The Information Systems master's program focuses on the management of information and communications technology within business organizations. The program is designed to build the managerial and technical skills necessary for developing innovative solutions in business environments, taking into account social, technical, and economic aspects. There is an increasing need in the modern world for highly-skilled managers who understand how to use complex computer systems and processes effectively in order to meet business objectives. Graduates of the Master's in Information Systems program are qualified to pursue a variety of career paths in IT and business, or engage in further research at the Ph.D. level.


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Schedule Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Enrollment capacity per term 100
Tuition and fees per year 0.00 €
Scholarships available No


Project seminar
Type of Assessment: presentation In the CIO business game, the student take the roles of the CFO (Chief Financial Officer), the CMO (Chief Marketing Office), the COO (Chief Operations Officer), and the CIO (Chief Information Officer) to manage a bank. In teams economic and management topics (vision and strategy, Balanced Scorecard, project management, human resources management, company valuation) as well as ITIL topics (e.g. Service Portfolio Management, Demand Management, Financial Management) are studied and prepared. The examination consists of presentations and their corresponding written draft on these topics. This is supplemented by active participation in the discussion of the presentations of other students. The examination shall verify that students are able to study a topic in teams and communicate their findings to other students.
After completing this module successfully, students are able to evaluate the applicability of different types of business games in the context of specific use cases. More specifically, students are able to evaluate the requirements for such business games, develop technical design concepts and model the core components of business games. Furthermore, after taking this module, students are able to perform business simulations using system dynamics tools.
Distributed systems and applications are commonplace today. For example, Internet companies employ distributed systems to support the services they offer to worldwide customers (e.g., search, email, social applications, etc.). Other companies employ or operate distributed applications, more to support their main business needs (e.g., credit card processing, mobile communication, data storage, etc.). In this course, we study principles and building blocks important for anyone involved in the development and operation of distributed systems and applications. In particular, we study different classes of failures and how to build systems resilient to faults.
This course introduces the theoretical aspects and practical relevance of information management and knowledge management in an enterprise context. The structure of the course will follow the information management model by Krcmar. Therefore, subjects of lecture units are information economics, life cycle management of information systems and management of information and communication technology. Furthermore the necessary leadership qualities of information management will be presented. The second part of the course will introduce organisational knowledge management as an extension of information management. In both parts of the course basic knowledge and methodological competence is included. In addition there will be case studies.


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