MBA Concentration in E-Governance

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Introduction



In today’s technology driven and dynamic environment, government  organizations world over are moving towards E –Governance for Smart Governance.  Properly designed and implemented, E-Governance can improve efficiency in the delivery of government services and simplifies compliance of government regulations. This helps in strengthen citizen participation to use government services and builds trust in government.

This Concentration provides an opportunity for the students to learn the theories, practices and skills relating to E-Governance and take initiatives for exploring new dimensions of E-Governance. E-Governance initiatives become functionally successful when they are complemented with understanding ethical, legal and technological issues relating to governance. All the initiatives of E-Governance need to be implemented within a time frame for the services to be effective for public and business users therefore a course on project management helps students in understanding the execution of the E-Governance initiatives.

Program Summary

E-GOVERNANCE CONCENTRATION – GOALS

  • Develop an understanding of theories and practices of E-Governance
  • Develop an understanding of cultural, ethical, legal & security issues relating to E-Governance
  • Develop skills to identify, plan, implement and review the E-Governance initiatives for smart governance

E-GOVERNANCE CONCENTRATION – LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and practices of E- Governance Initiatives
  2. Assess the user requirements in the context of technological, cultural, ethical and legal perspectives
  3. Analyze the strategies for planning and implementing E- Governance projects
  4. Evaluate strategies for optimal utilization of E-Governance initiatives

E-Governance Courses

CORE COURSES
Security, Ethical and Legal Issues of E-Governance
 
ELECTIVE COURSES - CHOOSE ANYONE
E- Governance Theory and Practice
Emerging Technologies for Smart Governance
E-Governance Project Management

Admission Requirements for students in UAE

An applicant seeking admission for Graduate program is required to fulfill the following two conditions:
  1.     Bachelor Degree
  2.     English Language Proficiency

Career Opportunities

The technological advances of today have been beneficial to different sectors and shifting towards forward-thinking governance is on trend. MBA with concentration on E-Governance introduces an opportunity for students to learn the emerging technologies for smart governance, project management, and the security, ethical, and legal issues that come with it.

Possible Careers:
  • Federal and State Governments
  • UNDP and Other Global Bodies
  • E-Learning Projects
  • E-Governance Projects
  • IT Advisory Bodies
  • ERP Managers
  • E-Governance Consultants
  • Project Manger
  • Program Officer
  • Ministries

Common sectors for graduates

E-government  involves  using  information  technology,  and  especially  the Internet, to improve the delivery of government services to citizens, businesses, andother government agencies.  It has the potential to more directly connect the federalgovernment with its citizens in a manner that opens new opportunities while alsoraising new challenges.  E-government could enable citizens to interact and receive
services from the federal government (or state and local governments) 24 hours aday, seven days a week.  Some observers of e-government initiatives suggest servicedelivery could become more convenient, dependable, and less costly.

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