WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,785 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award: Master of Science 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

The programme offers an excellent opportunity for students in Africa to enjoy high standard British postgraduate-level education on their door step. The modules are delivered by staff from Henley Business School, supported by staff from the University of Ghana Business School. The programme prepares students for the fast growing profession of information management.

You would enjoy expertise from both institutions in the area of information systems and management. Similar programmes run in Reading, UK and China. Students have the opportunity to complete part of the programme in these locations (additional fees may apply).

We welcome applicants from recent university graduates as well as experienced professionals. Classes are taught in the evening and at weekends (in blocks) to support attendance of working professionals.


Applied Informatics
• Understand the underpinning theory and methodology to information systems
• Identify the user requirements and suitable IT systems solutions
• Perform analysis and design of a systems solution using appropriate technology

Research Methods
• Prepare a research proposal for a dissertation project through an exploration of research methods, data collection and analysis, ethical and political issues

Business Domain and Requirement Analysis
• Articulate information systems solutions for the business based on business practices and management at operational and strategic level
• Examine the role of information systems in achieving corporate objectives, supporting operations, and managing business intelligence and knowledge

Organisational Design and Performance Management
• Recognise and assess critically the organisational models to ensure those organisational elements are rightly integrated for adding value to the business
• Design an effective organisation within its market niche and review its business performance for sustainability
• Provide sensible outcomes of performance assessment for the right people making the right decision at the right time

• Conduct research and apply knowledge into practice through an independent project

Optional Modules may include two of the following: Business Intelligence and Data Mining, Systems Analysis and Design, IT Project Management, Enterprise Systems and Business Communication & Negotiations

Admission Requirements

• Minimum upper second-class bachelors degree, or an equivalent qualification from an internationally recognised university

• WAEC or GCSE (English grade C or above), or IELTS 6.5 score (minimum) with no single element below 5.5

• Prior knowledge or experience of your chosen subject area is not required. We welcome applications from recent university graduates from a wide range of disciplines

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $0
Application Fees for International students: $0

Simply apply online using the University of Reading’s online application system here

Ensure that the following documents are included in your online application:
• Bachelors degree certificate and transcript
• WAEC or GCSE or IELTS certificate (see above for requirements)
• Two academic references (if available)
• CV

Career Opportunities

The Master’s in Information Systems provides you with outstanding career opportunities. After graduation, you can pursue a career that links technology, people and business. You can seek positions such as:
• Systems architect,
• IT consultant,
• IS designer,
• IT project manager,
• UX designer,
• Business and systems analyst,
• Business process engineer,
• Business intelligence analyst.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $1,785
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,918

Tuition fees are £7,200 (full-time) and £3,960 (part-time). The fees can be paid in two installments.


Dr. Anthony Afful Dadzie
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Eric Afful-Dadzie

Dr. Emmanuel Kolog Awuni

Dr. Francis Yaw Banuro
Senior Lecturer

Professor. Richard Boateng
Associate Professor

Prof. John Effah
Associate Professor

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Asare

Dr. Acheampong Owusu

Mr. P. K Senyo

Relevant Contact

Yinshan Tang
Programme Director
Richard Boateng
Head of the Department
General Office
UGBS International Relations Office
Responsible for admission enquiries