Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Management Information Systems (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The content of this program is designed to provide students the required scientific background on management systems, business and information technologies in the global competitive business environment and enable them to work on scientific research studies. Courses and research projects of the program are designed to provide the necessary background for students in implementation, development and application of management information systems. This program has thesis and non-thesis options both of which offer a variety of courses including Organizational Management, Information Systems and Technologies, System Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems and Business Intelligence. Besides, students benefit from academic activities including applied projects, conferences and seminars.

Education Opportunities

Students in the Management Information Systems Master’s Program use computer laboratories which are equipped with advanced technologies and various digital software programs to apply the theoretical knowledge received in classroom settings. Working with experts in various research areas helps students to build knowledge about scientific research, the development of methodologies, writing and presentation techniques as well as preparing them for their future careers. For instance, students use real life data from industry on Oracle Business Intelligence Software to apply their theoretical knowledge received in the Business Intelligence course. Also, students use Wacom tablet to carry out research on e-signature applications which are commonly used in the business world today. Additionally, other research areas include e-commerce, e-learning, e-business, data mining and business intelligence.

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Career Areas

Students who graduate from this program will master developing information technologies that will help them to continuously improve themselves. Besides, Management Information Systems experts are dynamic professionals who create a good connection between people and computers, and have good relationships with people from all positions. Therefore, graduates of this program will mainly have the opportunity to work in information management centers, project development, research and development centers, software and programming, and consultancy sections of companies, governmental offices and non-profit organizations. Possible job positions include management information systems experts, consultants or coordinators, project managers, data or system analysts and database administrators.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

MISY5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

MISY5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

MISY5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
MASTER THESIS

Course code

MISY500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

MISY590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

MISY5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FREE ELECTIVE V

Course code

MISYXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Course code

ASCI503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is designed to provide an introduction to theoretical perspectives and foundations in the fundamental topics of information and communication technologies, digital systems and digitization in business processes. This course aims to help information systems postgraduate students to carry out a research in Information Systems field as well as in fields of business, information science, communications, computer science, etc. In this course, students will be able to apply and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the commonly used research methodologies in information systems, enhance their ability to theorize about information technology and learn the process of publishing information technology related research in information systems and non-IS journals.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Course code

MISY565

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INFORMATION SECURITY

Course code

MISY558

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY524

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA MINING AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Course code

MISY542

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY343

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY553

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FUNDAMENTALS OF MIS

Course code

MISY363

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Course code

MISY530

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNET PROGRAMMING

Course code

MISY233

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

E-GOVERNMENT STUDIES

Course code

MISY566

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course introduces the main concepts of electronic government (e-government) practices and analyses the practical implications of e-government for public organizations. The course examines the development of e-government practices, discusses and analyses main forms of e-government methods, focuses on the measurements of e-government. E-participation and e-engagement will also be examined throughout the course. Furthermore, students will also learn wider concepts such as barriers and impediments towards e-government and will be able to evaluate solution methods based on real case scenarios. The impact of innovation and technological infrastructure will also be examined within the course. After the successful completion of the course students will have an in-depth understanding of the e-government practices which are used worldwide as well as impacts on organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability.
EXPERT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY575

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is intended to explain the state art of the expert system technology. Based on the main concepts, students will learn the components of expert systems. The students will learn knowledge acquisition and validation. Moreover, they will learn different techniques of knowledge representation and the related programming languages and tools. Students will learn also the inference processes, explanation and reasoning under uncertainty. The course examines the importance of expert systems as management information systems and its role in management. After the successful completion of the course students will be able to discuss and use the expert system in different aspects of the organization and evaluate its impact on the organizational effectiveness.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Course code

MISY555

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Managing human capital in the new economy is a challenge all business professionals face. This course addresses that challenge by retaining its unique orientation to overall practicality and real-world application incorporating technology, teams and virtual learning methods. Practical tips and suggestions provide effective ways of dealing with problems in communication, leadership, discipline, performance appraisal, labor relations, and compensation administration.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

Course code

MISY525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY540

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Course code

MISY501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

IT IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Course code

MISY557

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIG DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS

Course code

MISY567

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course provides a comprehensive definition of “Big Data” and the machine learning approaches for managing and processing them. With storage and computational power getting significantly cheaper and faster, big data sets are increasingly available and the need for machine learning approaches for handling big data becomes more significant. In this course, big data harvesting and manipulating methods, supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques (especially artificial neural network), text data analysis and cloud computing are covered. By completion of this course, students will gain the ability to harvest big data from the web and process them by using supervised and unsupervised neural networks.
MARKETING STRATEGIES

Course code

BUSN532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is concerned with helping managers identify, select and implement strategies that would make their organizations more competitive in the marketplace. These strategies encompass decisions such as which "products" their firm offers and chooses not to offer, by the markets it seeks to serve and not serve, by the competitors it chooses to compete with and to avoid, and the level of vertical and horizontal integration it considers as optimal for all of its stakeholders. Specific ways to compete in the chosen "markets" will usually be characterized by one or more functional strategies such as product line strategy, positioning strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy, segmentation strategy, manufacturing strategy, information technology strategy, and global strategy. The intent of this course is to provide decision makers with concepts, methods and procedures by which they can improve the quality of their strategic (marketing management) decision-making.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

Course code

CMPE523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Course code

CMPE555

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The main topics discussed in this course are development methodologies and design patterns. Software life cycle phases like requirements, design, implementation, testing and deployment will be discussed with methodologies like Waterfall, prototyping and Extreme Programming. Also design patterns like creational, structural and behavioral patterns will be evaluated.
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Course code

BUSN558

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Course code

EDAP519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Technology and technology management concepts, technology management, definitions, and needs, globalization and technology management, technology life cycle; critical factors in managing technology; business and technology strategy, technological innovation management, competitiveness; technology planning and technology transfer; technology acquisition and use; technological innovation process, global competitiveness and technology management, technology management and tools of change, activities and tools in technology management, planning and technology management, operational efficiency and applications to improve productivity, contemporary approaches in technology management, developments in the world in technology management, information management in enterprises, cybernetics, comparative view to technology management in different countries, change strategies and technology, technology usage and management in marketing methods, AR-GE, innovation and design activities.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY533

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Course code

COMM508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course is designed to examine the internal and external communication systems of business organizations. It is also examined that the uses of communication media such as internet and intranet in organizations.
OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The intent of this course is to further provide management and analytical concepts/tools for the management of operations and the decision-making process within the scope of the supply chain. Competitive advantage driven by supply chain strategy has been a common practice in the business environment in the past few years. Most of the strategies involve improving operational efficiency either through cost reductions or increase capital efficiency. Decision-making regarding operational issues is one of the most common tasks within organizations. This course will enhance students' ability to perform the quantitative analysis necessary and understand the management issues in order to make good operational decisions within the supply chain. Coverage is topical and will include supply chains issue and strategy, operations management framework, the Six Sigma approach, quality management, demand and supply planning, inventory deployment/control, and transportation networks optimization.
MESSAGE DESIGN AND MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Course code

COMM503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course aimed to analyse the forming and designing the planned message and its communication techniques and media within the framework of practices in strategic communication management. Relating to this, the case studies on how the effective media management should be are examined.
PRODUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Course code

COMM510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
Focusing primarily on the internet and digital cultures, this course will explore the theoretical and practical debates that have developed around the concept of ‘new media’. Topics to be studied include interactivity, social networking, media convergence, cyberculture and the emergence of ‘web 2.0’. Are these developments anticipated by pre-existing studies of communication practice, or are new theoretical models required to understand them?
CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Course code

BUSN535

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Course code

EMNT517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Course code

ISYE555

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The main topics discussed in this course are development methodologies and design patterns. Software life cycle phases like requirements, design, implementation, testing and deployment will be discussed with methodologies like Waterfall, prototyping and Extreme Programming. Also design patterns like creational, structural and behavioral patterns will be evaluated.
MARKETING STRATEGIES

Course code

MISY532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR

Course code

BUSN566

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic concepts related to organizational behavior and show them how individual and group behavior is important for the management of an organization.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Designed to help the participants gain a better understanding of some of the most critical issues in the field of strategic management today. The issues addressed include: understanding some of the principal driving forces that will shape the future of international competition; the central role of corporate purpose to strategy in individual firms; the role of capital markets and corporate financial policies in shaping a firm's competitiveness in global markets; the identification of appropriate boundaries for a firm, including strategic alliances and the degree of diversification; the future of the implicit “contract” between employees and the corporation, and its implications for the meaning people find in their work and for the creation of knowledge-based competitive advantages; and the future evolution of corporate governance (particularly the role of boards of directors and institutional shareholders).
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING

Course code

MISY223

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

DATA ANALYSIS & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY531

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA ANALYSIS & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN531

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Course code

CMPE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Brief historical perspective. Understanding and using Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Java basics, introduction to graphical user interfaces (GUI) for Java, using Swing Components and Java Listeners, Swing dialogue boxes, developing GUI applications, theory of Object Oriented Programming with Unified Modeling Language (UML). Object-Oriented (OO) problem solving, Object-Oriented (OO) concepts (inheritance, composition, abstract classes etc.), object relations, developing Object-Oriented (OO) applications with design patterns, Unit Testing, Project Presentations.
COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

EMNT515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Course code

MISY112

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is structured to inform the MBA students about contemporary applications of management. With this basic approach the topics include knowledge society and organizations, information technologies, globalization and organizations, TQM, core competence, outsourcing, hybrid, organizations, downsizing, sub – contracting, lean organizations and cluster organizations. This course examines organizational theory, practice and learning in the context of rapidly changing competitive and economic environments. Strategies and tactics for growth and performance improvement are explored. This course covers issues of current relevance, including social networks, knowledge management, innovation, organizational learning and design thinking.
BUSINESS ETHICS

Course code

BUSN560

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Course code

CMPE530

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Course code

COMM507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course aims to explain and analyze the components and functions of communication systems in different societies. Starting with the authoritarian theories, the course progresses to the social responsibility theory of communication ın order to examine how theories emerge and spread within political systems.
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Course code

ITEC501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INDUSTRIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL AND WORK BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN556

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The application of principles, theory and research of industrial organization, work behavior management and behavioral science knowledge in the context of work setting is explored in this course. The main goal of the course is to outline how businesses and their organizations can be designed so that both employees’ efficiency and quality of life are improved. The covered topics comprise job analysis, training and development, personnel decisions, organizational change, leadership, motivation, teamwork, occupational stress and well-being, personnel assessment, history and evolution of the field, as well as other related subjects on employer-worker relationship. The course also includes developing students understanding of the questions raised and answered by scholars in the field and the methods used to answer those questions in paper writing.
SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING AND APPLICATIONS

Course code

CMPE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Design and develop applications by using the benefits of operating system and computer architecture. Threads and concurrent programming, TCP/UDP, RPC/IPC, System calls, remote procedure calls (RPC) and web services, xml and xml parsing, socket communication, logging.
COMPUTER VISION

Course code

ISYE537

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Image formation. Early processing: low-level vision and feature extraction. Boundary detection. Region growing. Texture. Motion. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation. High-level vision: learning and matching.
DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM POLICIES AND PLANNING

Course code

TRHM506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course informs students about the basic concepts and practices related to sustainable tourism policies and planning. Tourism requires effective planning for the development of sustainable and non-harmful, beneficial to the environment and economic development. This course will address the issues related to tourism planning today, process and future tourism planning. The course also aims to highlight the importance of local governments' decisions and practices in ensuring the sustainable development of tourism, and to develop new recommendations for decision makers in this regard. The aim of this lesson is to learn about planning studies in tourism and what needs to be done for the development of tourism during the adaptation of tourism concept of sustainability aiming to provide resources for future generations by protecting resources.
COST ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS

Course code

BUSN565

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Course code

MISY472

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Course code

MISY372

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE

Course code

MISY371

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

MISY590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

LEADING, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE

Course code

BUSN508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Course code

MISY521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course code

BUSN538

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DATA SCIENCE AND MANAGING BIG DATA

Course code

BUSN555

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GLOBALIZATION

Course code

INRE548

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course examines the role of international organizations in an age of globalization. It also studies the role of state and non-state actors within the context of global governance. The course attempts to analyze the changing dynamics of the international system and the emergence of new actors via discussing current regional and international political, economic, socio-cultural and humanitarian issues pertaining contemporary world affairs. The changing dynamics of globalization, the inequalities created in the world scale and the effect of recent migration trends to international organizations will be covered during the course.
OPERATING SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY

Course code

CMPE526

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course gives essential information for operating system and computer network security basics, risk analysis, security policies, concept of trusted computers and networks. Conventional and public key cryptography. Authentication and digital signatures. Authentication protocols and applications, certification, LINUX security issues. Data link layer, network layer and application level security. Firewalls and security tools. Secure payment systems. Case studies and programming projects.
COMPUTER VISIONS

Course code

CMPE537

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT

Course code

ACFN514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Develops an understanding of the models and concepts of profitable investing, relying on theoretical development and consideration of observed pricing, market, and participant behavior. Examines the markets through which investment funds are channeled and the motivations of the investing and borrowing communities.On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding on: how securities are Traded, Mutual funds and other investment companies, Global Financial Instruments, Efficient Diversification, The efficient market hypothesis, Intentional investing, Taxes. Inflation, and investment Strategies, Investors and the investment process, Behavioral Finance and Technical analysis. Examines the markets through which investment funds are channeled and the motivations of the investing and borrowing communities.
COMPUTER VISION

Course code

IT537

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

IS STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND ACQUISITION

Course code

MISY479

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
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*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.