Curriculum Structure

INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

The program lasts for two years. In order to successfully finish the course, 120 credit points have to be collected. Credit points are a quantitative measure for the overall work load of a student. They include the actual lectures as well as the time spent preparing and evaluating lectures (attending events vs. private study), taking exams, preparing for exams, thesis and seminar work and, as the case may be, work placements. An effort of 30 hours is taken as a basis to earn one credit point. One study year’s effort amounts to 1500 hours of work. Consequently, the whole course corresponds to 3000 hours of work. One credit point is equivalent to an ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit point.

 

The program content follows the structure and perquisites suggested in the Association of Information Systems (AIS) guidelines for Graduate Programs in Information Systems.  The curriculum content is comprised of five essential components of information systems programs (a) Information Systems prerequisites, (b) Business prerequisites, (c) Information Systems Technology, (d) Information Systems Management, (e) Concentration tracks and Master Thesis.

 

The first year of study of the program introduces students to general courses in information systems and environment where they operate. The second year of study is sub-divided into concentrations (majors) in: Business Information Systems, Management of Information Systems, Electronic Commerce, Information Systems Security and Geo-information Systems.  The student would have to pick one of the concentration areas which constitute three core modules equivalent with 18 ECTS.  In addition, students will have to pick two minors – one from Elective Group A – competencies (6 ECTS) and one from Elective Group B – sectors (6 ECTS). The second semester includes a course in Research Methods and Writing in Information Systems (5 ECTS), and internship (5 ECTS) and a master thesis (20 ECTS).  More information about the master thesis follows after the education plan presented below.

 

 

YEAR ONE: 60 ECTS

SEMESTER  1:30 ECTS
Hours per week
No Type Subject L P ECTS
1 C Strategy, Management and Information Systems 2 1 6
2 C Advanced IS Principles and Theories 2 0 6
3 C Emerging Technology, Innovations and IS 2 1 6
4 C IT Infrastructure and Security 2 1 6
5 C Management and Organizational Behavior 2 2 6
 SEMESTER  2 :  30 ECTS
6 C Project and Change Management in IS 2 2 7
7 C Enterprise Models in IS 2 1 7
8 C Law, Ethics and Implications of Digitalization 2 0 4
9 C Management and Financial Accounting 2 1 5
10 C IS Analysis, Design and Modeling 2 2 7
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER 3 – CONCENTRATION

In the third semester students will have to pick one of the areas of concentration

A Business Information Systems
B Library Information Systems and Archiving
C Electronic Commerce
D Information Systems Security and Privacy
E Geo-Information Systems
F Statistics, Data Processing and Simulation
  Electives Group (A)
  Electives Group (B)
YEAR TWO
 CONCENTRATION (A): Business Information Systems
No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 C Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems 2 1 6
2 C Economics and Management of E-Business 2 0 6
3 C Advanced Management Information Systems 2 1 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
 

CONCENTRATION (B): Library Information Systems and Archiving

 
No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 C Library Multimedia Systems 2 1 6
2 C Electronic Records System 2 1 6
3 C Classification and Cataloging 2 1 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
 

CONCENTRATION (C): Electronic Commerce

No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 C E-Business and E-Commerce 2 1 6
2 C IS Value Chain Management 2 1 6
3 C Global Sourcing of IS Services 2 0 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
 

CONCENTRATION (D) – Information Security and Privacy

   
No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 C Information Systems Security 2 1 6
2 C Database Security 2 1 6
3 C Network Management and Computer Security 2 1 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
Concentration (E) – Geo-Information Systems
No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 C Geo-Information Science 2 1 6
2 C GIS Analysis, Modeling and Techniques 2 1 6
3 C GIS Data Management Techniques 2 1 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
   

Concentration (F) – Statistics, Data Processing and Simulation

1 C Advanced Modelling and Simulation 2 1 6
2 C Data Processing and Statistical Methodology 2 1 6
3 C Statistical Aspects of Simulation Systems 2 1 6
4 O Elective 1 (Pick from Group A) 6
5 O Elective 2 (Pick from Group B) 6
 
  Electives Group A (Further competencies)
No Type Subject L U ECTS
1 O Knowledge Management 2 0 6
2 O Decision Support Systems and Analytics 2 2 6
3 O Consulting in IS Services 1 2 6
4 O IT Business Plans and Entrepreneurship 2 1 6
7 O Human-Computer Interface 2 1 6
Elective Group B (Areas)
1 O Business Application Development 2 1 6
2 O Public Sector IS 2 1 6
3 O Health IS Systems 2 0 6
4 O Telecommunications IS Systems 2 1 6
5 O IS in Construction and Urban Planning 2 1 6
6 O Computer Forensics 2 0 6
 

SEMESTER 4

11 C Research Methods in IS 2 1 5
12 C Internship 5
13 C Dissertation 20