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Master 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.

For detailed information about topics such as program entry, going abroad, program committee, or frequently asked questions, please use the menu on the left.

Current news and contact forums are also provided in our WI/IIS StudOn group.

Since the course offerings are continually being revised, the program structure varies depending on the year of enrollment. The program structure is always based on the examination regulations for the individual start year of the program.

The exact date and time of each course can be found on UnivIS. Registration for the courses usually happens via StudOn and exam registration via meinCampus.

Students starting from the winter term 2016/17 can choose to study specializations. Specializations are combinations of related modules in which a minimum of 20 ECTS are to be completed. Within a specialization, at least one module (5 ECTS) from the area Information Systems and one module (5 ECTS) from the area Informatics has to be chosen. Upon request, students may receive written confirmation of up to two specializations that they have studied. The five available specializations are the following, more information on their respective modules can be found in the module handbook:

  • Business Intelligence (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Data Warehousing + Knowledge Discovery in Databases (SS, German and English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Informationsvisualisierung (WS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Applied Visualization (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Introduction to Pattern Recognition (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Pattern Recognition (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Pattern Analysis (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Deep Learning (SS+WS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Social and Web Intelligence (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Process Analytics (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Foundations of Linked Data (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)

  • Advanced Process Management (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Enterprise-wide IT Architecture Management (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Designing Technology (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Process-Oriented Information Systems (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • E-Business Technologies + Evolutionäre Informationssysteme (WS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Software Architecture (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Fehlertolerante Softwarearchitekturen (WS, German or English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)

  • Advanced Service Management (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Platform Strategies (WS, English, 5 ECTS, IIS Management)
  • Managing Global Projects + Managing Information Technologies (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Verteilte Systeme (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Rechnerkommunikation (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Kommunikationssysteme (WS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Dienstgüte von Kommunikationssystemen (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Free, Libre and Open-Source Software (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)

  • Organizing for Digital Transformation (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Innovation and Leadership (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Managing Global Projects + Managing Information Technologies (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Praxisseminar: Innovative Versicherungen (WS and SS, German, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Digital Change Management (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • E-Business Technologies + Evolutionäre Informationssysteme (WS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Human Computer Interaction (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • IT-Modernisierung (SS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Free, Libre and Open-Source Software (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)

  • Digital Marketing and Innovation (WS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Social Media Marketing (SS, English, 5 ECTS, Information Systems)
  • Software Project Management (WS, German, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Product Management / Commercial Open Source Startups (WS, Englisch, 5/10 ECTS, Informatics)
  • Praktische Softwaretechnik (WS, German or English, 5 ECTS, Informatics)
  • The AMOS Project (SS, English, 5/10 ECTS, Informatics)

The module handbook contains descriptions of all modules belonging to the IIS program and also regulates which modules can be selected as core and elective courses. It is updated every semester according to the respective course offerings.

The examination regulations are divided into the general examination regulations (Rahmenprüfungsordnung), which lay down general regulations for all study programs in the School of Business, Economics, and Society, and the IIS-specific examination regulations (Fachprüfungsordnung).

Note that some parts of the more recent version of the FPO also apply for students who started before winter term 2018/19!

Registration for exams for the winter term 2020/21 happens via meinCampus within the following period: 30 November 2020 (0.01 am) to 13 December 2020 (23.59 pm).

The Examination Office is responsible for any requests or problems concerning examination registration.

  • Withdrawal from a registered examination is possible until the third working day before the examination date via the meinCampus portal, unless otherwise announced. Withdrawal from a re-sit examination is not permitted.
  • After three unsuccessful exam attempts, a module is considered to be permanently failed. If the module is a compulsory module or if all options in a field have been exhausted, this will result in exmatriculation. Note that the Master Thesis can only be re-attempted once.
  • Please find more detailed and binding information on this in the examination regulations applicable to you.

This section describes requirements and approaches for writing your master thesis within the IIS program.

  • You are always required to have a supervisor at FAU, even if you write your thesis abroad or in cooperation with a company.
  • The timeframe for writing your master thesis is 6 months.
  • The thesis can be written in German or English. The actually required language depends on your supervisor.
  • Format and scope of your work are determined by your supervisor.
  • You are not required to participate in a master thesis seminar unless it is stated by the associated University Chair. Please check if this requirement applies to you.

In general, there are 4 options on where to write your thesis:

  • Option A: Writing at FAU
    You can write your thesis with a professor/University Chair listed in the module handbook.
  • Option B: Writing at FAU in cooperation with a company in Germany
  • Option C: Writing with an academic partner abroad (counts as a semester abroad)
  • Option D: Writing at a company abroad (counts as a semester abroad)

We recommend starting as early as possible to search for a topic and a supervisor!

The following steps can be considered for all of the above-mentioned options where to write your thesis.

Option A

Select an announced topic from one of the available University Chairs:

Option B

Take a look at the research fields of professors and research assistants and contact them in order to find out about topics that are not officially announced. Maybe they can give you an interesting, non-announced topic.
(Please do not send equal requests to multiple Chairs, this will lower your chances of getting a positive response!)

Option C

Contact a professor/research assistant from an available Chair and pitch them your idea for an own topic. If it fits their field of research or sounds interesting to them, they might become your supervisor. You can also propose a topic that includes cooperation with a company (to convince your potential supervisor, you should establish connections to the company before pitching it).

The FSI WInf/IIS is an association of students who take care of the needs of information system students.

On the FSI website, you will find information about the study program and dates of important events.