Master’s programme in Information Systems

MSc in Information Systems | 1 year | 60 credits

Course content

Autumn semester (September - October)

To thrive in a highly competitive marketplace where information systems constitute the backbone of any organisation, companies must develop strategic plans for their information systems that align them with their business strategies and ultimately differentiate them from their competitors. Without integrated and innovative IS strategies, corporate leaders will struggle to create value and generate sustainable competitive advantage. This course will strengthen future IT-managers knowledge on how IS can help, hinder and create opportunities for their organisations. 

Course code: INFN40 | Download curriculum

This course examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a tool that enables evaluation and innovation in how organisations communicate and optimize environmental performance. The course further discusses sustainability from a green IT perspective. The aim of the course is an increased understanding of how sustainability ICT and innovation can – and should – interact. By achieving the course objectives, the student will gain the ability to understand how companies can increase IT effectiveness and efficiency and thereby lower their carbon footprint. The successful student will also be able to discuss IT’s role in any formal sustainability programme.

Course code: INFN25 | Download curriculum

Autumn semester (November - January), select two courses

This course will teach you how to model, author and manage business rules to automate operational business decisions. You will learn how business process modelling works on a basic level to automate operational work flows, which you will then implement by using a professional Business Decision Management System. This will not only give you an important understanding, but also the skill of how to design and implement servitized and agile businesses where processes and decisions are managed as two distinct but interrelated aspects and assets.

Course code: INFN50 | Download curriculum

“Focus on the user” is a well-known wisdom in industry, intended to create value for customers. This course sets out to challenge that type of conventional wisdom. By using short hi-intensity projects typically associated with art and design schools, the course offers a unique approach in creating valuable digital experiences for consumers without sacrificing business considerations. Completion of the course will enhance your creative problem-solving skills and your identity as a design professional.

Course code: INFN35 | Download curriculum

The objective of this course is to provide a thorough overview of the commercial dynamics of the new software-driven world of mobile platforms and developer ecosystems. Through the analysis of key players such as Google, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and others, the course will provide an overview of the mobile, cloud and IT platforms landscape. The course also covers topics such as ecosystem business models, developer and app economics, and enterprise vs. consumer adoption of technology.

Course code: INFN30 | Download curriculum

Spring semester (January - March)

Business intelligence (BI) is positioned in IT leaders’ agenda as the most important of application and technology developments for several years. BI is a broad category of applications, technologies, and processes for gathering, storing, analysing and visualizing data to help business users make better decisions. Through hands-on experience, group work and lectures the students will acquire knowledge on how to design BI solutions for different targets and users. BI data management, governance and benefits are addressed throughout the whole course.

Course code: INFN45 | Download curriculum

Research and professional investigations can be done in different ways. This course aims to provide knowledge not only on how to conduct, but also on how to evaluate research and professional investigations. During the course we will discuss the most common methods and techniques used within information systems research and advanced professional investigation. You will learn how to plan, carry out and report design and social science investigations and studies, as well as how to write up and present those research and professional investigations.

Course code: INFN01 | Download curriculum

Spring semester (April - June)

The last study period will focus entirely on the Master’s degree project, also called thesis. We expect our students to formulate a clear and researchable research question after which a relevant supervisor will be assigned to each thesis. You will be working in pairs and conduct original research within a relevant IS/ISD area that is related to the overall perspective of the programme. At the end of the final period, each thesis will be presented, discussed and defended in a final seminar. 

Course code: INFM10 | Download curriculum

This is a preliminary course list, and is intended as guidance only. The course list may be subject to change.