MISTM is intended to provide the student with a solid foundation across key technologies and systems theories

MISTM Overview

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, competitive environments. They are geared to support the integration of systems and technological infrastructure within an organization 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 organization 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 relatively effortlessly.

Benefits of the MISTM

  • Build confidence to effectively manage 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 organizationalgoals and objectives
  • Gain academic credence from the formalizationof what was known and learnt, on successful completion of the programme.
  • World Class Faculty:Internationally recognized academicians and practitioners to ensure that your experience is a dynamic, practical and relevant one.
  • International Study Trip:Students will have the opportunity to visit and observe best practices internationally

Programme Structur

MISTMis a 2 year part-time programme which consists of

  • 9 Core Courses
  • 7 Workshops
  • 3 Additional Courses
  • 1 Practicum

The academic year is broken into three trimesters, January to April; May to August; September to December; with exams and/or assessments in April, August and December. Traditionally classes areheld on evenings (5:30pm to 8:30pm) and on weekends.

Benefits of the Lok Jack GSB

Institutional Accreditation

  • Locally accredited by Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) Institutional accreditation
  • GATE Funding available for eligible individuals
  • UWI-Lok Jack GSB community with more than 2,000 alumni o Featured alumni
  • Local and International Faculty o Academic Faculty who have done extensive research in business education internationally
  • Practioners who are business owners and have successful operations and expansions in many territories
  • Faculty who facilitate learning and ensure you have grasp concepts for each area of business in this specialty
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities with prominent Alumni
    • Bizbooster
    • HigherEd EFMD Global Career Services § International Study Trip
  • Access the UWI´s Facilities (Library, Study rooms, etc. – include here what they actually have access to)

MISTM programme produces graduates with advanced academic and practical expertise in information systems

Entry Requirements

  • 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;

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • Completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information System and Technology Management offered by the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Busines

Persons without a first degree will not be allowed to enrol directly into the Masters 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 via this mature entry route

Transition from Postgraduate to Masters:

Students who successfully complete the 20 credits of the Postgraduate Diploma and wish to transition to the Masters without being awarded the Diploma must complete the additional 24 credits, as those who registered directly into the Masters.

Additionally, applicants are required to becomputer literate (i.e. Microsoft Proficient and Internet Savvy)

Core Courses

  • Fundamentals Computer Networking, Telecommunications and the Internet
  • Database Systems and Management

Workshops

  • Preparation for Authentic Learning (24 hours)
  • Information Literacy (8 Hours)

Core Courses

  • Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Business System Integration and Technology Adoption

Workshops

  • Emerging Technologies (24 hours –2 credits)
  • Communication Skills (12 hours)

Core Courses

  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce
  • Information System Security, Ethics and Law

Workshops

  • Fundamentals of Leadership (36 hours)

Core Courses

  • Strategic Business Information Systems

Additional Courses

  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Workshops

  • Research Methods (36 hours

Practicum

Core Courses

  • Information Technology Project Management

Additional Courses

  • Information Systems Operations Maintenance and Support

Workshops

  • Business and Management Fundamentals for CIOs (36 hours)

Practicum

  • Practicum Commencement

Core Courses

  • Information Technology Governance

Additional Courses

  • Information Security Program Development and Incident Managemen

Workshops

  • Financial Management

Practicum

  • Practicum Completion and Presentation