Faculty/course name/academic level: Faculty of Business and Management, MSc in Business Information Systems (Master)
Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course) (Sep/Feb): September
Max number of students: 30
Min number of students: 15
Language requirement: English
Short description of the Course:
The objective of the program is to provide such complementary skills – relying on the previously acquired IT and management knowledge – that enable students to manage efficiently information resources in various organization in the competitive or public sector. Upon completing the program, students will be able to determine IS requirements, develop and manage the IT system to support value production processes, to realize and coordinate R&D tasks, to continue their studies at the PhD level.
Based on solid theoretical knowledge both in IT and business the program covers all the areas where an IT manager can come across with information systems. The program integrates management, controlling and accounting with IT related competencies: managing information as strategic resource, controlling and long term planning of IT resources, system design and development, application integration, management of IT projects, business intelligence, process management, IT security, IT service management and IT audit. Key enterprise applications, major e-business and e-government technologies, internationally accepted methodologies and standards, such as ITIL, COBIT, etc. are also discussed. On-line e-learning tools, collaborative solutions will be intensively used, facilitating the involvement of collaborating international partners.
Computer science, Operations research models, Strategic management, Management accounting, Network technologies, Statistics, Software engineering, Data mining and data warehousing, Management Controling, Strategic and organizational models, IT strategy and management, IT security, Systems design and development, Application integration and integrated systems, Business intelligence, Process- and workflow management, IT audit, IT service management, Knowledge management.
Career prospects/ Job opportunities
Based on the competencies developed by the program students will be appropriate candidates for IT manager positions in public or private organizations, they shall be able to work as experts of special fields in large IT units, or they can be employed by IT related consulting companies.
Who can apply?
Applicants will preferably have a BA in Business, or BSc in Informatics. Students with other BA/BSc or Master degree can also apply, if they had previously studied courses in sciences (e.g. mathematics, statistics), business and humanities (e.g.: economics, management and financial subjects), and IT subjects (computer architecture, programming, database management, system development, quality management, ERPs) at the higher educational level.