Management Information Systems (With Thesis)


General Information

The management information systems, which form the basis of the information age, are being dealt with a more comprehensive and depth manner in the world and in our country, finding many
different fields of application and therefore rapidly gaining importance and affecting many sciences. It is inevitable for these branches of science, which are actively interacting with the management information systems, to have a sound and scientific basis for the interaction in question. In parallel with these developments, people in almost every area are interested in these systems that increase productivity in management and want to specialize in their fields. The purpose of the Master of Science (MSc) in Management Information Systems is to train specialists with scientific background in this field and contribute to research activities.
The program in which the language of instruction is Turkish can be completed with or without a thesis. There are 2 professors, 1 associate professor, 2 assistant professors, and 1 research assistant in our department's academic staff.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Science in Management Information Systems. 

Level of Qualification

Graduate Program

Admission Requirements

Students who wants to apply Management Information Systems Master Program should have at least 4-year bachelor's degree. The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 50 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ufuk University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on: 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.

Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning

The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at UFUK University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The programme consists of both thesis and without thesis programmes. Thesis programme a minimum of eight courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 24 local credits. In without thesis programme, students should take minimum of 30 local credits and one “semester project”. The seminar course, thesis and semester project are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student is required to successfully complete the designated list of courses and meet the requirement of a minimum of 120 ECTS credits in thesis programme and 90 ECTS credits in without thesis programme. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00 and no falling grades. In thesis programme, students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and at least 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. 

Profile of the Programme

Master’s program trains managers, who have a full knowledge of the academic literature, and theoretical and practical knowledge about business management cientific studies and interpret scientific researches and seize the importance of lifelong learning and ethical values at the same time.

Key Learning Outcomes

Management Information Systems is the only area of ​​specialization that focuses on both business processes and information and communication technologies. The skills gained in this area include
highly sought-after expertise in business applications that enable them to develop creative solutions that help explain technological developments in business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, create and manage teams to develop these solutions, and look at a technological perspective to understand business requirements.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Management Information Systems Graduates from the department can work as business analysts, business development specialists, business intelligence analysts, database administrators, database analysts, information systems managers, information technology consultants, information technology development project managers, network administrators, system analysts, system developers, technicians support specialists, web developers, etc., can work in positions with extremely attractive possibilities.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Courses - Term, Credit and ECTS Credit
- 1 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
1
Compulsory
YBS 501
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
YBS 503
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
YBS 505
DATA AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
YBS 507
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
3
7,5
- 2 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
2
Compulsory
YBS 504
INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3
7,5
2
Compulsory
YBS 506
DEVELOPMENTS IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
3
7,5
2
Compulsory
YBS 508
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
3
7,5
2
Compulsory
YBS 510
RESEARCH METHODS
3
7,5
- 3 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
3
Compulsory
YBS 531
SEMINAR
3
7,5
3
Compulsory
YBS 532
THESIS
-
-
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Students are required to take a mid-term and final examination for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade and the final examination grade with the contribution of 40% and 60% respectively. To pass any course, a student must receive at least 60 out of 100. Students whose Cum GPA are at least 2.50 are considered successful. Students whose Cum GPA lower than 2.50 (CB) must retake the courses that they had CC grades.The assessment for each course is described in detail in "Individual Course Description".

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations”.

Mode of Study

Full time

Programme Director

Prof. Dr. Semih BÜKER

Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management Information Systems

Dr. Rıdvan Ege Kampüsü, Kızılcaşar mah. 06830

İncek-Gölbaşı/Ankara

Courses – Key Learning Outcomes Relation Matrix
Management Information Systems (Thesis) Courses – Key Learning Outcomes Relation Matrix
 PQ1PQ2PQ3PQ4PQ5PQ6PQ7PQ8PQ9PQ10PQ11PQ12PQ13
YBS 503             
YBS 501             
YBS 505             
YBS 507             
YBS 504             
YBS 508             
YBS 506             
YBS 510             
YBS 530             
YBS 532             
NQF-HETR/Program Competencies Matrix

NQF-HETR/Program Competencies Matrix

Basic Field

Management Information Systems

Program Qualifications

National Qualifications Framework

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Knowledge

1

                          

1

Knowledge

2

                          

2

  

Skill

1

                          

1

Skill

2

                          

2

3

                          

3

  

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)

1

                          

1

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)

2

                          

2

3

                          

3

Competence (Learning)

1

                          

1

Competence (Learning)

Competence (Communication and Social)

1

                          

1

Competence (Communication and Social)

2

                          

2

3

                          

3

4

                          

4

Competence (Field Specific)

1

                          

1

Competence (Field Specific)

2

                          

2

3

                          

3

4