What Elective Courses Can I Take For The MIS Program?

The MIS Program requires 9 units of elective courses to be chosen by students. Elective courses may be taken from other UPOU graduate programs like Diploma in Computer Science, Master of Development Communication, Master of ASEAN Studies, and Master of Public Management.

The following are the recommended elective courses for MIS students. If you wish to enroll in other courses not included in the list, please seek approval first from your Program Chair. 



CMSC 205 Data Communications and Networking (3 units)
Abstract data types, their implementations and use in algorithm design.
First Semester
Prerequisite: COI

CMSC 206 Database Management Systems (3 units)
Design and implementation of database management systems; relational database and query optimization; and future trends in database designs.
First Semester
Prerequisite: COI

CMSC 207 Web Programming and Development (3 units)
Developing applications using web-based technologies.
Second Semester
Prerequisite: CMSC 202 or COI

CMSC 208 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
Principles and methods of designing, implementing, validating and maintaining software systems
Second Semester
Prerequisite: COI

CMSC 209 Management Information Systems (3 units)
Fundamental concepts of planning, development and information processing implementation of MIS.
Second Semester


DEVC 202 Development Communication Concepts and Approaches (3 units)
A survey course on development communication traditions, theories, principles, and approaches.
First Semester

DEVC 206 Print and Broadcast Media Production (3 units)
The processes and techniques of print and radio broadcast development communication materials production from conceptualization, design and preparation to utilization.
Second Semester

DEVC 207 Multimedia Production (3 units)
Development Communication Materials.
Second Semester

DEVC 208 Communication, Social Marketing and Social Mobilization (3 units)
Application of communication, marketing and other social science paradigms, strategies, concepts, principles and practices in promoting and mobilizing people for developmental programs, ideas and products.
First Semester

DEVC 242 Communication and Media in the ASEAN context (3 units)
The role of communication programs, information and communications technologies, mass media and media systems in the development and evolution of the ASEAN.
First Semester

DEVC 263 Communication of Scientific and Technical Information (3 units)
Retrieving, processing and interpreting scientific and technical information for the utilization of scientists, educators, and other knowledge linkers.
First Semester



ASEAN 201 ASEAN Studies I (3 units)
Introduction to the field of ASEAN studies: the region’s geography, cultures, history, politics, economies and record of interactions; and selected current issues facing the region.
First Semester

ASEAN 202 ASEAN Studies II (3 units)
ASEAN regionalism, regional order, regional integration and community building through various theoretical perspectives.
First Semester

ASEAN 203 The ASEAN Organization (3 units)
The ASEAN as an organic entity established by the individual and collective will of the member organizations. History, organizational, structural and functional changes and developments, influence of intra-ASEAN and extra-ASEAN factors and dynamics to the developments and organizational evolution.
First Semester

ASEAN 204 Comparative Study of the History, Culture and Religion of ASEAN Countries (3 units)
Comparative study of the history, culture and religion of ASEAN countries.
First Semester

ASEAN 205 Comparative Study of Social, Economic and Political System of ASEAN Countries (3 units)
Comparative study of social, economic and political system of ASEAN countries.
First Semester

ASEAN 206 Comparative Study of the Geography and Natural Resources of ASEAN Countries (3 units)
Geography, characteristics, structure, function, resources and biodiversity of major natural habitats of the ASEAN region including unique, bio-cultural landscapes and seascapes, its conservation and sustainable use of its resources.
First Semester


PM 201 Theory and Practice of Public Administration (3 units)
Ideas, issues, and trends in the theory and practice of Public Administration and national development.
First Semester

PM 208 The Philippine Administrative System (3 units)
Nature, processes and dynamics of the Philippine Administrative System and its role in national development.
First and Second Semesters
Prerequisite: PM 201