The Department of Management Information Systems was established according to the decision of the Supreme Council of the University in its twentieth session held on 07/30/1404 AH, and the study was organized with it at the beginning of the first semester of the year 1404/1405 AH. The department applies international quality standards in designing its academic programs, as it seeks to provide students with knowledge of how to invest information technology to support, coordinate, analyze and control administrative decisions. The department is still academically supervising female students of the College of Applied Studies and Community Service in the "Computer and Information Systems" program. The department is currently working on developing a postgraduate program, which is expected to be launched in 2021-2022 AD, and is working to obtain Saudi academic accreditation NCAAA.

Vision

To be a recognized as a prominent MIS department in education, research, and community service at the local and regional levels.

Mission

Preparing distinguished graduates with managerial and technical skills to provide business solutions, contributing to scientific research in the field, and developing community partnership.

Goals
  • To prepare graduates with managerial and technical skills who can develop solutions in a dynamic business environment.
  • To build a research environment where faculty and students produce cutting edge research in their area of interest and contribute to literature.
  • To offer academic programs that are accredited by local and international accrediting institutions.
  • To foster the awareness of professional ethics concerning learning and practice among the students and faculty.
  • To provide a high-quality learning environment by offering state-of-the-art programs and computer aided teaching.
  • Consolidating the relationship with local and international organisations to exchange academic and professional experiences.

Management Information Systems Program
Mission:

“To prepare students to become professionals in management information systems field who can provide solutions using state-of-the-art information technology tools and techniques across functional areas of a business. The program equips its graduates with communication, problem-solving, decision-making, technical, and managerial skills appropriate to the job market with adherence to high ethical standards and commitment to lifelong learning.”

Goals:
  1. Enabling graduates to become effective communicators and efficient business technology users.
  2. Enabling graduates to demonstrate technical as well as problem-solving skills using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  3. Developing the ability of graduates to make decisions in a business context and effectively collaborate within a team.
  4. Increasing competitiveness of graduates in the job market by achieving local and international program accreditations.
  5. Developing the awareness of graduates about ethical issues in business and social contexts.
  6. Improving the competence of graduates in designing and implementing business solutions using contemporary technologies.
  7. Enabling students to contribute to the research and development in fields related to their area of study.
  8. Consolidating the relationship with local and international organizations to exchange academic and professional experiences in line with the Kingdom 2030 vision.
The Department Currently Offers Two Major Tracks/Pathways Which Are:
  1. Business Data Analytics

     Business data analytics are practices and processes that apply different techniques and procedures to inspect, clean, transform and model business data with the goal of discovering useful information business to provide conclusions that help improve decision-making processes. This concentration focuses on understanding the fundamentals of business analytics and its various applications, and the different tools used to analyze and manage data within organizations.

    The main courses of This track are:
    • Introduction to Business Analytics
    • Business Analytics Applications
    • Knowledge Management

  2. Blockchain Enterprise Systems

     Blockchain technology is a joint database or a public ledger that stores data of all transactions that have been executed and shared between multiple computers in different locations. These records are stored in a way that is non-erasable, which gives a permanent record of data for businesses.

      This concentration provides the fundamentals of blockchain technology. It also demonstrates how blockchain relates to current information systems and provide insights into the development of blockchain-based systems.

    The main courses of This track are:
    • Fundamental of Blockchain
    • Introduction to Blockchain Applications
    • Blockchain System Development
The MIS program prepares its graduates for the following jobs:
  • Business Information Systems Analyst
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Data Analyst
  • Blockchain System Consultant
  • Programmer-Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Information Systems Consultant
  • Database Designer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • Information Security Analyst
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Dr. Yonis Gulzar

Assistant Professor

Office Number 2028
Office Phone 135896205
Email ygulzar@kfu.edu.sa

PhD International Islamic University Malaysia Malaysia
MSc Bangalore University India
BSc University of Kashmir
  1. Database Systems
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Deep Learning
  4. Query Processing
  5. Information Retrieval
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Dr. Abid Mehmood

Assistant Professor

Office Number 2048
Office Phone 0135896276
Email aafzal@kfu.edu.sa

PhD Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia
MSc Quaid i Azam University Pakistan
BSc University of Peshawar Pakistan
  1. Computer Vision
  2. Internet of Things
  3. Model-Driven Engineering
  4. Dynamic and Self-Adaptive Systems
  5. Neural Networks and Deep Learning
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Dr. Othman Al-Wasila

Assistant Professor

Office Number -
Office Phone -
Email oidress@kfu.edu.sa

PhD Omdurman Islamic University Sudan
MSc Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
BSc Omdurman Islamic University Sudan
  1. Web Design
  2. Programming Systems
  3. Networks and Databases
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Dr. Abdulrahman Alnaim

Assistant Professor

Office Number 2026
Office Phone -
Email aalnaim@kfu.edu.sa

PhD
MSc University of California USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Patterns
  2. Cyber Security
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. Network Function Virtualization
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Dr. Limia Hassan Mohamed

Assistant Professor

Office Number 3008
Office Phone 01358968069
Email lhmohamed@kfu.edu.sa

PhD Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
MSc University of Khartoum Sudan
BSc University of Khartoum Sudan
  1. Data mining
  2. opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  3. natural language processing
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Dr. Arjumand Bano Soomro

Assistant Professor

Office Number 3006
Office Phone 0135899459
Email asoomro@kfu.edu.sa

  1. Software Engineering
  2. Software Teams
  3. Team Climate
  4. ICT in Education
  5. ICT in Business Processes
  6. Statistical Computations
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Adeeb Mohamed Alshakhs

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email aalshakhs@kfu.edu.sa

MSc University of Michigan USA
BSc Western Oregon University USA
  1. Blockchain Applications
  2. Supply chain Management
  3. Integration of Enterprise Systems
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Muhanad Abdulaziz Alkanaan

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email malkanaan@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc Western Oregon University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Deep Learning
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Data Science
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Fahad Almulhem

Lecturer

Office number 2024
Office Phone -
Email mulhimfahad@gmail.com

MSc Nova Southeastern University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. E-government
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Najla Abduaziz Almousa

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email nalmousa@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc DePaul University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
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Maryam Mohammed Alomair

Lecturer

Office number 2024
Office Phone 0135898052
Email mmalomair@kfu.edu.sa

MSc University of Pittsburgh USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Informatics
  2. Big data Analysis
  3. Business Intelligence
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Alya Abdulwahab Almousa

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email almousa@kfu.edu.sa

MSc UT Arlington USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
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Nourah AbdulMohsen Al-Shuaibi

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email nalsheebie@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc Marywood University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. E-commerce
  2. E-Business
  3. Information security
  4. Artificial Intelligence
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Banan Alkhateeb

Lecturer

Office number 3002
Office Phone 01358899469
Email balkhateeb@kfu.edu.sa

MSc St. Thomas University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Human-computer interaction
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Heba Abdullah AbuBakr

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email hababakr@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc DePaul University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
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Nora Hamad Al-Afaliq

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email nalafaleg@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc Emporia State University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. E-commerce
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Ghadeer Alsaeed

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email gsaeed@kfu.edu.sa

MSc USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Online Trust
  2. Digital Marketing
  3. Social Commerce
  4. Sponsored Content
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Maryam Aldairi

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email maldairi@kfu.edu.sa  

MSc University of Pittsburgh USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Threat detection
  2. Internet of Things(IoT)
  3. Security and Privacy
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Mohammed Aljaafari

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email mahaljaafari@kfu.edu.sa

MSc Nova Southeastern University USA
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. E-Business
  2. Social Commerce
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Abdulrahman Ali Al-Ojail

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email aalojail@kfu.edu.sa

MSc
BSc King Faisal University KSA
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Abdullah Al Nuaim

Lecturer

Office number -
Office Phone -
Email alnuaimaa@kfu.edu.sa 

MSc
BSc King Faisal University KSA
  1. Behavioral Cybersecurity
Study Plan for Class of 2019 and Below

First Year

Level 1

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
7401-101 Islamic studies Institution
0602-101 Fundamentals of Management College
0603-101 Accounting Principles (1) College
0605-101 Principles of Microeconomics College
0606-107 Fundamentals of Mathematics and Statistics for Business College
0608-101 Principles of Law College

Level 2

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
7401-301 Islamic Cultural issues Institution
0603-102 Accounting Principles (2) College 0603-101
0605-102 Principles of Macroeconomics College 0605-101
0606-104 Statistical Analysis College 0606-107
0607-102 Management Information Systems College
0602-102 Human Resource Management College 0602-101

Second Year

Level 3

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0605-201 Money and Banking College 0605-102
0603-201 Fundamentals of Cost and Management Accounting College 0603-102
0604-201 Financial Management (1) College 0603-102
0602-201 Marketing Management College 0602-102
0607-202 e-Business Management College 0607-102
0608-201 Commercial Law College 0608-101

Level 4

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0606-201 Quantitative Methods for Business College 0606-104
0604-202 Financial Management (2) College 0604-201
0607-203 Fundamentals of Business Programming Department 0607-102
0607-204 Enterprise Data Management Department 0607-202
0607-205 Fundamentals of Scientific Research قسم -
College Elective College -
University Elective Institution -

Third Year

Level 5

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0602-202 Operations Management College 0606-201
0607-301 Advanced Business Programming Department 0607-203
0607-302 Systems Analysis and Design (1) Department 0607-204
0607-303 Data Communication and Networks Department -
0607-304 Management Information Systems Ethics Department 0607-102
College Elective College -

Level 6

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0607-305 Systems Analysis and Design (2) Department 0607-302
0607-306 Web Systems Development Department 0607-301
0602-304 Strategic Management College 0602-202
Department Elective Department -
College Elective College -
University Elective Institution -

Senior Year

Level 7

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0606-401 Decision Support Systems Department 0607-204
0607-402 Integrated Enterprise Systems Department -
0607-403 Information Systems Security Department 0607-303
0607-404 Project Department 0607-306 0607-305
Department Elective Department

Level 8

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0607-499 Cooperative Training – Internship Department Complete 120 hours of study
Table 1: Department Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements
0607-498 e-commerce Department
0607-497 Global Information Systems Department
0607-496 Business Intelligence Department
0607-495 Business Processes Reengineering Department
0607-494 Principles of Information Retrieval Department
0607-493 Knowledge Management Department
Table 2: Institutional Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements
7401-317 Islamic Ethics Institution
7401-318 Economics systems in Islam Institution
7401-401 Social systems in Islam Institution
7401-418 Political system and human rights in Islam Institution
7401-302 Islam and issues of science and technology Institution
7401-102 Seira Institution
The New Study Plan

First Year

Level 1

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
Islamic studies Institution -
0673-101 Fundamentals of Management College -
0674-101 Principles of Accounting (I) College -
0678-101 Principles of Microeconomics College -
0676-101 Fundamentals of Mathematic for Business College -
0677-101 Computer Skills College -

Level 2

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
Islamic Cultural issues Institution -
0674-102 Fundamentals of Cost and Management Accounting College 0674-101
0678-102 Principles of Macroeconomics College 0678-101
0676-102 Statistics College 0676-101
0675-102 Financial Management – I College 0674-101
0673-102 Marketing Management College 0673-101

Second Year

Level 3

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
English 1 College
Statistics for Business College
0677-201 Management Information Systems College 0677-101
Commercial Law College
0677-202 e-commerce Department 0677-101
Human Resource Management Department

Level 4

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
English 2 College
0677-205 Fundamentals of Business Programming Department 0677-201
0677-206 Enterprise Data Management Department 0677-201
0677-204 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Department 0677-201
0677-207 Integrated Enterprise Systems Department 0677-201
Operations Management Department
University Elective Institution -

Third Year

Level 5

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
English 3 College
0677-301 Advanced Business Programming Department 0677-205
0677-302 Systems Analysis and Design Department 0677-206
0677-XXX Department Elective/Track/Concentration Department 0677-XXX
Quantitative Methods for Business Department
College Elective College -

Level 6

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-304 Web Systems Development Department 0677-301
Strategic Management College
0677-XXX Department Elective/Track/Concentration Department -
0677-303 Project 1 Department
College Elective College -
University Elective Institution -

Senior Year

Level 7

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-401 Selected Topics in MIS Department 0677-301
0677-402 Management Information Systems Ethics Department 0677-201
0677-403 Information Systems Security Department 0677-201
0677-404 Project 2 Department 0677-303
Department Elective/Track/Concentration Department

Level 8

Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-499 Cooperative Training – Internship Department Complete 120 hours of study
Table 1: Track 1 (Business Data Analytics) Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-307 Introduction to Business Analytics Department Statistics for Business
0677-308 Business Analytics Applications Department 0677-307
0677-406 Knowledge Management Department 0677-307
Table 2: Track 2 (Blockchain Enterprise Systems) Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-305 Fundamental of Blockchain Department 0677-206
0677-306 Introduction to Blockchain Applications Department 0677-305
0677-405 Blockchain System Development Department 0677-306
Table 3: Department Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements Pre-Requisite Courses
0677-309 Global Information Systems Department 0677-201
0677-310 Business Intelligence Department 0677-201
0677-311 Business Processes Reengineering Department 0677-207
0677-312 Principles of Information Retrieval Department 0677-206
0677-313 Decision Support Systems Department 0677-201
0677-314 Data Communication and Networks Department 0677-201
Table 4: Institutional Elective Courses
Course Code Course Name Type of Requirements
Islamic Ethics Institution
Economics systems in Islam Institution
Social systems in Islam Institution
Political system and human rights in Islam Institution
Islam and issues of science and technology Institution
Seira Institution

Currently, there is no postgraduate program related to information systems major. However, a master's program in Management Information Systems will be developed soon.

Expected to be launched in 2021-2022.
Management information system students could obtain certificates in various fields according to their interest, and here are some of them:

Oracle certification
MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator
IBM Certified Database Administrator – DB2
IBM Data Science Professional Certificate
Microsoft SQL Server database certifications
Microsoft Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate
SAP c\4HANA for business process
SAP data integration\ platform integration
Information and Cyber Security Certificates
Project Management Professional
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Vision To become one of the best information systems forums that support the passion of learning and innovation, that gathers students who have a common interest in management information systems.
Mission Enrich the scientific and practical aspects, encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange between students interested in information systems.
Goals
  • Promoting the concept of management information systems and their relationships with other majors.
  • Improving students' abilities and skills.
Academic Supervisor Banan Al-Khatib
Student President Maryam Al-Bin Ahmed
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Name Office Phone Office Number Email
Head of Department Dr. Khaled Al-Barrak 0135896102 2030 kalbarrak@kfu.edu.sa
Department Coordinator Dr. Othman Al-Wasila 0135896125 2032 oidress@kfu.edu.sa​
Department of Management Information Systems
College of Business Administration
P.O.Box 400 Postal Code 31982
Al-Ahsa - Saudi Arabia
Fax:(966+) 13 5896155