Master's Programme Information Systems

Faculty Faculty of Business and Management
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0612 Database and Network Design and Administration
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 926
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2008W)*
Language of Instruction English
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates
Application It is recommended to commence the programme in the winter semester in order to avoid study delays.


* Information on the Curriculum (2008W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)



Relevant bachelor's resp. diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 100 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction (1)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Business Information Systems 
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Business Information Systems

Second Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Methods in Information Systems
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Business Process Management

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: IT Project Management
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Fourth Semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Research Colloquium for Master's Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Conception of the Master's Thesis

(1) Depending on the bachelor program completed by a student, two of the following mandatory courses totalling 20 ECTS-Credits must be taken: Management Essentials for students with a degree in Computer Science or Computer Science Essentials for students with a degree in Management or Economics. The selection of these two courses is determined by the Director of Studies of the University of Innsbruck.

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Studienverlauf_MA Wirtschaftsinformatik_en

Elective Modules § 8 »

  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Markets
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Society
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Operations Management I: IT-supported Production and Supply Chain Planning – Concepts, Methods and Software
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Operations Management II: Applying Methods of Operations Management – Optimization, Simulation and Analytics
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Data Warehouse
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Enterprise Architecture
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Semantic Web and Semantic Systems
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Software Engineering
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Special Topics in International Accounting
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Corporate Valuation
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Information Economics
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Risk Management
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Banking and Finance
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Financial Regulation
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Behavioral Finance
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Ethics in Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Art, Culture and Expert Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Gender, Work and Organization
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: HRM and Organization
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues in Theory and Practice of Organizations
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Communication and Governance
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Entrepreneurship
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Marketing Performance Management
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Strategy & Marketing
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Creativity & Change Management
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (I): Intercultural Human Resource Development
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (II); Employment-Oriented Consulting
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

Qualification Profile and Skills

The goal of the Master's Programme Information Systems is to qualify students for leadership positions in IT and for IT management tasks in companies and organizations. This includes abilities to initiate, control, manage and assess leading and innovative information and communication systems in organizations, thus achieving competitive advantages. Moreover, IT leadership positions require a degree of interdisciplinary knowledge in management, personnel and organization, law, finances and information systems. This interdisciplinary knowledge, together with conceptual and communicative abilities, allows graduates to work at the junction between IT and other internal departments as well as external IT service providers. Graduates acquire the ability to offer qualified analysis of system environments at companies, considering factors such as architecture, process, service and values. The Master's Programme Information Systems is held in English and provides an excellent basis for careers in IT management, business consulting or an academic career through continuation to a doctoral program.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess highly specialized knowledge in the areas of information management, knowledge management, process management and project management. They are able to demonstrate their competences at the intersections of business administration and information technology by formulating and substantiating arguments scientifically and by solving problems innovatively.  

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The master's programme offers vocational preparation for activities requiring leadership, analysis, planning, assessment and consultation in information and knowledge management, modelling of business processes, and the creation of information systems within the value chain. The master's programme combines the perspectives of business administration and information technology, with special consideration of information and communication systems.

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Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Equivalence Lists (in German only)


Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Dr. Maximilian Schreieck

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters

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