Master program Information Systems


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

On this page, you will find information on the organization and courses of your studies. General information on application and admission can be found on the website of the Admissions Office at



This Master's Programme aims to enable students to analyze and design the sustainable digitization of organizations, markets, and societies. It qualifies for leadership positions in IT and 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.


The Master's Program Information Systems offers a mix of management and computer science concepts and the development of skills and practical experiences with the application of the newest information technologies on real business solutions in small groups. Typical challenges are the value-oriented management of IT projects and IT portfolios, the creation of information infrastructures for knowledge workers, the horizontal, vertical, business process-oriented, and inter-organizational integration, or the development of IT-oriented business models and strategies. One of the main strengths of the Master's Programme is that courses in information systems, management, and computer science are taught by experienced faculty, which integrates a management and computer science perspective into the learning process. Other strengths of the program are the work in small groups, international case studies regarding information systems, the newest laboratories for projects of the students and advanced technology-based learning concepts.


The first semester is dedicated to harmonizing the students' potentially heterogeneous skill sets. Students with a management, business, or economics background 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 subscribe to the advanced modules in both the IT and management cores. The advanced modules combine concepts and methods for planning and controlling processes of value creation (Management perspective), methods and tools for the design of information systems (Information Systems perspective), and IT skills for the realization of these systems (Computer Science perspective):

The following figure presents the structure of the program:


Elective Modules

  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Markets
  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Organizations
  • Current Topics of Information Systems, especially Digital Society
  • Operations Management I: IT-supported Production and Supply Chain Planning - Concepts, Methods and Software
  • Operations Management II: Applying Methods of Operations Management - Optimization, Simulation and Analytics 
  • Construction and Operation of Secure Systems
  • Specialisation A (Master's Programme Computer Science)
  • Current Topics in Software Engineering
  • Software Security Engineering

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