STUDY

Master Information Management

Contents of degree programme

NEW: Starting in the winter semester of 2019/20, this degree programme is taught entirely in English!

The Master's degree programme Information Management explores selected areas of the Bachelor's degree programme in greater depth and offers additional opportunities for individual specialisation. Students reinforce their business expertise within the focus area Business Administration, and expand their knowledge in one of the specialisations from the fields of Informatics, Information Systems, and Information Management. In doing so, special emphasis is placed on coupling business administration expertise and information technology know-how. The degree programme aims to convey the knowledge required in order to manage computerized information systems in businesses and inter-company networks, both in terms of business administration and in terms of information technology. A compulsory practical placement and lecturers from the industry rond off the practice-oriented profile of the degree programme.

Particularities

The degree programme comprises elements from the field of Informatics and from Business Administration.

If desired and following consultation with the competent supervisor, the Master thesis can be written in English.

Fact Box

Duration:
4
Semester
ECTS:
120

Level of qualification:
Master's degree programme

Degree:

Master of Science (MSc)


Prerequisites:

Yes


Entrance examination:

No


Language of instruction:

German, English


Curriculum/Studienplan (PDF, German version, legally binding)
Curriculum (PDF, English version)

Contact details

Study objectives

Students completing the Master's degree programme Information Management learn how to develop information technology solutions from the business administration perspective, and to apply these in the practical setting. They are well-equipped to

  • design, introduce, support, and develop information systems and networks that are typical for e-Business, working beyond corporate borders if necessary.
  • operate the interface management between business application and system technology from the specification analysis, to the functional specification document, and finally to the system design, and consequently provide project-based support for development processes.
  • accept the responsibility for the entire internal information system in small and medium-sized companies, including the necessary Informatics solutions.
  • independently develop and manage small-scale software applications for businesses.
  • utilize their acquired theoretical and methodological expertise to conduct independent research in the scientific sphere.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the extension period (winter semester: 9 July to 30 November | summer semester: 8 January to  30 April).

 

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree programme Information Management or a degree programme of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution; proof of proficiency in English at Level B2 of the CEFR.

Information on Bachelor’s degree programmes that are relevant for admission (PDF)

Programme structure

Overview

Subject
Designation
ECTS
Required subjects
Informatics
12
Information Systems
12
Information and IT Management
12
Complementary Skills
4
Elective subjects
Specialisation in Information Management
16
Specialisation in Business Economics
16

Internship, Advanced Social and Academic Skills, Supplementary Subject
16
Optional Subjects

6
Master's Thesis
Master's Thesis (incl. Research Seminar)
26
Total

120

Practical training

During the course of the Master's degree programme, students can complete a relevant practical placement or a practical project, with a minimum duration of 10 weeks and worth a total of 15 ECTS credits, in order to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a practical setting. The placement must deal with application issues relating to Information Management and can be carried out in domestic or foreign companies, in public administration bodies or in non-profit organisations, or in non-university research institutions. Students are encouraged to schedule the internship during the second or third semester of the Master's degree programme. The placement cannot take place during the final registered semester. The internship must be approved by a competent supervising university lecturer. Upon completion, but certainly no later than the second subsequent semester, students must attend a seminar worth 1 ECTS credit, in which the experiences gained are processed and presented in an oral presentation and a written report. Please refer to the curriculum § 11 for further information relating to the placement.

PDF, English version
for information purposes only!

Periods of study abroad

During the Master of Information Management degree programme, emphasis is placed on promoting the mobility of the students. Through intercultural exchange and the acquisition of language skills, graduates are prepared in the best possible way for careers in a globalised economy. It is therefore recommended that one semester is spent at an international university. This usually occurs during the second or third semester of the Master's degree programme. Existing offers (such as existing double degree agreements in the field of information management) should ideally be used for this.

Erasmus+ and Joint Study programs allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Graduates occupy leadership positions in the middle and upper management levels of private and public companies, as well as non-profit organisations. The participation in university and non-university research institutions also represents a possible field of professional activity.

The employment spectrum of our graduates is very broad and covers the following areas, amongst others:

  • Controlling
  • Financial Management
  • Production and Sales Management
  • Organisational or information sphere
  • IT services and software production

What our graduates say

"In retrospect, this degree programme excels thanks to the successful integration of business administration subjects and technological subjects, as well as ideal study conditions (size of groups, etc.). What is more, equipped with interdisciplinary training, graduates perform well in the labour market and can tackle a variety of responsibilities in the IT environment."

Mag. Günther Repitsch, BakkGraduate

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Master’s degree programme Information Management, students can continue their studies in the Doctoral degree programme.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Term dates & deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20

General admission period:
9 July to 5 September

Extended admission period:
6 September to 30 November

To the academic year

Term dates & deadlines

Summer semester 2020

General admission period:
8 January to 5 February 2020

Extended admission period:
6 February to 30 April 2020

To the academic year