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Master’s Studies in International Information Systems

This page contains all relevant information for Master students in International Information Systems. For more general information about the study program and the application procedure, please refer to its general webpage.

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The Master of Science in International Information Systems is a four-semester program for young talents who aim for challenging management positions in globally operating high-tech firms. Excellent learning and working conditions prepare students for an international career in business with a strong focus on managing International Information Systems. The program is appropriate for students who are interested in Information technology and its role in today’s business environment, irrespective of the academic field chosen during their undergraduate studies.

  • Open for students with a bachelor degree in business administration, management, economics, computer science, information systems or an IT-related Engineering course (pure Engineering degrees are not acceptable)
  • Joint offering of the School of Business and Economics (in Nuremberg) and the Department of Computer Science (in Erlangen)classes will take place at both locations (please refer to the Faculties page for more information.)
  • Teaching Language is both German and English (Important: If you have a background in business administration, management or economics, you will have one mandatory Informatics class in German as part of your Introduction).
  • Clear focus on international aspects of Information Systems
  • 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • Program begins each winter semester (it is not possible to register in the summer semester)
  • The modular structure permits up to two semesters abroad (one semester abroad is mandatory; this applies to all students!)

Combining management science and computer science, the M.Sc. in International Information Systems provides you with interdisciplinary technical knowledge as well as with insights into the different approaches and paradigms of both disciplines. Attending courses at the School of Business and Economics in Nuremberg and the Department of Computer Science in Erlangen, you will learn to work in an independent and goal-oriented way and improve your presentation and team working skills in various projects. The program’s international character is fostered by its international students coming from many countries all over the world as well as by courses focusing on the international aspects of information systems management.

Your employability is promoted through a variety of measures. Regular guest lectures by business representatives are an integral part of the teaching and learning activities. Additionally, seminar and project work often takes place in cooperation with local businesses to work on concepts to solve company-specific problems. The advisory board, which consists of external representatives from companies as well as academia, supports the strategic orientation and further development of the master’s program.

As a graduate in International Information Systems you are ideally suited for leadership roles at the interface between management and IT of global companies. It is possible for you to start your career in occupational areas such as Business Consulting, Project Management, Accounting, Controlling, Enterprise Architecture, Change Management, Technology Management or IT Strategy.

Our graduates have profound knowledge about the use of information and communication technologies in enterprise settings and the networked economy. They are able to analyze and assess the potential of IT systems for different applications in the fields of processes, services and information management. Through the completion of numerous group tasks, our graduates have developed communication and team-working skills. Due to the international nature of the degree program, graduates develop language skills, as well as intercultural competencies and are aware of the potential problems that can arise in international projects.

Graduates in International Information Systems are ideally suited for roles at the interface between management and IT of global companies, e. g. in occupational areas such as Business Consulting, Project Management, Accounting, Controlling, Enterprise Architecture, Change Management, Technology Management or IT Strategy.