Information Systems

Diploma program (ABMA)

Diploma 2 years

About Information Systems programme

Information technology has changed the way organisations communicate making business more efficient and competitive. The widespread use of computers has revolutionised business and the promise of further improvements in processing power means that this progression will continue.

This Information systems certificate programme aims to develop student skills in project management and the management of information technologies. The programme contents include business analysis, system analysis and design, management of information and communication technologies, advanced business analysis and an industry project.

What will I learn?
You will develop skills in the analysis, design, development and management of business information systems.

Career opportunities and pathways
Career options include systems analysis, business analysis and IT project management.


Objectives of Information Systems

ABMA qualifications in Computing and Information Systems are structured to enhance a student’s knowledge and skills, preparing them to be able to adapt and change modern technological capacities in business.

The main aims of the ABMA qualifications in Computing and Information Systems (CIS) are to:

  • Prepare students for a range of technical, professional and management career disciplines in Computing and Information Systems by providing specialised studies that are directly relevant to individual occupations and professions in which students are currently working or in which they intend to seek employment.
  • Enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment in the IT  sector.
  • Provide students with flexibility, knowledge, skills, understanding and motivation as a basis for progression to graduate and postgraduate studies.
  • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Entry requirements for Information Systems

KCSE C- (minus) and above

Information Systems Course Subjects

Level 4 Diploma

  • Life skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication
  • Information systems
  • Computer programming
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Information presentation and analysis
  • Web technologies

Level 5 Diploma

  • Database systems
  • Software development
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Web applications development
  • E-commerce strategy

Level 6 Diploma

  • Software engineering, algorithm design, and analysis
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Organizational security
  • IT project management
  • Scalable web and e-commerce

Colleges offering Information Systems

Information Systems

Aberdare Institute of Management (aim)
Nyeri County

Information Systems

Petanns Institute of Business Studies
Kiambu County

Information Systems

Rifkins College
Mombasa County

Information Systems

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Information Systems

Institute of Neo Technology and Business Management
Kiambu County

Information Systems

Intra Soft Institute of Technology
Mombasa County

Information Systems

Matric Institute Of Professional Studies
Kiambu County

Information Systems

Mountain Institute of Business and Technical Studies (mibs)
Kiambu County

Information Systems

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County