Curriculum 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.




Hours per week
NoType SubjectLPECTS
1CStrategy, Management and Information Systems216
2CAdvanced IS Principles and Theories206
3CEmerging Technology, Innovations and IS216
4CIT Infrastructure and Security216
5CManagement and Organizational Behavior226
6CProject and Change Management in IS227
7CEnterprise Models in IS217
8CLaw, Ethics and Implications of Digitalization204
9CManagement and Financial Accounting215
10CIS Analysis, Design and Modeling227

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

ABusiness Information Systems
BLibrary Information Systems and Archiving
CElectronic Commerce
DInformation Systems Security and Privacy
EGeo-Information Systems
FStatistics, Data Processing and Simulation
 Electives Group (A)
 Electives Group (B)
 CONCENTRATION (A): Business Information Systems
1CEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems216
2CEconomics and Management of E-Business206
3CAdvanced Management Information Systems216
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6

CONCENTRATION (B): Library Information Systems and Archiving

1CLibrary Multimedia Systems216
2CElectronic Records System216
3CClassification and Cataloging216
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6

CONCENTRATION (C): Electronic Commerce

1CE-Business and E-Commerce216
2CIS Value Chain Management216
3CGlobal Sourcing of IS Services206
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6

CONCENTRATION (D) – Information Security and Privacy

1CInformation Systems Security216
2CDatabase Security216
3CNetwork Management and Computer Security216
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6
Concentration (E) – Geo-Information Systems
1CGeo-Information Science216
2CGIS Analysis, Modeling and Techniques216
3CGIS Data Management Techniques216
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6

Concentration (F) – Statistics, Data Processing and Simulation

1CAdvanced Modelling and Simulation216
2CData Processing and Statistical Methodology216
3CStatistical Aspects of Simulation Systems216
4OElective 1 (Pick from Group A)6
5OElective 2 (Pick from Group B)6
 Electives Group A (Further competencies)
1OKnowledge Management206
2ODecision Support Systems and Analytics226
3OConsulting in IS Services126
4OIT Business Plans and Entrepreneurship216
7OHuman-Computer Interface216
Elective Group B (Areas)
1OBusiness Application Development216
2OPublic Sector IS216
3OHealth IS Systems206
4OTelecommunications IS Systems216
5OIS in Construction and Urban Planning216
6OComputer Forensics206


11CResearch Methods in IS215