Master in Information Systems, IT in Public Administration

Örebro University

Program Description

Master in Information Systems, IT in Public Administration

Örebro University

The use of IT expands and skilled IT developers developing systems that are efficient, user friendly and fulfil the needs of users and organisations are therefore urgently needed.

Do you want to work as a professional IT-specialist developing organizations and businesses using IT? Then this master program is for you by providing you with skills and knowledge about the social and technical aspects needed to use IT in order to improve organisations and businesses. Information technology is today an integrated part of all organisations and businesses. Today there is therefore a need for a new expertise that is innovative and that skilfully combines the technical, organisational and social skills required to make IT-systems truly useful for people and organisations. We focus on the building blocks necessary to harness technology for development: Users, Organization, Technology, and Economy. Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. You become an expert able to provide the necessary cross-sector integration necessary to manage change in situations with multiple and conflicting interests, including departmental and business interests, regulatory and legal standards and norms, and human and social concerns. Our Master in Informatics/Information Systems prepares you well for working life and includes two specialisations: IT project management and IT in public sector. Specialization IT project management: This specialization gives you the skills to initiate and lead IT- projects in order to solve strategic and operative problems in organisations. Central skills concern system requirement, project work and management, evaluation and investment assessment. Specialization IT in public sector: This specialization gives you the skills needed to understand and act upon the technical, organizational and sociological changes that occur when IT is used in public sector. You will know how information is created and used in organizational processes and how these processes can be managed and improved. Central skills concern how IT is used in public sector; political and democratic dimensions; management and infrastructures; e-services; process modelling and enterprise architecture. During our Master you will also enhance your skills in professional writing and communication. You can also influence your specialization via assignments and thesis writing.

Specific entry requirements

A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in a main field of study and at least 60 credits are for courses in informatics or computer science. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Qualifications (degree awarded)

  • Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]
  • Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]


The career opportunities for skilled IT systems developers are very good. After finishing the Master you can work as an IT-consultant or project leader. You are an expert on assessing how to best use IT to solve organisations' various problems and you are highly skilled in project management within businesses. The program also prepares you for PhD studies in Informatics.

Additional information

The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

First instalment: 50254 SEK Total fee: 201015 SEK

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Last updated July 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
201,015 SEK
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Örebro
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Duration 2 years
Price 201,015 SEK
First instalment: 50254 SEK, Total fee: 201015 SEK