 608 Project Management
OMIS 612 Business Intelligence
OMIS 614 Data Communications and Networking
OMIS 616 ICTs for Socio-economic Development
OMIS 688 Supply Chain Analytics*
OMIS 690 Artificial Intelligence in Business*

*New courses being introduced as part our upcoming programmes in MBA Operations Management and Logistics and our revised MBA MIS programme

Admission Requirements

The requirement is a good first degree (at least a Second Class Lower) from a recognised university with at least two (2) years relevant work experience. There is one admission in August every year. An entrance examination or interview may be conducted.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students (Outside Africa): $105

GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢ 200.00 at the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):
• Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application)

Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their certificates to their applications.
NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE. The originals will be required during interviews.
All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

INTERNATIONAL AND GHANAIAN APPLICANTS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:
https://apply.ug.edu.gh/admissions/igraduate/login

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

For management information systems professionals, common roles after graduation could include:
• IT Project Management
• Software Project Manager
• Product Manager
• Engineering Manager
• Program Manager

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $1,665
Tuition Fees for International students (Outside Africa): $7,215

Tuition fees for;
WEST AFRICAN NATIONALS – $4,848.00
OTHER AFRICAN NATIONALS – $6,085.00
FOREIGN APPLICANTS – $7,941.00

Lecturers

Dr. Anthony Afful Dadzie
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Eric Afful-Dadzie

Dr. Emmanuel Kolog Awuni
Lecturer

Dr. Francis Yaw Banuro
Senior Lecturer

Professor. Richard Boateng
Associate Professor

Prof. John Effah
Associate Professor

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Asare

Dr. Acheampong Owusu
Lecturer

Mr. P. K Senyo

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Richard Boateng
Head of the Department
 
OMIS
General Office
 
UGBS International Relations Office
Responsible for admission enquiries