The department at a glance
The goal of the Information Systems (IS) program is to graduate young professionals fully prepared and capable of developing highly efficient information systems that can significantly improve the processes and performance of business organizations and public institutions. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for achieving this goal, including technical, business and communications skills. The basic business knowledge provided by the program enables students to understand the IS environment. Students are schooled on both the theories and practice of the daily operations of business organizations – their infrastructures and needs for information systems. Communications skills develop the student's ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with the different entities of the business organization and the community.
To be one of the most successful Information Systems programs in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region
The Information Systems program aims, through its commitment to excellence and innovation, to meet community needs, expand the horizons of its fields of study, and set its graduates on course to fulfilling careers guided by ethics and enriched by the desire to synthesize knowledge a practice.
After a few years of their graduation, the graduates of the information system program should be able to:
- Achieve professional excellence in information systems through higher positions in the job market, entrepreneurial accomplishments or successful graduate studies.
- Adhere to a lifelong learning process toward a successful career as a professional or researcher in the field.
- Promote professionalism, ethical values, and responsibility toward society.
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
- Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.