The Master in Information Systems provides students with IT-related knowledge and skills with a particular emphasis on management and research topics. A well-balanced mix of theory and practice and the inclusion of state-of-the-art research findings give graduates the tools they need to question standard practices and develop innovative solutions.
The program follows the European “Design Science” approach: using Information Systems technology to actively improve the way companies conduct their business. Students learn to use modern information technologies to shape business processes according to IT’s potential and to optimize business information systems to meet business demands.The curriculum allows students to individualize their studies, and encourages them to reflect on what they have learned in a holistic context. Working independently and accepting responsibility for their work are additional important skills.
The Master in Information Systems was designed together with a board of leading Austrian stakeholders from industry and government to meet today's challenges and to give a solid basis for tomorrow's demands. After graduation, students are qualified for a wide spectrum of careers. Some of our graduates choose to become analysts and managers in IT departments of large companies, others excel as specialists in IT firms (hardware, software, services), some focus on business consulting or decide to found their own start-up companies.
Specialization options early in the program give students sufficient time to acquire profound specialist knowledge. The wide selection of available electives gives students the opportunity to acquire a well-rounded education in the field of information technologies. You choose two IT-Specializations or one IT-Specialization and two Competence Areas.
The first year provides the basic knowledge mandatory for all students. It covers IT/business alignment aspects as well as Information Systems management and Information Systems development aspects. Building on this foundation, the second year of studyoffers a selection of IT specializations. Each student chooses one IT specialization and either a second ITspecialization or two of the competence areas.
Exclusive, specialised programme
A rigorous selection process and our highly qualified faculty ensure the highest quality standards. Hence, students experience learning in small teams with various opportunities to work closely with other students and faculty members.
Possible professional applications include but are not limited to:
- Software engineering:
Designing, developing and launching business application systems, e.g. based on internet technologies.
Theoretical and applied research on new forms of designing and using information technologies.
- Business consulting:
User support in product planning, implementation and product use, as well as planning and holding training sessions.
Marketing innovative hardware and software products.