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Master of Science in Management and Informatics (120 ECTS, English)

Course Description

The MSc in in Management & Informatics is offered jointly by the Faculty of Informatics and by the Faculty of Economics. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.

This unique cross-discipline programme combines USI's world-leading expertise in Management and Informatics and offers exciting career prospects that range from project management to consulting.

This programme provides students with the necessary tools and skills for understanding complex information technology problems while, at the same time, knowing about the needs and requirements of a modern organization.
The shortage of professionals who can interface these two sides is apparent in many companies and leads to extra costs, development of less efficient systems, and general misunderstandings between the technical and organizational parts of a company. The purpose of the degree is to offer a solution to this problem, and to educate professionals who can take responsibility for the interface between these two sides of an organization.

This Master offers a balanced combination of courses that cover the necessary background in management as well as the fundamental aspects of current and evolving information technologies. Moreover, the programme provides students with a specialized knowledge in topics at the interface between management and informatics such as enterprise resource planning. Since English is the unique teaching language, graduates are well-prepared to work in international companies. Moreover, the interdisciplinary approach of this Master provides a general skill to work across traditional areas.

Visit the Master of Science in Management and Informatics (120 ECTS, English) page on the University of Lugano website for more details!

Student Profiles

Master in Informatics bursary - 5 Awards

Università della Svizzera italiana organises a contest for 5 study grants for the Faculty of Informatics for the academic year 2015/2016. Each bursary corresponds to the annual tuition fee and it is renewable for two years in the case of the Bachelor degree and for one year in the case of a Master degree, meaning that it may cover the tuition fee for the whole study programme.Only those who completed their previous academic degree (usually the Bachelor’s) with a final GPA of at least 80/100 canparticipate. Their resumes will also be considered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Each bursary corresponds to the annual tuition fee and is renewable for one year


The contest is open to students who will start their first year of Master studies at the Faculty of Informatics. The selection will be based mainly on merit, where merit is determined by the results of the previous academic degree that gives access to the Master (usually the Bachelor’s). Also other criteria connected with the candidate’s resume will be considered. The decision will be made by a selected group from the Faculty of Informatics including the Academic Director of each Major.

Application Procedure

One part of the grants will be awarded to participants who apply by April 30th, 2015.
They will be informed about the outcome of the contest by May 16th, 2015.
The rest of the grants will be given to candidates who submit their applications by July
31st, 2015. The results will be known by August 17th, 2015.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in Informatics, Economics, Mathematics, Business, or Engineering. Good knowledge of English is a prerequisite.

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