Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can pursue career opportunities in a range of fields including:

  1. Information systems Analysis & Design,
  2. Information Systems Management,
  3. IT Project Management,
  4. Information Centers,
  5. Management of Information Services,
  6. Communication Network Management,
  7. Network Administration,
  8. Distributed Systems,
  9. Business Systems Management,​
  10. Business Data Processing,
  11. Technical Support, and
  12. Entrepreneurship in MIS Areas.


First Year, 1st Semester (1) (Preparatory I) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ENGL 001English I1558-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
MATH 011Mathematics I404-
GS 021College Study Skills101-

GS 031

GS 041

Physical Education I (Male)

Health Education I (Female)

TOTAL 521/2210/916


First Year, 2nd Semester (2) (Preparatory II) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ENGL English II1558ENGL 001
CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications132CS 001
MATH 012Mathematics II404MATH 011
SCI 051Physical Sciences132-
TOTAL 4211116

Total credit hours required in the Preparatory Program: 32

Second Year, 1st Semester (3) (Freshman I) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req

CS 101

Introduction to Computing




CS 002

BUS 101

Principles of Management





MIS 102

Principles of MIS




CS 002

MATH 113

Math for Management I




MATH 012

ENGL 117

English Composition I




ENGL 002

GS 171

Belief and its Consequences




TOTAL 616317


Second Year, 2nd Semester (4) (Freshman II) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req

MIS 101

Computer Applications




CS 002

MATH 114

Math for Management II




MATH 113

ENGL 118

English Composition II




ENGL 117

BUS 121

Accounting I




CS 002

MATH 113

GS 132

GS 142

Physical Education II  (Male)

Health Education  II  (Female)




GS 031

GS 041

BUS 151






​GS 161

​Arabic Practical Grammar





TOTAL 715/167/618


  Third Year, 1st Semester  (5) (Sophomore I) ​ ​ ​  

Course code

Course title





MATH 117

Statistical Methods for

Management I

2 3 3 MATH 113
BUS 152 Macroeconomics 3 0 3 BUS 151
CS 202 Introduction to Computer Science 3 3 4 CS 101
MIS 202 Business System Analysis & Design I 3 0 3 MIS 102
BUS 222 Accounting II 2 3 3 BUS 121
GS 272 Professional Ethics 2 0 2 GS 171
 TOTAL: 6 15 9 18  



  Third Year, 2nd Semester  (6) (Sophomore II) ​ ​ ​  
Course code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
MATH 118 Statistical Methods for Management II 2 3 3 MATH 117
CS 205 Data Structures 3 3 4 CS 202
BUS 231 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 BUS 101  BUS152
     GS 262 Arabic Professional Writing  2 0 2 GS 161
MIS 304 Business System Analysis & Design II 3 0 3 MIS 202
CS 415 Computer Communications 3 0 3 -
 TOTAL: 6 16 6 18  


  Fourth Year, 1st Semester  (7) (Junior I) ​ ​    
Course Code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
MIS 204 Business Data Management 2 2 3 MIS 101
BUS 223 Financial Management  3 0 3 BUS 152  BUS 222

GS 233

GS 243

Physical Education III (Male) Health Education III (Female) 0/1 2/1 1

GS 132

GS 142

BUS 241 Operations Management 3 0 3 MATH 117
BUS 261 Business Communication 3 0 3 ENGL 118
BUS 283 Industrial Psychology  3 0 3 -
GS 373 Human Rights in Islam 2 0 2 GS 272
 TOTAL: 7 16/17 4/3 18  



  Fourth Year, 2nd Semester  (8) (Junior II) ​ ​    
Course code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
MIS 305 Intelligent Support Systems in Business 2 2 3 MIS 202  MIS 204
BUS 313 Organizational Behavior & Design 3 0 3 BUS 101
BUS 344 Project Management 3 0 3 BUS 101  BUS 223
GS 363 Arabic Communication Skills 2 0 2 GS 262
BUS 321 Business Research Methods 3 0 3 BUS 101 MATH 113
MIS XXX CS XXX Elective I 3/2 0/2 3 XXX  XXX
 TOTAL: 6 16/15 2/4 17  


  Fifth Year, 1st Semester  (9) (Senior I) ​ ​    
Course code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
BUS 305 Legal Environment 3 0 3 -
MIS 409 Information Resources Management  3 0 3 MIS 304 CS 415
BUS 411 Strategic Management  3 0 3 BUS 223  BUS 231
BUS 431 Project Feasibility Analysis 3 0 3 BUS 223  BUS 231
MIS XXX CS XXX Elective II 3/2 0/2 3 XXX  XXX
 TOTAL: 5 15/14 0/2 15    


  Fifth Year, 2nd Semester  (10) (Senior II) ​ ​ ​  
Course code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req

MIS 491

MIS 495

Field Training Senior Project  0 40 6 Senior Standing
 TOTAL: 1 0 40 6  


*Field Training should be the first destination of students

**Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead. 

  *Elective Courses ​      
Course code Course title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
MIS 307 Business Applications Development 2 2 3 CS 101
MIS 420 Enterprise Resource Planning 2 2 3 MIS 102
MIS 414 Knowledge Management  3 0 3 BUS 101  MIS 102
MIS 421 Fundamentals of E-commerce 2 2 3 MIS 102
MIS 416 Information Technology in Society  3 0 3 BUS 101  MIS 102
MIS 419 IT Service Management  3 0 3 BUS 101  MIS 102
CS 417

Social and Ethical Issues of


3 0 3 Senior Standing
CS 424 Computer Security 3 0 3 CS 202 
 TOTAL:  8 21 6 24  

 *Students MUST choose two (2) courses.


Total credit hours required in the Degree Program:127


Course Description


College Requirements


ENGL 001  English I  (15-5-8)                                                          Prerequisite: None

This is an integrated high-beginning level English course including instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar.  This course is designed to improve students' overall ability in the above-mentioned skills.  Emphasis is given to class activities and practices geared toward the development of comprehension as well as fluency, immersing students in authentic language used in everyday situations and purposes related to work, social life and leisure.


ENGL 002  English II  (15-5-8)                                                  Prerequisite: ENGL 001

This is a continuation of ENGL 001 with an emphasis on a mastery of the materials introduced in English 001, namely in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar.  This course is designed to enable students to feel comfortable in the use of the English language in the academic community.


MATH 011  Mathematics I  (4-0-4)                                                       Prerequisite: None This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to provide basic and fundamental knowledge of math concepts that is required in further study courses. The topics include: Real numbers, integral exponents and scientific notation, polynomials and their operations, rational functions, radicals, complex numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic equations, non-linear inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic functions and their graphs, synthetic division, fundamental theorem of algebra and graphs of polynomial and rational functions. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course. 


MATH 012  Mathematics II  (4-0-4)                                             Prerequisite: MATH 011 This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to build a strong base in algebra and trigonometry that is needed for further courses. The topics include: 

Exponential and logarithmic functions and their equations, trigonometric functions of any angle, fundamental properties of sine and cosine graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations in two and three variables, matrices and determinants, solving linear systems by matrix and determinant methods. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course. 


GS 021  College Study Skills  (1-0-1)                                                 Prerequisite: None This is a preparatory year course aimed at addressing issues facing new students on transferring from the secondary to further college education. Skills gained during this course include motivation, time management, effective participation and note writing in lectures and preparing for exams.


SCI 051  Physical Sciences  (1-3-2)                                                     Prerequisite: None This course is both theoretical and practical and composed of two major components, chemistry and physics. The former part is designed to provide an introductory knowledge for students in chemistry. The course enables students to learn about the atoms and periodic table, elements of chemistry, mixtures, chemical bonding molecular mixing, acids and bases, oxidation reduction and organic compounds with its related subjects such as drugs and plastics. The practical components of the course include laboratory experience to develop the students' ability in experimentation, observation, measurements and also documentation. The physics part, on the other hand, provides students with sufficient understanding and knowledge in Physics, and develops their physics practical skills to meet the requirement of their respective specializations. The main topics include Mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, and waves - sound and light. 


ENGL 117  English Composition I  (3-0-3)                                           Prerequisite: ENGL 002 The course provides pre-composition practice from sentence to paragraph. It also develops basic skills in using the library.



ENGL 118  English Composition II  (3-0-3)                                 Prerequisite: ENGL 117

It is a continuation of course ENGL 117. The course provides writing practice from paragraph to essay. It also offers practice in letter and concise writing and handles common errors in mechanics and style.


ENGL 221  Technical Report Writing  (3-0-3)                               Prerequisite: ENGL 118

Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics, and preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids.


GS 031   Physical Education I  (0-2-1)                                                 Prerequisite: None This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including physical fitness, football, and tennis.


GS 132   Physical Education II  (0-2-1)                                        Prerequisite: GS 031 This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including volleyball, swimming, and table tennis.


GS 233   Physical Education III  (0-2-1)                                           Prerequisite: GS 132 This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including basketball, badminton, and handball.


GS 041 Health Education I (1-1-1)                                                  Prerequisite: None   The course aims to introduce female students to health, physical activity and fitness as important components to quality filled life. It discusses the importance and components of a fitness program with its principles and activities. Nutrition/diet programs, body fats and body weight are discussed with their effect on health.  


GS 142 Health Education II (1-1-1)                                                   rerequisite: GS 041 The course introduces female students with the human body's major systems focusing on diseases and illnesses most pertinent to women and resulting in their mortality and disability. The course provides female students with basic training for dealing with non-life-threatening and life-threatening emergencies at home, at work, in the family and elsewhere, and in their rules as mothers, wives, and colleagues. This includes First Aids, and Cardio Pulmonary Resistance (CPR) , Types of Infection, community common diseases including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. 


GS 243 Health Education III (1-1-1)                                                Prerequisite: GS 142

Examines current and historical influences on women's health throughout the life span.

Anthropological, epidemiological, sociological, and political factors relating to specific health issues are presented. In addition to gender, the variables of race and class are examined as they affect women's health. 


CS 001  Introduction to Information Technology  (1-3-2)                 Prerequisite: None 

The students will be introduced to the main areas of Information Technology and the impact of Information Technology on society. Students will also be introduced to the main concepts and operations of a PC as well as key skills in working in a Windows based environment and word processing. The Students will also be introduced to the general concepts of networks, Internet and intranet. 


CS 002  Introduction to Computer Applications  (1-3-2)               Prerequisite: CS 001  This course will provide the students with the necessary IT key skills that will help in the course of their study. They will have hands-on experience in using a productivity tool and acquire some skills in Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation. 



GS 161  Arabic Practical Grammar  (2-0-2)                                      Prerequisite: None Studying chosen parts of Arabic grammar, verbs, the five verbs, nouns that are subject to desinential infliction with letters, derivatives, abrogative, indeclinable, numbers, hamzah, in a practical way with numerous applications. 


GS 262  Arabic Professional Writing (2-0-2)                                  Prerequisite:GS161  

Sources and forms of objective writing. Objective essay, reporting, evaluation, administrative messages, summary and scientific research.


GS 363  Arabic Communication Skills  (2-0-2)                                 Prerequisite: GS 262 Aims to develop the student's skills of effective language oral communication through conversational techniques, persuasion, influence, debating, interviews, etc. 


GS 171  Belief and its Consequences  (2-0-2)                                     Prerequisite: None The roots of the right faith, special characteristics of the Islamic faith, Islamic description of the universe, human beings and life, reasons for increasing the faith. 


GS 272  Professional Ethics  (2-02)                                                   Prerequisite: GS 171 Good behavior for the integrated Islamic personality, principles of social dealings, professional ethics. 


GS 373  Human Rights in Islam  (2-0-2)                                          Prerequisite: GS 272 Special characteristics of Islam, the five totalities and their applications, Islamic systems {social, economic, punishment} .


MIS 491 Field Training (0-40-6)                                        Prerequisite: Senior Standing A continuous period of full semester is spent in a selected work place relating to the field of study. This field internship is intended to provide students with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills learned in college in an actual work setting.  It is intended to be both practical and educational. A final report will be required at the conclusion of the internship. 


MIS 495 Senior Project   (0-40-6)                                     Prerequisite: Senior Standing Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead. Each student develops and carries out a project relevant to professional goals. The project generally involves background study or research, planning, implementation, evaluation, and preparation of a written report. A departmental Senior Project Committee must approve all project proposals and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public symposium. To foster the principle of teamwork, students may be allowed to form small groups to execute the projects jointly. Students meet weekly to discuss their projects and the research experience. The project should be viewed as the culmination of the student's degree program.


BUS 283  Industrial Psychology   (3-0-3)                                          Prerequisite: None This course is designed to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of human relations, workplace interactions, the forces involved in group dynamics, the importance of psychological testing, counseling and guidance, and interviewing techniques.


BUS 261  Business Communication  (3-0-3)                                  Prerequisite: ENGL118 Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Forms and styles of communication in and among business organizations, business letters, and library research projects and use of business periodicals. Preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered.  Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids. 



Mathematics and Statistics


MATH 113  Math for Management I (3-0-3)                                 Prerequisite: MATH 012

Linear equations and inequalities. Systems of linear equations. Basic material on matrices. Elementary introduction to linear programming. Counting techniques. Permutations and combinations. Probability for finite sample space. Basic concepts in statistics. Topics in the mathematics of finance.


MATH 114  Math for Management II (3-0-3)                          Prerequisite: MATH 113 The derivative. Rules for differentiation. Derivative of logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Differentials. Growth and decay models. Definite and indefinite integrals. Techniques of integration. Integrals involving logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions. Integration by tables. Area under a curve and between curves. Functions of several variables. Partial derivatives and their applications to optimization.


MATH 117  Statistical Methods for Management I  (2-3-3)         Prerequisite: MATH 113 Frequency tables; histogram; measures of central tendency and dispersion; correlations as a descriptive measure; probability theory; sampling; probability descriptions; estimation and confidence intervals; applications for managerial decisions.


MATH 118  Statistical Methods for Management II  (2-3-3)       Prerequisite: MATH 117 Hypothesis testing for means and variances; index numbers and time series; linear simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis; the chi-squared and F distributions and their applications.




MIS 101  Computer Applications  (2-3-3)                                     Prerequisite: CS002 Introduction to computer components. Hands-on exposure to PC-based applications including word processing, spreadsheet, statistics, introduction to database, electronic mail, business graphics, and introduction to internet.


MIS 102  Principles of MIS  (3-0-3)                                              Prerequisite: CS 002

A survey of MIS concepts. Information systems for operational, tactical and strategic management in the various functions of an organization. Overview of end-user computing. 


MIS 202  Business Systems Analysis & Design I  (3-0-3)          Prerequisite: MIS 102     Fundamentals of systems development life cycle. Basic systems analysis and design tools: data dictionary, data flow diagrams, process specifications, entity-relationship diagrams, and CASE tools. Emphasis on front-end phases of SDLC. Practice of analysis and design through case studies. 


MIS 204 Business Data Management (2-2-3)                             Prerequisite: MIS 101     Database versus file processing environments, Data resource management, Database support for various levels of management. Relational Database model. Conceptual data modeling. Logical database design. Integrity and security. Database languages including SQL and QBE. Data and Database administration. Case studies in DBMS development and implementation using MS ACCESS or ORACLE client versions.

MIS 304  Business Systems Analysis & Design II  (3-0-3)          Prerequisite: MIS 202    Development of computerized business systems using CASE tools, DBMS, 4GL and or application generators. Project management techniques. Emphasis on back-end phases of SDLC. Team projects to develop real business systems.


MIS 305  Intelligent Support Systems in Business (2-3-3)    Prerequisites: MIS 202, MIS 204

Introduction to Management Support systems (MSS): Decision Support Systems, Group Decision Support Systems, and Executive Information Systems. Expert System and Neural Networks. Tools and Techniques for developing and using these systems. Integration of MSS. Team projects to develop MSS. 


MIS 307 Business Applications Development (2-2-3)                     Prerequisite: CS 101 Comprehensive introduction to business applications development using any generic computer programming language such as Visual Basic with particular focus on good programming style. The emphasis is on the graphic-multimedia user interface development, decisions and conditions using object-oriented, event-driven programming methods and techniques with a high level development tool.  


MIS 409  Information Resources Management  (3-0-3)              Prerequisites: MIS 304, CS 415

Theories and practices in the management of organizational information systems resources. Frameworks for introduction, evolution, and assimilation of information systems into an organization.

Roles of IT and roles of people using, developing, and managing systems. Global concepts of IT. Societal and ethical issues related to IS design and use. 


MIS 420 Enterprise Resource Planning (2-2-3)                      Prerequisite: MIS 102

This course introduces students to the main ideas and fundamental technologies underlying the development, implementation and use of integrated enterprise information systems. Students will have a practical exposure of how various business processes are integrated in a single enterprise wide system such as SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, etc.


MIS 414 Knowledge Management (3-0-3)                  Prerequisite: BUS 101, MIS 102

An introduction to the ways in which organizations create, identify, capture, process, and distribute knowledge. Topics include knowledge generation and coordination, knowledge markets, knowledge transfer and skills, and knowledge management principles. Discussion also covers new organizations and intellectual capital; the integration of human resources, training and development, information systems and security, and business units to implement knowledge management strategies; and new roles and responsibilities for knowledge workers.


 MIS 421 Fundamentals of e-commerce (2-2-3)                           Prerequisite:   MIS 102


This foundational course focuses on principles of e-commerce from a business perspective. This course provides an overview of business and technology topics, business models, virtual value chain, and innovation, marketing strategies and social media. In addition, some of the major issues associated with e-commerce security, privacy, intellectual property rights, authentication, encryption, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities will be explored. The course would provide students with practical knowledge in any of the following web development technologies and languages: HTML, DHTML, XHTML, PHP, ASP, .NET or others.


MIS 416 Information Technology in Society (3-0-3)        Prerequisite:  BUS 101, MIS 102 Focus on familiarizing students with the impacts of information technology on organizations, individuals, society and quality of life, social and ethical considerations including security, piracy, and freedom. Students are exposed to IT issues related to legislative responsibilities, IT laws, computer crimes, intellectual property rights, software standards, data protection, health risks, and ergonomics.


MIS 419 IT Service Management (3-0-3)                        Prerequisite: BUS101, MIS 102

The course focuses on relationships between the service management disciplines, presenting it as an integrated set of processes. Organizations have become increasingly dependent upon IT to satisfy their corporate objectives. IT Service Management is concerned with delivering and supporting IT services that are appropriate to the business requirements. ITIL provides a comprehensive, consistent and coherent set of best practices for the IT service management processes to achieve business effectiveness and efficiency. The course format is based on an interesting and challenging mix of formal lectures, syndicate work and group discussions







BUS 101  Principles of Management  (3-0-3)                                   Prerequisite: None The basic principles and practices of management in all kinds of enterprise. Such functions as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling are given particular attention. The problems of developing countries including Saudi Arabia are given emphasis.


BUS 121  Accounting I  (2-3-3)                                 Prerequisites: CS 002, MATH 113 Accounting principles and techniques underlying the preparation of the income statement and balance sheet of a business enterprise. An overview of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the recognition of revenues and expenses, and the valuation of assets and liabilities. Utilization of basic accounting software packages.


BUS 151  Microeconomics  (3-0-3)                                                  Prerequisite: None

The definition of the economic problems and market systems. Demand and consumer behavior, supply, production and costs. Price determination and equilibrium of the firm under different market structures. Pricing factors of production. public goods and externalities.


BUS 152  Macroeconomics  (3-0-3)                                                                 Prerequisite: BUS 151 An introduction to macroeconomic analysis. National income accounting and determination. Business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money, banking, and monetary policy, economic growth and development, international trade and finance.


BUS 222  Accounting II  (2-3-3)                                            Prerequisite: BUS 121

Accounting principles and techniques underlying the financial statements of partnerships and corporations. Accounting for stocks and dividends. Accounting for bond issues. Statement of cash flows. General price level adjusted financial statements. Analysis of financial statements. Cost accounting systems for manufacturing concerns. Cost-volume-profit analysis, responsibility accounting, and budgeting. Cost-revenue analysis for decision making. Utilization of basic accounting software packages.


BUS 223  Financial Management  (3-0-3)                 Prerequisites: BUS 152, BUS 222

An introductory course which presents basic theories, concepts, and analytical techniques in financial management. Topics covered in the course include evaluation of financial goals and objectives. Overview of financial markets and institutions; financial statements and cash flows; time value of money; ratio analysis; working capital management; short-term financing operating and financial. 


BUS 231  Principles of Marketing  (3-0-3)                 Prerequisites: BUS 101, BUS152 The basic principles of marketing are introduced. Material covered includes marketing's role in society and the firm, marketing concept, market segmentation and target marketing, market measurement, and the elements of the marketing mix, including product planning, physical distribution, promotion, personal selling, mass selling, and price setting. leverages, financial forecasting and planning, capital budgeting techniques.


BUS 241  Operations Management  (3-0-3)                              Prerequisite: MATH 117 Production systems; capacity and facility location problems; layout planning; forecasting; production scheduling and control; inventory and quality control.


BUS 313  Organization Behavior and Design  (3-0-3)                 Prerequisite: BUS 101 Study of structure, process, and behavior of groups and individuals within an organization. Learning techniques include case studies, experimental method, and group problem-solving.


BUS 305  Legal Environment  (3-0-3)                                           Prerequisite: None Basic legal concepts and laws of Saudi Arabia covering business transactions. Special emphasis on legal proceedings of actual cases. The nature of the external legal system and how it relates to Saudi Arabia.

BUS 321 Business Research Methods (3-0-3)          Prerequisite: BUS 101, MATH 113    

This course aims to provide students with a firm knowledge of business research. It focuses on the analysis of business problems and the use of scientific social research methods as a problem-solving tool. This includes understanding and utilizing suitable research designs, methods, and approaches, as well as research tools for data collection, analyses, report writing and presentation. 


BUS 344  Project Management  (3-0-3)                                       Prerequisites: BUS 223 This course covers the project management system. Methods and cases on how to plan, measure, evaluate, and control large-scale projects


BUS 411  Strategic Management  (3-0-3)                     Prerequisite: BUS 223, BUS 231 Case study policy-making from a general management point of view. Emphasis is on problem analysis, the decision-making process, administration and control, and continuous reappraisal of policies and objectives. Saudi business cases and computer simulations are used.


BUS 431 Project Feasibility Analysis  (3-0-3)              Prerequisites: BUS 223, BUS 231 The utility of business management principles and techniques in Arabic. Includes preparation of a critical project feasibility study from the Kingdom, and discussion of contemporary issues in business and economics.


Computer Science


CS 101  Introduction to Computing  (2-3-3)                                Prerequisite: CS 002 Overview of computers and computing. Introduction to a typical programming language, such as Java. Basic data types and operators. Basic object-oriented concepts. Wrapper classes. Console input/output. Logical expressions and control structures. Memory models and methods. Arrays and strings. More object-oriented concepts. 

Lab work (Closed Lab) 

Programming assignments to exercise the use of the various features of the object oriented programming language taught in the course. This may include the implementation of basic applets, numerical algorithms such as finding the average, standard deviation etc., as well as non-numerical algorithms such as basic recursive methods used in sorting and searching techniques. 


CS 202  Introduction to Computer Science  (3-3-4)                                           Prerequisite: CS 101 Advanced programming concepts. Simple graphical user interfaces. Basic data structures. Searching and sorting techniques. Survey of computer science areas. Case studies and practice in developing small scale programs. Lab work (Closed Lab)

Programming assignments to practice different problem solving strategies, with emphasis on sound object-oriented basis. Solving basic problems using static and dynamic data structures. Solving various searching and sorting algorithms using iterative and recursive approaches


 CS 205  Data Structures  (3-3-4)                                                                         Prerequisite: CS 202 Analysis of basic data structures. Specification and design of advanced abstract data types (ADTs) and garbage collection. Secondary storage structures and file processing. Introduction to design patterns. Case studies and practice in developing medium scale programs. Software development using inheritance, frameworks and component architectures. 

Lab work (Closed Lab) 

Programming assignments and projects for software applications that make use of the data structures introduced in class. Emphasis on design and implementation of object-oriented abstract data types. Stress on software development of medium scale applications using the developed ADTs.




CS 415 Computer Communications (3-0-3)                                       Prerequisite: None

A clear and comprehensive study of computer communications including data communications, data communication networking, and computer communications architecture; Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design; explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design. It also provides updated coverage of multimedia, WiFi/IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, and more.



CS 417  Social & Ethical Issues of Computing (3-0-3)                      Prerequisite: Senior Standing Impact of computing on society; ethical foundations, governance and regulations, freedom of speech, property, privacy, security, professional responsibility & leadership challenges.


CS 424  Computer Security  (3-0-3)                                                Prerequisite: CS 202 A thorough and comprehensive study of information security; topics covered include ten domains in the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge, such as Security Management Practices, Security Architecture and Models, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP), Law, Investigations, and Ethics, Physical Security, Operations Security, Access Control Systems and Methodology, Cryptography, Telecomm, Network, and Internet Security. Students will be familiar with the design and implementation of security solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability.