About Lund University
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 41 000 students and more than 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The compact university campus encourages networking and creates the conditions for scientific breakthroughs and innovations. The University has a clear international profile, with partner universities in over 70 countries.
About the School of Economics and Management
The activities within Lund University School of Economics and Management cover research and education in business administration, business law, economic history, economics, informatics, and statistics, as well as research policy. About 4 100 students and 400 researchers, teachers and other staff members study and work at the School. The School of Economics and Management provides a well-profiled, research-based education that is international and multidisciplinary in nature and helps equip our students to hold key positions in industry and society in an increasingly globalised world. Our students can choose from a wide range of specialist subjects and attend lectures by some of our best researchers, international guest professors, and business leaders from a broad spectrum of sectors and organisations.
About the Department of Informatics
The Department of Informatics at Lund University School of Economics and Management strives to be recognised as a leading Informatics education and research centre. Education in Informatics/Information Systems is given on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
We coordinate a 3-year Bachelor’s programme and a 1-year international Master’s programme in Information Systems. We also offer single subject courses for those who want to combine their own degree in Informatics.
The undergraduate programme focuses on making ICT (Information and Communication Technology) more accessible and useful for individuals, organisations and the community. The programme has a broad scope and a multi-disciplinary orientation.
The major subject is Information Systems. Other mandatory courses within the programme are Group Dynamics, IT Law, IT and Organisation and Project Management.
The BSc in Information Systems is a three-year programme which starts every autumn semester. The programme is given in Swedish.
The Master’s Programme in Information Systems is a one-year programme, coordinated by the Department of Informatics. The programme is given in English and starts every August.
The Master’s in Information Systems provides you with outstanding career opportunities. After graduation you can pursue careers all over the world in positions such as: systems architect, IS/IT consultant, IS designer, IS/IT project manager, UX designer, business and system analyst, business process engineer, systems analyst and business intelligence analyst.
We offer you a world class programme that provides you with the tools and skills to design, develop and implement systems that solve important organisational and societal problems.
You will learn how information and communication technologies can be used to achieve strategic goals. Emphasis is put on how to design and develop modern information systems, which are mobile and flexible to the goals and needs of the organisation. You will gain a deeper understanding of the wider business context of information systems and how they should be designed to reach sound technical performance and interaction qualities, such as usability.
The courses are designed to help you practise the theory, models and tools on real and complex problems in information systems, as well as its design and development. The programme is capabilities-driven, where you acquire specific valuable design capabilities and skills within the area of information systems. You will be expected to demonstrate the skills and ability to design information systems in order to achieve improvements and innovative change in organisations and society. You will learn how to apply theories, design methods and tools for the development of information systems. You will also learn how to participate in and manage IS-related change and innovation projects in national and international contexts.
In a national audit of degree programmes, our Master’s programme in Information Systems received the highest quality grade available.
Programme modules/courses (7.5 ECTS credits each): Business Intelligence, Business Decision Management, Human-Computer Interaction Design, IT, Innovation and Sustainability, Mobile Industry Dynamics, Strategic Management and Information Systems, Designing Digitalisation, Information Systems Research Methods. The programme ends with a Master’s thesis (15 ECTS credits).
Graduates are in high demand as organisations rely on information systems experts to understand, design and develop systems that help them remain competitive in today's global marketplace.
The programme prepares you for a career in international firms and organisations as, for example, systems architect, IS/IT consultant, IS designer, IS/IT project manager, UX designer, business and system analyst, business process engineer, systems analyst and software engineer.
Former students have found work at companies such as Goldman Sachs, Tetra Pak, Capgemini, IBM, Microsoft, Sony Mobile, Ericsson, PWC, IKEA, Sigma, Qlik, Accenture and EY. Some graduates have also started their own businesses.
The programme is also an excellent preparation for PhD studies.
From the perspective of Business Processes (BP) being the nerve system of a business, all organisations are affected by and dependent on BPs, their design and digitalisation. Most of today’s managerial work requires knowledge and toolsets to manage BPs and business decisions to be supported by and automated through Artificial Intelligence (AI). Moreover, to get real business value from AI, businesses must focus their efforts in AI on improving business decisions.
This course aims to provide an insight into designing the Business Processes, business decisions and Artificial Intelligence that are building today’s businesses.
On completion of the course, students shall have a thorough understanding of how BPs, business decisions and AI shape today’s businesses and their design. Students shall be able to identify problems that can be solved by, or decisions that can be made or supported by AI in a business process and be able to implement solutions to aid the aforementioned.
The course focuses on the challenges that digitalisation in terms of Business Processes and Artificial Intelligence poses in the modern organisation. To properly manage BPs and business decisions, both managerial and technological aspects must be considered in conjunction. By studying theories on Business Processes, business decisions and Artificial Intelligence and through hands on workshops, the course focuses on how AI and decision management alters internal and external processes within and across organisations.
This course examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a tool that enables evaluation and innovation in how organisations communicate and optimize environmental performance. The course further discusses sustainability from a green IT perspective. The aim of the course is an increased understanding of how sustainability ICT and innovation can – and should – interact. By achieving the course objectives, the student will gain the ability to understand how companies can increase IT effectiveness and efficiency and thereby lower their carbon footprint. The successful student will also be able to discuss IT’s role in any formal sustainability programme.