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Postgraduate Programmes

Management Information Systems

About the Programme

In today’s global environment, business performance has become increasingly dependent on the ability to develop insights from data. Enhance your professional prospects with our MSc. Management Information Systems degree! This course of study will equip you with cutting-edge tools and techniques to strategically design and manage information systems and digital platforms in today’s dynamic global information and communications environment.

You will discover:

  • Information systems analysis, design and implementation.
  • how to manage complex information systems in everchanging business and consumption environments.
  • the world and systems of e-commerce and social media, data science and big data.
  • the fundamentals of uncovering business and consumer insights through the application of data science in the pursuit of competitive advantage. 

Facilities and Resources

Laptop and Textbook Package - A new laptop and textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. The package fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep the laptop and all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • E-Commerce/ Digital Systems Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Why Study in Barbados

Boasting idyllic ocean views and a potpourri of cultures, Cave Hill Campus is the ideal location to benefit from a world class education while having a diverse international experience. 

Save money by completing your graduate degree in 15 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

Additional Information

Having enrolled in the only graduate MIS programme in the Caribbean region with a Systems Design component, our students will complete their studies with a competitive edge. 

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At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 15 mths full time; 24 - 30 mths part time


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Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  • ICT, Innovation and Change
  • Information Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Management Programming: MySQL and VBA
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Data Preparation and Visualisation

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please CLICK HERE for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2021)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2021) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2022-2023. 

Entry Requirements for Degreed Applicants

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.

Students are expected to have a good grounding in a computer- related subject such as information technology or computer science and/or a grounding in business, management, management science, mathematics, statistics, economics, or a quantitative social science. Students who are adjudged to have an insufficient background in an information technology, computer science, business, economics, statistics or management discipline may still qualify for entry into the programme, but will be required to pursue a preliminary year of study before the MSc. Management Information Systems courses are pursued.
Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:

(a) they are currently working in an Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Statistics,    Economics or Management related field, and;

(b) they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Department.

Two letters of recommendation must be provided by all degreed applicants.
Entry Requirements for Non-Degreed Applicants
For individuals working in the private sector who have a desire to obtain advanced training in Management Information Systems, the Department is considering opening its doors to a restricted number of these individuals. It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route will be required to undertake a preliminary year of study. The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:

Technical certificates or diplomas that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.

Five years’ experience in an Information Technology, Computer Science Statistical, Economic or Management-related field.

They are successful at an interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Department of Management Studies.

Two letters of recommendation are provided.