Understand which problems or needs emerging technologies address and solve challenges through research and innovation.

Admission is open for Fall 2022

Master of Science in Information Systems Management

College of Technological Innovation

Equip yourself with the skillset to initiate, manage and lead digital transformation in companies. Gain hands-on experience with disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, big data, data science, Internet of Things and blockchain. Learn how businesses can effectively use these emerging technologies to innovate and reshape business processes to create value for their customers.

Key Facts

Program Duration

4 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

30

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 2,666

Application Deadline

1 August 2022

Key Facts

Program Structure and Content

Required Program Courses
Prescribed Elective Courses

27 Credit Hours Required

INS604 IT Architecture and Digital Business Models

INS612 Digital Transformation Strategy and Management

INS624 Architecture and Applications of Internet of Things Technologies

INS636 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

INS601 Research and Knowledge Discovery

INS646 Artificial Intelligence for Big Data

INS699 Research Thesis

INS654 Principles of Blockchain and Its Applications

3 Credit Hours Required

INS607 IT Service Management Foundations

INS616 Information and Knowledge Management

INS617 Modern Methods in Project Management

SEC620 Information Security Management

INS622 Enterprise Information Systems

INS652 Supply Chain and Logistics Systems

INS655 Special Topics in Information Systems

INS680 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Meet the Program Conveners

Dr. Munir Majdalawieh

Associate Professor

Chair, Information Systems and Technology Department

College of Technological Innovation

Dr.Feras Al Obeidat

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator

College of Technological Innovation

What Will You Learn?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

Systems Thinking: Demonstrate an appropriate level of advanced skills and knowledge relevant to recognizing systemic properties of organizational contexts.

IS Investigation & Analysis: Research, examine and critically analyze opportunities or problems for which information systems and emerging technologies can provide solutions within a complex organizational context.

Management of IS: Evaluate the potential of emerging IS knowledge to achieve enterprise goals and competitive advantage.

IS Professional Practice: Critically analyze global, ethical, socio-technical and legal issues pertaining to IS and emerging technologies and outline practical strategies to deal with the implementation and the integration of IT solutions.

IS Applications: Design IS/digital transformation solutions within an organizational context.

ISM Systems and Practice: Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills required to adapt, integrate and manage IS and emerging technologies solutions within an organization using a variety of methods.

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems Management?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Applicants with a background in computer science, engineering, science (mathematics, physics, and statistics), information systems management and business (if the domain has analytical skills) are eligible for admission to the program. However, applicants with good experience in information systems and data analysis will also be considered for admission to the program.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. An admissions interview is required.

Career Opportunities

Upper level management and other career opportunities in industry sectors such as business, construction, health care, wholesale/retail, energy, finance and economics, aviation, manufacturing, telecommunications, public services (law enforcement and security), etc. will continue to emerge in the years ahead. Being an expert in transforming businesses, graduates will be in high demand across the emerging startup culture. Typical roles for graduates immediately following degree completion include the following:

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDTO)

Digital Transformations Consultant/Manager

Application/Business Process/Business Intelligence Analyst

Data Analyst/Scientist

Data/Machine Learning Engineers

Information Technology Specialist

Business Intelligence/Technology Consultant

Artificial Intelligence Related Jobs

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems Management?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Applicants with a background in computer science, engineering, science (mathematics, physics, and statistics), information systems management and business (if the domain has analytical skills) are eligible for admission to the program. However, applicants with good experience in information systems and data analysis will also be considered for admission to the program.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. An admissions interview is required.

Career Opportunities

Upper level management and other career opportunities in industry sectors such as business, construction, health care, wholesale/retail, energy, finance and economics, aviation, manufacturing, telecommunications, public services (law enforcement and security), etc. will continue to emerge in the years ahead. Being an expert in transforming businesses, graduates will be in high demand across the emerging startup culture. Typical roles for graduates immediately following degree completion include the following:

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDTO)

Digital Transformations Consultant/Manager

Application/Business Process/Business Intelligence Analyst

Data Analyst/Scientist

Data/Machine Learning Engineers

Information Technology Specialist

Business Intelligence/Technology Consultant

Artificial Intelligence Related Jobs

9 Reasons Why You Should Choose Zayed University’s College of Technological Innovation

Legacy of the University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Leading Academics in the Field

Internationally credentialed faculty will ensure the academic quality of your graduate program.

Rigor and Research

The combination of research-oriented and strong skill-based components will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice based learning that is focused on employability.

Transferable Skills Training

Transferable skills in leadership, management, decision-making, analytical reasoning, problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork will set you apart in the increasingly competitive job market.

Strong Collaboration with Industry and Government

Putting theory into practice will facilitate your learning process.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

State-of-the-art computer laboratories will provide you first-hand experience with the tools and technologies in high demand by employers today.

An Extensive Alumnus Network

Join talented alumni members who will enrich your learning experience.

Financial Support Options

Teaching and research assistantships will help you develop vital skills and give you the opportunity to network with experts that will expand your professional experience in your field of interest.

Why Should You Pursue a Master of Science in

Information Systems Management?


The Zayed University Experience

“Earning a master's degree in information systems management is a great stepping-stone towards my career goals. Not only will the degree help me gain niche knowledge to enhance my industry experience in the field of information systems management, it also will help build my credibility to advance in the field of digital transformation. I am also keen to learn more on how business and IT can be aligned to transform a business digitally for improved agility, resilience and innovation.


The research component of the master’s degree gives me the opportunity to, with the help and supervision of internationally credentialed faculty, deeply explore my topic of interest and gain real–world experience that will ultimately improve my career prospects. Furthermore, the acquisition of specialized knowledge, transferable skills, attributes and hands-on experience in new emerging technologies will set me apart for diverse job roles in a highly competitive global marketplace.”

Temesgen Mikael Abraha

Master of Science in Information Systems Management (2021)

College of Technological Innovation

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Zayed University Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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