Redefine organisational value through knowledge-based technology, innovation, and data-driven re-engineering of markets, processes and resources.
The aim of the MISTM programme is to produce graduates with advanced academic and practical expertise in information systems and technology management, for effective performance across a wide range of dynamic and competitive environments. Students are trained to support the integration of systems and technological infrastructure within an organisation and create a data-driven, knowledge-based environment. Furthermore, the MISTM is intended to provide the student with a solid foundation across key technologies and systems theories, provide sufficient consideration of those areas that would fall under the purview of the manager, and allow for further specialization and research. The programme is not intended to focus on any one area of Management Information Systems, make the participant an Information Technology expert, nor be the source of discussion of any particular technology. Rather, it builds sufficient capability that persons would be able to contribute within an organisation or venture, on one part, and those seeking to pursue specialist skills in any one particular area would have enough exposure to the relevant area to attain further skills effortlessly.
Benefits of the MISTM
- Build confidence to manage effectively the information resource and underlying technologies in an environment of rapid changes.
- Build competence to engage the resources and craft the overarching architecture streamlined to stated organisational goals and objectives.
- Gain academic credence through the formalisation of your experiential knowledge upon successful completion of the programme.
- World-class Faculty: Internationally recognised academicians and practitioners to ensure that your experience is dynamic, practical, and relevant.
- International Study Trip: Students will have the opportunity to visit and observe best practices internationally.
The MISTM is a two-year part-time programme that consists of:
- Nine (9) Core Courses
- Seven (7) Workshops
- Three (3) Additional Courses
- One (1 ) Practicum
The academic year is broken into three (3) trimesters: January to April, May to August, September to December – with exams in April, August, and December. Traditionally classes are held on evenings (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) and on weekends.
Benefits of the Lok Jack GSB
- Globally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Locally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
- GATE funding available for eligible individuals
- Brilliant and qualified faculty of local and international academics and experts
- Academic faculty who have completed extensive research in business education internationally
- Practitioners who are business owners with successful operations and expansions in many territories
- Dedicated faculty who facilitate learning and ensure you have grasped concepts for each area of business in this specialty
Premium Student Experience
- Access to UWI-Lok Jack GSB’s community of more than 2,000 alumni
- Mentorship opportunities with prominent alumni
- Networking opportunities
- International Study Trips
- HigherEd EFMD Global Career Services
- World-class facilities available for study, research, and recreation
- Additional access to the UWI, St. Augustine’s facilities
The MISTM programme produces graduates with advanced academic and practical expertise in information systems.
- Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least Lower Second class honours or its GPA equivalent in a related field such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Information Systems Management, Computing, Information Technology Networking, Internet Technology or similar fields.
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognised university with at least Lower Second Class Honours or its GPA equivalent, and possess at least two (2) years professional experience in the field.
- Completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information System and Technology Management offered by the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Persons without a first degree will not be allowed to enrol directly into the Master programme.
Non-degree Route (Postgraduate Diploma):
Candidates who do not hold formal university degrees but possess a record of active and extensive professional experience in the field. Candidates with five (5) years’ experience in related professions will be eligible for entry through this mature entry route.
Transition from Postgraduate to Masters:
Students who successfully complete the twenty (20) credits of the Postgraduate Diploma and wish to transition to the Master without being awarded the Diploma must complete the additional twenty-four (24) credits, as those who registered directly into the Master.
Additionally, applicants are required to be computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Proficient and Internet Savvy)
- Fundamentals of Computer Networking, Telecommunications and the Internet
- Database Systems and Management
- Preparation for Authentic Learning (24 hours)
- Information Literacy (8 Hours)
- Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence
- Business System Integration and Technology Adoption
- Emerging Technologies (24 hours –2 credits)
- Communication Skills (12 hours)
- Electronic and Mobile Commerce
- Information System Security, Ethics and Law
- Fundamentals of Leadership (36 hours)
- Strategic Business Information Systems
- Technology Entrepreneurship
- Research Methods (36 hours)
- Information Technology Project Management
- Information Systems Operations Maintenance and Support
- Business and Management Fundamentals for CIOs (36 hours)
- Practicum Commencement
- Information Technology Governance
- Information Security Program Development and Incident Management
- Financial Management
- Practicum Completion and Presentation