The Microsoft Information Systems/Web Technologies program enables students to apply theoretical concepts to solve real-life problems related to web/mobile and information systems. Courses cover the principles of information systems, including design, implementation, and security, as well as providing hands-on experience - building event-driven graphical user interface applications using industry-standard tools, integrating database management functionality, assessing web and e-commerce applications strategy and needs - that equips students to effectively respond to market demand and industry trends.
Awarding the Microsoft® Qualification
The strategic agreement reached with Microsoft Cyprus offers unique competitive advantages to students who will study for the Bachelor of Information Systems/Web Technologies:
The curriculum has been updated to prepare students for the MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) certification exams. The MTA qualification will be an additional qualification for graduates of Microsoft Information Systems/Web Technologies, giving them a competitive advantage to enter the job market of IT/Web Technologies professionals.
The curriculum places emphasis on graduates the knowledge and background to set up and promote a business, within information systems, which is particularly important in the upcoming job industry of start-ups and new product innovation.
The program will be linked with the Microsoft Innovation Center and its partner organizations with the aim to connect every student with a company in the form of projects and internships, giving students valuable practical knowledge prior graduation.
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems (Focus on Web Technologies) must complete the following requirements:
General Education Requirements
Business Core Requirements
To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively
To develop an appreciation of and respect for social, moral and ethical values as the foundation of one’s relationship to others and one’s responsibilities to the community
To develop the students analytical, decision-making and communication competencies together with those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations
To build breath of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements
To produce competent and confident graduates well suited for workplace responsibilities
To provide students with a foundation in Business in general and IS in particular
To develop the students’ skills in information systems that provide accurate, timely, consistent and integrated data for effective management decision making
To centre attention directly on the skills and knowledge required by the profession and to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills in a systematic way
To provide students with specialized knowledge of web systems and develop students’ skills in web design and development
To provide students with data and information management skills necessary for decision
Explain and exemplify principles of information systems
Demonstrate capability in analyzing, designing and implementing web systems
Design and built event-driven graphical user interface applications using industry standard tools and integrating database management functionality
Apply theoretical concepts to solve real life practical problems related to web/mobile and information systems.
Demonstrate the ability to design and manipulate databases of standalone/web information systems
Demonstrate the ability to analyse data collected from diverse sources; use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to identify patterns or trends that have direct relationship to business problems
Analyze contemporary strategies for IS management
Describe contemporary architectures used in enterprise information systems
Apply theoretical knowledge in designing secure web systems
Describe the scope of and approaches to e-commerce/e-business strategy
Describe the benefits of geographical information systems in the business domain
Critically evaluate and apply concepts, techniques, strategies, and theories from any appropriate discipline in business contexts.
Describe and categorize computer networks, models, standards, network management concepts and security risks.
Software Engineering, Database Administration and Mining, Computer Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Web and Mobile Apps Programming, Teaching.