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.
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.
places per year
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