|Degree Code:||Degree Name:||Master of Science in Information Technology Management|
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The School of Computing & Informatics has offered postgraduate programmes since 1980 when Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science was started. This has since been phased out after graduating a total of 378 students. The MSc in Information Systems, designed as a conversion course, was started in 1998 and has graduated 263 students. The MSc in Applied Computer Science, an R&D programme, was started in 2003 and graduated 9 students. The MSc in Computer Science which was launched in 2005 has graduated 82 students to date. The above programmes were aimed at meeting perceived development needs in Kenya for high caliber computing and IT professionals and they have achieved their objectives, with a good percentage of IT professionals in the Kenyan industry, public sector and academic institutions today have been developed through these programmes.
The need for the development of new SCI MSc programmes was necessitated by many factors that include experiences learnt, time lapsed since the last review, the School’s research strategy, fast changing computing and information technology developments, national and industry needs and trends, Vision 2030, requirements of performance contracting and quality management system.
The development of the MSc in Information Technology Management has taken into consideration the following: a) experiences learnt, b) alignment to the School’s research strategy, c) analysis of current programmes and completion rates, d) analysis of stakeholder’s feedback, e) benchmarking with other international masters programmes. This has guided in the development of knowledge areas, provision of courses with more practical orientation, alignment with changing industry needs, emphasis on product development and entrepreneurial opportunities, and project management.
Most ICT Managers are deficient in the key areas of managerial and organizational issues. The graduates with ICT technical skills get promoted to higher positions of management but are not well prepared to carry out their management duties. This programme is designed to fill this gap by providing practicing and aspiring ICT managers with the relevant skills that will enhance their service delivery in both technical and management perspectives.
2. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
2.1The common regulations for Masters degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
2.2The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Information Technology Management:
2.3Applicants shall be required to pass a School-based entrance examination.
3. CREDIT TRANSFER AND EXEMPTIONS
A candidate may be exempted from some units from approved institutions subject to the following conditions:
4. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION
5. COURSE OUTLINE
Core Course Units
6. FEE STRUCTURE
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The degree awarded shall be Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSc ITM).
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1 All taught course units shall be examined at the end of the respective semesters.
6 The grading system of individual courses will be as follows:
1 The project shall be conducted in accordance with the Schools MSc Project guidelines.
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1 The programme shall take a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters,
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