Program structure

Program structure

For further details on the Master of Science in International Information Systems please have a look at the module handbook.

Important: The Informatics courses offered in the first semester for students from a management background (Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, Konzeptionelle Modellierung) are held and examined in German! For these courses, we recommend German language skills of at least B2!

We highly recommend taking a German course before starting the master program. More information on intensive German courses during offered by the University during the semester break can be found here.

Customised Introduction to IIS (20 ECTS)

Management

Choose two out of three options

Informatics

Foreign Language Skills (5 ECTS)

IIS Management (30 ECTS)

Core Courses (15 ECTS)

Electives (15 ECTS)

Choose up to 15 ECTS

Choose up to 15 ECTS

Choose up to 15 ECTS

Take up to 15 ECTS at your University abroad

Further Information

Informatics (30 ECTS)

Core Courses (15 ECTS)

Electives (15 ECTS)

Choose up to 15 ECTS

Take up to 15 ECTS at your University abroad

Further Information

Seminar International Information Systems (5 ECTS)

Master thesis (30 ECTS)

The first semester starts with a “Customised Introduction” to International Information Systems. Here, students from a management/business background are automatically assigned to the Informatics module whereas students with an academic IT background take the Management module. This helps the students gain competencies not covered in their previous study, which are a must-have for the successful completion of the rigorous curriculum awaiting them in the later part of the program. The first semester also includes the Foreign Language Skills module where students can choose from different language courses (except for English and German).

The second and third semester’s courses integrate interdisciplinary perspectives across the fields of management and core informatics.

The curriculum includes:

  • Innovation & Value Creation
  • Services, Processes, Intelligence
  • IT Management
  • Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Applied Software Engineering

In addition, there are four offered seminars at the end of the third semester, to confront students with real international business challenges in an interdisciplinary context and prepare them for their master’s thesis by designing, carrying out, and documenting a research project in the field of International Information Systems.

The fourth semester is reserved for the student to complete his/her master’s thesis in co-operation with an international corporate or academic partner.

It is mandatory for students to study abroad for at least one semester during the course of the program. More information can be found under Going abroad.