Graduate education in information systems (IS) gives professional competence in ICT management, management science, and business administration. The IS graduates will have broad theoretical knowledge, combined with practical experience in various professional missions in the acquisition, planning, design, implementation, adoption and leading of IS projects and solutions in all the functions of a modern corporation. Graduates typically start their careers as system developers or project managers, and then move on to become consultants, entrepreneurs or business unit leaders and finally IT-leaders, CIO or CEO.

Åbo Akademi School of Business offers information systems as a specialization (equivalent to a IS major) in the master of business administration program. The program is mainly taught in Swedish and to a lesser degree in English. For the international, English language alternative, see our Master’s Degree Program in Governance of Digitalization.

Schedule Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Tuition and fees per year 0.00
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Big Data and Analytics become both an essential resource for business and an efficient, effective and develop-able instrument for achieving the strategic targets that modern corporations face. The course provides the students with a basis for understanding
these relations; the students will be able to independently study further and understand the development of Big Data instruments and their strategic consequences, and to formulate
new strategic solutions for corporations facing the challenges posed by advances in Big Data Analytics.


In this course students will be introduced to alternative Business Model approaches, such as CANVAS, STOF, C-SOFT, and VISOR, and how they can be used for working out an e-Commerce business case. An introduction to business models and specific approaches will be given in the first part of the course. Sufficient attention will also be given to the technical foundations of e-Commerce. The analysis of the business case will be complemented with a description of the technical architecture. Topics covered on the course are entrepreneurship, implementation tools, enterprise/business architecture, Archimate and possible other relevant topics related to e-Business. 


The course discusses the most important tools for understanding the potential impact of analytics on decision making and business performance. The course targets students in Information Systems and Business Administration. The course will focus on different organizational decision making problems and how different analytical methods can be used to improve operational efficiency and financial performance. Different software tools will be used in the course to familiarize the students with the most important methods in analytics.


The course introduces the student to digital business, encompassing both buy-side and sell-side e-commerce as well as electronic transactions within an organisation. 


The course starts by equipping the student with an understanding of concepts and terminology within the field, and goes on to identify and review key management decisions required by organisations in the digital business domain.


The course focuses on quantitative methods in information systems. The target audience is students in Information Systems and Business Administration. Basic principles of optimization are presented and students are taught how to model real problems using Microsoft Excel.

The students will also get to work with queuing models and inventory models and will get insight in how real world industrial problems can be solved using quantitative methods. All methods and models are illustrated with examples. The course is based on 14 lectures (each lecture is two times 45 minutes) and 2 course assignments solved in groups.



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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi university, which has started on the 1 st of January 2015, joins together the central scientific fields of business, jurisprudence and social sciences. The faculty sees huge advantages within the cross-boundary collaboration and the combination of width and depth of subjects and fields of knowledge. The basic education comprises courses and study programmes on both Bachelor- and Master level. 

Science of high international standard is carried out within the faculty. Information and customer behavior in digital business; entrepreneurship and innovations; creative economics; sustainability; labour economics; human rights; elections; democracy; cultural policy; religion in Swedish speaking Finland. These are a few examples of the current fields of research at the faculty.

The faculty operates in Turku (Åbo) and Vaasa. In Turku the activities are mainly concentrated to three campuses; ASA, Hanken and Domvillan. Apart from those some functions can also be found in Åhuset. In Vaasa the main activity can be found in Academill.