Program

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Welcome to the Website of the Master's Program "Information Systems" at the University of Innsbruck.

This Master's Programme aims to enable students to analyse and design the sustainable digitization of organizations, markets and societies. It qualifies for leadership positions in IT and for digital management tasks. The programme promotes abilities to initiate, control, manage and assess leading and innovative information and communication systems in organizations, thus achieving competitive advantages. Moreover, it imparts interdisciplinary skills and knowledge, in combination with conceptual, methodical and communicative competencies.

Curriculum

The Master's program in Information Systems offers a blended mixture of management and computer science concepts, modelling skills and hands-on experiences in small groups applying leading-edge information technologies to real-world business opportunities. Typical challenges are development, customizing and continuous improvement of enterprise systems, establishing information infrastructures for knowledge workers, horizontal, vertical, business process-oriented and inter-organisational integration or development of IT-oriented business models and strategies. Information systems are part of a series of value-adding activities for acquiring, transforming, and distributing information so that managers can improve their decision making process, enhance organisational effectiveness and performance. A key asset of the Master's program in Information System is its joint offering by experienced faculty in Information Systems, Management and Computer Science integrating a business and a computer science perspective on information systems into the process of learning. Other key assets are work in small groups, international case studies, leading-edge labs for student projects and advanced technology-enhanced collaborative learning concepts.

Language

The whole Master's program Information Systems is held in English and therefore we expect all applicants to have good command in English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 100/250/600 (IBT/CBT/PBT) or a IELTS score of 7.0).

For further information please visit the page of the study department: Language Certificates

Academic Title

The degree "Master of Science" (MSc) is awarded to students having successfully completed the entire program.

Structure

The first semester is dedicated to harmonise the potentially heterogeneous skill set of the student population. Students with a background in Management, Business or Economics are offered competencies in the IT core. Students with a background in Computer Science are offered competencies in the management core. Students with an Information System background suscribe to the advanced modules in both, IT and Management core. The advanced modules combine concepts and methods for planning and controlling of processes of value creation (Management perspective), methods and tools for the design of information systems (Information Systems perspective) and IT skills for the realisation of these systems (Computer Science perspective):

The following figure presents the structure of the program according to the four semester course. Schedule

Elective Modules
  • Advanced Concepts and Techniques of Software Engineering
  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Markets
  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Organizations
  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Society
  • Data Warehouse
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Operations Management I
  • Operations Management II
  • Semantic Web

Qualification profile

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 PhD program.

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