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Information Systems

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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.

Bachelor Programs

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.

Master Programs

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.

Course content

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).

Career opportunities

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.

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