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MS Information Technology (IT)

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Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology focuses on training students in the core concepts of computing and business so graduates can develop successful careers in management positions that require deep technical skills. The coursework is designed to meet the needs of students who want to build a strong background in information systems and the application of information and communications technology in business. Given today's ubiquitous computing, organizations have a critical need for people who understand, in depth, both computers and business. The program is intended to produce successful technology leaders who possess deep expertise in technology and business strategy.

Aims of the Program

A major goal of this program is to produce graduates who can satisfy the industry needs of incorporating enterprise-wide information systems (e.g. SAP R/3 ERP). The curriculum of MS-IST aims to achieve simultaneously the following educational goals and outcomes:

  • Equip the students with fundamental and advanced concepts of Information Systems with particular emphasis on the application of these concepts to further advance the state of art technology and to meet the needs of growing IT industry.
  • Understand the business processes and identify the needed IT resources including hardware, software and communication technologies
  • Plan, select, integrate, deploy, manage and support the required IT resources
  • To impart effective leadership and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing and understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and their responsibilities as IT professionals.

Information systems (IS) are a multi-faceted field, and require multi-disciplinary perspectives. In order to apply technology effectively, a broad range of subjects are covered, such as web technologies, multimedia and database systems, business management technology , data communication and networking, software design, and enterprise-wide solution development. The practice-based curriculum of MS-IST prepares graduates to work in IT departments of corporate and manufacturing sector entities. Their role is to conceive, design and implement IT solutions to business and management problems. The program is highly demanding and prepares students to take any challenging role as IT professional or Information Systems Expert.

Career Prospects

Over the last few decades there has been a tremendous growth in IT, which has almost revolutionized the very outlook of the world. The projected demand for trained I.T. professionals indicates a clear imbalance between the demand and supply of IT professionals with the result that this sector offers one of the highest remuneration packages. The various types of job functions available in a typical net-based environment would be content development, graphic designing, e-commerce, strategic planning, and business development and so on.

Admission criteria

A prospective applicant to an MS/M Phil or 18 Years equivalent program must have:

a. 16 Years of formal education with no more than one second division or less than 2.50 CGPA throughout the academic career.
b. No third division in entire academic career.
c. Pass any of the following with 50% marks:
i. GRE / GAT / NTS (General); or
ii. UMT Graduate Admission Test; and
iii. Admission Interview by UMT Graduate Admission Committee
d. Minimum 50% marks in previous degree in case of annual system or 2.50/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution for admission in UMT MS/MPhil, LLM or MBA programs.
e. Fulfilled the minimum criteria of HEC for admission in MS/M.Phil program. Meet the specific eligibility criteria, if any, of the department / school concerned.
f. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
g. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
h. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

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