Degree Programs

The Master in Information Systems (MIS) program is designed to provide professionals in the Information Technology industry with advanced training in information systems without requiring them to take extended leaves from their current posts.

The program was developed in cooperation with the Institute of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños.

 

Program Goals

Graduates of the program are expected to be able to:

  •     Demonstrate in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems; and 
  •     Undertake the proper design and implementation of a production-grade information systems.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants who have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Diploma in Computer Science from UP with a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.5 or better are qualified for admission.

All other applicants must satisfy the following qualifications:

  •     a Bachelor’s degree in any field from any recognized institution with a GWA of 2.0 or better; 
  •     proficiency in at least one programming language; and 
  •     two years IT-related work experience (this requirement may be waived if the applicant is a graduate of BS in Computer Science, BS in IT, BS in Information Management or a related field).

Applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements will be advised to apply to the Diploma in Computer Science program.

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

1st Semester

IS 201 Computer Ethics (3 units)
IS 214 Principles of Programming Languages (3 units)
Elective Course (3 units)

2nd Semester
IS 215 Advanced Computer Systems (3 units)
IS 226 Web Information Systems (3 units)
Elective Course 3


SECOND YEAR

1st Semester
IS 238 Client/Server Computing (3 units)
IS 272 Strategic Information Systems Development (3 units)
IS 295a Information System Project I  (2 units)

2nd Semester
IS 295b Information System Project II (2 units)
Elective Course (3 units)

TOTAL: 31 UNITS

Graduation Requirements


To complete the program, a student must earn a total of 31 academic units consisting of 18 units of core courses, 9 units of elective courses and 4 units of IS project.

After a satisfactory evaluation of IS 295a and earning eighteen (18) units of core courses, with a weighted average grade of 2.0 or better in core courses, the student may apply to take a general examination to be prepared by a committee appointed by the UPOU. If failed, one re-examination will be allowed upon unanimous approval of the examination committee.


A weighted average of less than 2.0 in the thirty one (31) units of courses required in the program, or failure in the re-examination disqualifies the student from earning the MIS degree. A student must also comply with other UPOU rules for graduation.


Elective Courses

Elective courses may be taken from other UPOU graduate programs like Hospital Administration, Public Health, Nursing, Management, Development  Communication, and Education. Elective courses may also be taken from any  UP constituent unit offering residential graduate programs like Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics,  Management, Economics, Agriculture, and Forestry. Students must consult with  their advisers before taking any elective courses.

Description of MIS Core Courses

IS 201 Computer Ethics (3 units)
Ethical issues confronting the computer professional. First Semester. PR. COI.

IS 214 Principles of Programming Languages (3 units)
Formal language theory, principles, and techniques of compiler construction, programming language, design concepts; parallelism and formal semantics. First Semester. PR. COI.

IS 215 Advanced Computer Systems (3 units)
Recent developments in computer architecture and computer systems. Second Semester. PR. CMSC 203 or COI.

IS 226 Web Information Systems (3 units)
WWW programming, electronic commerce and online databases. Second Semester. PR. (CMSC 208 and CMSC 209) or COI.

IS 238 Client/Server Computing (3 units)
Client/server computing techniques, system design, software and applications. First Semester. PR. CMSC 205 or COI.

IS 272 Strategic Information Systems Development (3 units)
Information engineering concepts and tools for strategic systems planning and development. First Semester. PR. CMSC 206 or COI.

IS 295a Information System Project Proposal ( 2 units)
Information System Design. First and Second Semesters. PR. COI.

IS 295b Information System Project Implementation ( 2 units)
Information System Implementation. First and Second Semesters. PR. COI

Faculty

1. Concepcion L. Khan 

2. Ria Borromeo
3. Roberto Figueroa
4. Reinald Adrian Pugoy
5. Jonnell Enrique (Lecturer)
6. Alexander G. Flor Jr. (Lecturer)
7. Gerard G. Ravasco (Lecturer)