The Master of Science in Information Management offers a non-technical training in information management. The emphasis lies on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics, etc.).
What is the 'Master of Information Management' all about?
This program offers students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree advanced non-technical training in information management, with an emphasis on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics, etc.). Following basic training in technology, the program explores specific management issues in greater depth, particularly in order to develop the skills required to analyze information needs, design and manage information systems and fine-tune an IT strategy as an integral part of an overall business strategy.
The key focus is the preliminary design needed to develop and set up an information system. In completing your Master's thesis, you can apply these skills within a specific business context. Finally, a wide range of electives enables you to either explore specific areas in greater depth or gain a broader understanding through a multidisciplinary approach.
Application deadline for 2018-2019
- 1 March 2018 (for non-EEA citizens)
- 1 June 2018 (for EEA citizens)
KU Leuven uses an online application system. You can download and submit your application form via www.kuleuven.be/application. Students with a Flemish degree can consult www.kuleuven.be/studentenadministratie.
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More useful information about the program for 2018 -2019 is available here.
- EEA citizens: € 906.1
- Non-EEA citizens: € 1,750
Is this the right program for me?
You are familiar with and interested in the basics of computer science and its business applications. Background knowledge of business economics is useful, but not strictly necessary. You will acquire basic knowledge of business information systems and will learn to develop an information strategy aligned with an organization's corporate strategy. You will also learn to identify information needs and to translate these into an information system architecture. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to develop, model and manage business processes. Moreover, you will be able to evaluate an information system, assess its economic merits and make appropriate technological choices.
The ideal prospective student possesses knowledge of information technology (e.g. office applications, basics of database management, basics of computer hardware, basic knowledge of modeling, etc.), a sound background in mathematics and statistics and thorough English language skills (oral and written).
In the business world, there is a great demand for IT specialists with highly developed management skills. Our graduates are trained to gain leverage within a company through the strategic use of technology. The analysis and management of information, knowledge, processes, and systems, in line with an overall business strategy, play a bridging role between computer science and business. Qualities such as strong communication skills, teamwork and group management are therefore more essential than mere technological expertise. Our graduates pursue careers as information analysts, project leaders, and information technology strategists.
This program presents a non-technical curriculum in information management. It focuses on the effective and efficient application and management of information technology in a business setting. First, a basic technological background is offered, after which the management aspects are elaborated in more detail. The program aims at developing skills in analyzing information needs, the modeling, and management of information systems and the alignment of information technology strategy with business strategy. Hence, the main focus is on the early phases of the information system development cycle.
By means of the master project, skills acquired throughout the program are applied in a concrete business setting. Finally, the electives provide the opportunity to explore particular aspects in more depth or to broaden the scope by taking one or more multidisciplinary courses.
By the end of the program, students will have acquired:
- a broad and general knowledge of business information systems;
- the skills to independently formulate a strategy concerning information systems management accompanying an existing company strategy (business, non-profit, government);
- the skills to analyze and model the needs concerning information systems and to follow up on the design, implementation, and management of these systems;
- the skills to evaluate technology independently and to choose a technical solution in accordance with the company strategy;
- the skills to independently recognize the economic aspects of a choice for a particular system;
- the skills to judge and optimise the quality of data, processes, and decisions;
- the skills to lead and manage projects on information systems in a multidisciplinary team of analysts, designers, and users;
- a professional and scientific attitude in the field of information systems.
More Information at: Master of Information Management - KU Leuven