For further details on the Master of Science in International Information Systems please have a look at the module handbook. If you experience any class clashes / time overlaps in your curriculum, please report them here.
Important: One Informatics course offered in the first semester for students from a management background (Konzeptionelle Modellierung) is held and examined in German! For this course, 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.
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 managementand core informatics.
In addition, there are five offered seminarsat 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.