MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Information Management is a master programme allowing great career prospects such as IT manager, project manager and ERP consultant (e.g. SAP) often in global and international organisations. Through a challenging and exciting study you will be provided with professional qualifications that enable you to play a key role in a modern organisation and business.
You will be capable of participating creatively in the management of information resources and information technology (IT). You will be taught how to utilise IT to make businesses as well as their services and products more attractive and competitive. You will learn how to create and manage new IT systems that support business goals and strategies frequently international in scope. You will be able to participate in strategic planning, to formulate requirements for new IT systems and to implement such systems in businesses and organisations.
Working with information and IT requires the ability to perform multidisciplinary functions. This programme prepares you for this by focusing on a close dialogue and contact between students and teachers and by integrating project work and cooperation as tools in your learning process.
The programme offers great career prospects such as IT manager, project manager, change manager or consultant, often in global and international organisations. Through a challenging and exciting study, you will be provided with professional qualifications that enable you to play a key role in a modern organisation, working with digital transformation and digital innovation. Information systems and IT are enablers for innovation that transforms the economy and create value.
The programme has a duration of 2 years and consists of 4 semesters.
1st semester: Prerequisite courses
Information Systems Research Methods - This course focuses on the production of qualified and justified knowledge, meeting the requirements of scientific quality criteria. This is essential for any candidate in business economics, who wishes to make decisions on an informed background.
IS Development & Implementation in a Business Context - The student will be introduced to IS development and implementation in a business context. It focuses on the challenges that we face in practice and how to cope with the complexities. The course introduces a range of methods and techniques that can be used to understand, plan and execute the processes in which IS are developed, implemented, evaluated and modified, to enable the student to participate in the IS acquisition processes of the businesses.
Project Management: The Managerial Process including PRINCE2 - The aim of the course is to provide the student with knowledge about central topics related to working in projects. The course discusses several project types and relates tools and techniques and project management behaviour to different types of projects.
2nd semester: Specialisation courses
An insight to Digital innovation and Business Transformation will be one of the specialisation courses. The course centres on the impact of digital technologies on society in general and modern companies in particular. More specifically, the course focuses on the potential for innovation and business transformation in new and emerging digital technologies.
Moreover, the student will be introduced to IS Strategy and Management, which is a course that aims to provide the students with an understanding of IS strategic management and how IT resources can be managed within organisations in order to create long business opportunities and benefits.
Alongside the course of IS Enterprise Architecture introduces the students to strategic and technological aspects of Enterprise Architecture. IS Enterprise Architecture is one of today’s best performing tools to enable long term strategic advantage. Enterprise Architecture provides a long-term view of a company’s processes, systems and technologies that create and support the core capabilities of organisations.
3rd semester: Electives or study abroad
In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.
4th semester: Final thesis
The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.