Possible professional applications include but are not limited to
Information Systems Development:
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.
User support in product planning, implementation and product use, as well as planning and holding training sessions.
Marketing innovative hardware and software products.
After completion of the program, graduates should be able to:
Analyze the design of IT systems (particularly business information systems) from various perspectives, transfer development and improvement potential into technically and economically well-founded decisions, and critically analyze and evaluate these decisions
Have the skills to plan, design, coordinate and implement IT-supported business processes (taking modern information techniques, ergonomic and legal aspects as well as economic restrictions into account)
Create long-term, sustainability-oriented concepts for the development of information systems. This includes developing system architecture, delineating information subsystems, and determining the demand for new IT systems or for changes to existing systems; this also includes for example evaluating the potential or effects of IT systems in everyday use (mobile systems, integrated systems, geoinformatics systems, etc.)
Implement system development projects, working alone or in a team, depending on the size of the project, using strongly or loosely structured (agile) IT process management techniques
Support end users with IT systems-related problems and compensate skills deficits using IT-supported knowledge management methods or targeted training
Communicate even complex issues and problem cases understandably and appropriately to both experts and laypeople
Follow and evaluate the current development of knowledge and approaches in the field of information systems from a variety of sources (scientific publications, databases, journals, etc.), and continually develop personal skills and competence in the sense of life-long learning
What future employers say
“WU's Information Systems program unifies a management-oriented approach with an expert-level methodology. A broad common body of knowledge provides largely timeless fundamentals that provide the connection to current research. This is a master program I can recommend unconditionally."
Josef Matulka, CEO, Capgemini Austria
“Knowledge that does not steadily increase, decreases, a proverb goes. There is no better way to describe the term "knowledge society". Therefore, IBM is investing heavily in research and development. Similarly, knowledge is essential for Austria as a location, which means that we urgently need an "education center". To me, the Vienna University of Economics and Business is one of the key players in this context. Therefore, we have maintained a spirit of partnership for a long time, to our mutual benefit.”
Tatjana Oppitz, CEO IBM Austria