Master in Information Systems

General

Program Description

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.

This program gives advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, and use of information systems in organizations and businesses.

It will also prepare for research studies in informatics. The aim is to give each student the competence needed to describe and analyze businesses, organizations and their need for developing information systems.

In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way to identify and express questions.

Examples of themes of the program include: IS/IT for Organizing, Communicating and Coordinating; Ontologies and Epistemologies: Methodologies, Methods, and Theories; Big Data in Organizations, Business, and Society.

Program content

1-year Programme Courses

The program is structured in modules of 15 credits.

  • IS/IT for Organizing, Communicating and Coordinating I, 15 credits, A1N
  • Contemporary issues in IS research and development, 7.5 credits, A1N
  • Information Systems Methodology, 7.5 credits, A1N
  • Big Data in Organizations, Business, and Society, 15 credits, A1N
  • Degree Project 15 credits, A1E

2-year Programme Courses

First year

  • IS/IT for Organizing, Communicating, and Coordinating I
  • Contemporary issues in IS research and development
  • Information Systems Methodology
  • Big Data in Organizations, Business, and Society
  • Digital Environments: Information Society and Internet of Things

Second year

  • IS/IT for organizing, communicating, and coordinating II
  • Elective course(s)
  • Elective course(s)
  • Degree project in Informatics at Master level

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

  • English B/6 or the equivalent.

Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is partly based on a statement of purpose and cv. Use designated template incl. instructions on the documentation to be submitted.

Syllabus

Click here for the 1-year, on-campus, program syllabus.

Click here for the 2-year, on-campus, program syllabus.

Click here for the 1-year, distance, program syllabus.

Click here for the 2-year, distance, program syllabus.

Career

After the education, you could work with projects with the purpose to plan, design and introduce information systems intended to development of businesses or organizations.

Degree

Master (one or two years) with a specialization in Business Development.

Main Field of study: Informatics.


About the distance education

The distance education at Linnaeus University in the Department of Informatics provides distance students with almost the same opportunities as those who study on campus. Consequently, it means that the distance students will be able to follow the lectures in real-time together with the campus students. However, it is important to keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and seminars during the weekdays. In addition, the lectures, seminars and other mandatory parts of the course are given during the weekdays and working hours, i.e. 8.00 – 17.00 GMT + 1, time zone.

Moreover, the common denominator of a distance student in the Department of Informatics is that the lectures are streamed in real-time on the web. In addition, the students communicate with the teachers and fellow students using an e-learning platform. The e-learning platform supports the teaching and learning process including, for instance, discussion forums where the students can ask questions related to the course and its topic, discuss group work, and have video meetings with the support of a webcam and headset, etc.

Distance

To study at a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also includes compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform for discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a webcam.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. Read less
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