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Master | Information Systems

Master in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Information Systems

Summary

Many of the core challenges encountered in the business world today are situated at the intersection of technology and management, and require fast and innovative (“entrepreneurial”) solutions. To meet those challenges successfully, professionals must be able to bridge the worlds of technology and of management, understand the functioning of modern business organizations in a holistic manner, be able to “think out of the box” in order to develop new approaches, manage a variety of firm-internal processes and engage with external stakeholders.

The Master in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a highly selective 120 credits program which includes 3 semesters of courses and a 6-month master project carried out in the industry.

The curriculum of the MTE master is mainly in English and consists of:

  • Core courses (28 credits)
  • Disciplinary minor (30 credits)
  • Choice between 3 orientations (20 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)
  • Master project in the industry (30 credits)

Highlights

  • International networks
  • International team of professors
  • Industry contacts
  • Innovative spirit coupled with excellent infrastructure
  • Unique profile bridging the worlds of technology and business in a large variety of organizations (from small start-ups to large established firms; consulting firms, public organizations)
Schedule Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Average number of applications per term 210
Total number of enrolled students 57
Tuition and fees per year 1266.00 CHF
Scholarships available Yes

Courses

Lecture

In this course students should gain a broad-based knowledge of the ever-changing world of information technology and how it relates to corporate strategy, digital business innovation, and their impact on government, work, and society.

Content

  • An introduction to digital business and the elements of its infrastructure.
  • Explore current, and identify possible future, information technology and digital innovation trends, including big data and analytics, blockchain, crowdsourcing, outsourcing, and operations.
  • Identify strategies for electronic commerce and digital business and how those strategies relate to and support business models.
  • Develop a critical understanding of  the societal impacts of digitalization.

 

 

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Gianluigi Viscusi (PhD) is research fellow at the Chair of Corporate Strategy and Innovation (CSI) of the EPFL.  His areas of expertise include information systems strategy and planning, business modeling, public policy and ICT-enabled Innovation, e-Government, information quality and value, service management and engineering, social study of information systems. Currently, he is specifically interested in three research streams: 1) crowd driven innovation, investigating how crowd related technologies affect organizations in both private and public sector; 2) translational research for management of technology and innovation, with a focus on recognition, information production and the role of information infrastructures; 3) open innovation in the public sector and social value of open data. He has been consultant on e-government planning, policy design, and implementation roadmaps for international organizations such as, e.g., the OECD. His research has been published in a range of books, conference proceedings, and journals such as, e.g., Government Information Quarterly, Data & Knowledge Engineering, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).

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