Master | Information Systems

Master's Programme in IT Management

Information Systems


The master’s programme in IT management is designed for those who want to affect the ways in which IT is applied to make a positive change. The programme gives you the opportunity to combine knowledge from your bachelor studies with new insights on IT and its application in business and organizing through projects, case work and thesis work. The program thus gives you the possibility to develop a unique competence profile. With a master’s degree in IT management you are equipped to act as the link between organizations and IT. You have a strategic perspective and see the development potential in new IT. You have the capability to evaluate organizations and businesses, design appropriate IT solutions, and manage changes in the organizational process required for implementing a new IT solution. The program gives you the skills to work with a scientific approach and prepares you for qualified tasks in areas such as evaluation work, planning, and development work.


  • Digital Innovation
  • Project Driven
  • Collaboration with the industry


Information science
Specialisation: IT Management.
Schedule Full-time
Presence of students On-campus
Tuition and fees per year 135000.00 SEK (for students outside European Economic Area)
Scholarships available Yes


IT development in most organizations is not very well managed and thus a majority of these projects result in failure. Selecting, implementing and manage IT in use to support critical business needs or to seize opportunities are key challenges for organizations. With a particular focus on the role that IT managers plays in the development and delivery of business solutions, this course gives students an understanding of processes, tools, and techniques that supports IT development.
The course examines how innovations in information technology (IT) and the digital capabilities, which these provide, can be used for developing business processes. The course covers the development of organisational flexibility and how to stimulate IT supported innovation of business processes. An important dimension in this connection is to understand and anticipate trends and changes in both technology and market development. Especially important is to include customers in innovation processes since these can contribute with both insight and competence in process development, with important implications for business processes. The course covers key issues in innovation research that relate to issues concerning digitalisation. An encompassing view is provided of the debates around the nature of innovation processes and how IT and digitalisation influences innovation processes.
The course examines how organisations manage information technology (IT) as a resource in their operations. Emphasis is placed on how organisations manage structures, processes, human resources and technology in order to achieve their objectives. More specifically the course focuses in the social, technological and political aspects associated with the management of IT in organisations. The course includes a critical analysis of the opportunities and risks which IT incurs for organisations. This analysis integrates concepts and frameworks from a number of disciplines such as innovation theory, organisation studies and IT management.
Although information technology (IT) has long since become an integral part of modern organisations’ activities it is only in the past 20 years that the strategic significance of IT has been illustrated in literature. The development of Internet based technology from the mid 1990s until today has increased the strategic importance of information technology, which is reflected in the IT budgets found in organisations in both the public and private sectors. The starting point for the course is that today’s IT intensive age demands new strategic approaches. Against this background the course covers, firstly, the concepts and models which can be used to identify and understand the strategic significance of information technology and, secondly, detailed studies of innovation strategies and global IT strategies.

Information technology (IT) is transforming business models, structures and processes, and the instruments for innovation and organisational performance. IT is no longer only a functional resource, rather it is now integrated into the very fabric of many organizations. This course provides an overview of how organisations are using IT in their operations and how envisioned performance improvements can be realized. The focus of the course is on digital transformation which requires an understanding of 1) what the organisation is trying to accomplish, 2) what IT can do, and 3) how to leverage what IT can do to facilitate or enable what the organisation is trying to accomplish. To facilitate development of such understanding, the course deals with issues such as: How do information technologies improve and transform processes, business models, and innovation activities? What structures, processes and managerial actions allow organisations to achieve and sustain organisation performance by leveraging IT? How can we use IT to improve work processes and practices? To explore such issues, the course outlines topics such as business platforms, IT infrastructure, competition in digital markets, IT investments, IT risk management and IT governance.



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