Much of the success of modern-day business depends on information and how it’s used. Time, availability, consistency, accuracy, and completeness of information have become critical success factors for many different enterprises.

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Information Systems

(IS), you will be able to use both the technology and the managerial aspects of information systems to contribute to the future success of the organizations you will work for.


What Does the Program Cover?

The program has two concentrations:

  • Information Security (ISEC)
    •  investigating the vulnerability of hardware and software
    • understanding the financial and managerial implications of protecting information in organizations
  • Enterprise Systems and Data Management (ESDM)
  • organizing information to be accessible efficiently
  • Managing issues related to data in enterprise systems


Within these, you’ll learn how to use your leadership skills by taking part in activities that advance the theory and application of information systems practices, analyze and design (or re-engineer) business functions to incorporate information technology (IT) capabilities, demonstrate an understanding of the human context in which your technical contributions will be used, and engage in constant learning to keep up with the rapidly changing developments in computing. You can also choose to complete your degree without a concentration.

Students can also choose to complete their degree with no concentration.

The Information Systems Program envisions a globally competitive Arab World whose citizens are empowered by information. The IS program vision is to support the local business community and economy by supplying the local job market with highly qualified graduates who make optimum knowledge possible.
The mission of the Information Systems B.Sc. Program at Effat University is to offer a holistic education which conforms to international standards and provides a path for women to excel in the information systems career and to pursue advanced graduate studies in information systems and related disciplines. The IS program strives to prepare female students to enter the local and international market with highly competent technical and leadership skills to create, deliver, and manage information technologies in an ethically and socially responsible manner.


What are the Entry Requirements?
We welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Typically, though, we will look for the following qualifications (or equivalent):
  • 520 TOEFL and 5 TWE, 6 IELTS, or their equivelant
  • High School precentage 75%, or its equivelant
  •  MOE) requirements (Qeyas) = 65% or its equivelant (SAT)
  •  Descriptive Test for Mathematical Skills (DTMS)
  • Good conduct
  • Pass interview