Curriculum

The Master’s in Information Systems is taught over four semesters by means of lectures, seminar classes, and practical work. Lectures are given on a range of topics in the three key areas of informatics, information systems, and business studies. Experienced practitioners also deliver a series of lectures on the occupational fields of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and IT consultant.

In addition, you will take classes in a range of subjects including software engineering, business analytics, management accounting, technology and innovation management, distributed systems, and operations management. Practical assignments will allow you to apply strategic thinking, and you will work in small groups to develop software that addresses operational problems.

In semesters 1-3, you will complete elective modules chosen from the subject areas listed below, in addition to attending lectures. You can begin the program in either the winter or summer semester, so the exact structure of semesters 1-3 depends on when you start the program:

  • Software engineering
  • Operations management
  • Marketing
  • Databases and information systems
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Computer graphics and vision
  • Computer architecture
  • Distributed systems, networks, and security
  • Formal methods
  • Algorithms and scientific computing
  • Medical informatics
  • Business administration

In semester 4, you will concentrate on your master's thesis which involves examining a specific subject area of information systems in depth. You are required to investigate and evaluate different approaches to solving a concrete problem. Your thesis should summarize the main aspects of the subject area, discuss the different ways of solving the problem, justify your decisions, and explain your solution.