This Master's study program in Information Systems broadens and deepens the knowledge acquired during your Bachelor's study program, with the aim of enabling you to play an active role in shaping the changes that the economy experiences through informatics. You will combine methods from the spheres of both informatics and management science, allowing you to take a holistic, comprehensive approach toward solving the problems that companies face. The program's emphasis is on the design and management of information systems and IT-based innovations.

You will also learn how to analyze non-standard problems yourself, how to use independent means of acquiring the knowledge you need to do this, and how to develop appropriate solutions. More concretely, you learn how to manage an IT-department, how to analyze and use business information efficiently and effectively, and how to develop and use informations systems in a business context. This specialization offers the traditional information systems link between between CS and business.

The Master of Science UZH in Informatik (corresponds to Master of Science UZH in Informatics) provides an advanced academic education in which you will work independently and, for the most part, design your course of study yourself. Master's programs do not only equip you with the tools you need to pursue a high-flying career at an academic level with outstanding prospects, but also enable you to move on to further studies with the goal of a doctorate in Informatics.

Master's programs provide an advanced academic education and allow students to complete independent academic and project-based work. 120 ECTS credits must be completed, consisting of a major study program (90 ECTS credits) and a minor study program (30 ECTS credits).

Apart from Information Systems, the following four programs are available at the Master level:

  • Software Systems
  • People-Oriented Computing
  • Computing and Economics
  • Data Science


  • Ideal combination of business and computer science
  • Open course market model allows highly individualized study program
  • International student community
  • Attractive environment (business, living quality...)
Schedule Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Enrollment capacity per term 80
Average number of applications per term 80
Total number of enrolled students 200
Tuition and fees per year 1700.00 USD
Scholarships available No


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