Information Systems

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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.


nations worldwide!

Ad­diton­ally: Gender bal­ance in an in­ter­na­tion­ally sought-after pro­gram!

We are happy to an­nounce new in­sights into our 2017 mas­ter stu­dent co­hort. Over the course of the last years, the de­gree of in­ter­na­tion­al­ity stead­ily in­creased. This year it reached an all-­time high of 19 na­tions world­wide! Evid­ently, our mas­ter pro­gram is sought after not only in Europe, but also in­ter­na­tion­ally. As the IT sector is gen­er­ally dom­in­ated by men, we al­ways en­cour­age more wo­men to en­ter the field of IT, thus ap­ply­ing to our pro­gram. Do you feel ad­dressed? You will be in great com­pany, as with this year we have reached a bal­anced gender ra­tio of 53% fe­male/ 47% male.


Specializations & Competence Areas

Fol­low your areas of in­terest

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.


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An ex­clus­ive, spe­cial­ized pro­gram

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.

"This pro­gram does not only teach busi­ness and in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy aspects, but provides a com­bin­a­tion of these fields in most courses. The ob­ject­ive is the con­tinu­ous im­prove­ment of busi­ness con­cerns driven by IT.”

Prof. Gustaf Neumann, Program Director MSc Information Systems

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