Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS)


Program Description


In a continuously evolving environment, in which information plays a major role in terms of competitiveness and performance, in-depth knowledge of information systems is essential for the effective management of an organisation. The relevance and quality of managerial responses to the problems raised by the management of organisations fundamentally depend on the information available to the manager. The Master of Science in Information Systems offers a custom profile cut out for graduates, giving them access to positions requiring acute capabilities.

Acquired skills

The Master of Science in Information Systems brings the necessary expertise to economical actors. It aims to: •Train high-level experts in the fields of information technology, organisation and communication of business strategies, and management. •Prepare for PhD studies, especially in Information Systems and Management Information Systems

Career opportunities

This training prepares experts able to design, maintain, evaluate and implement information services and applications. They will be able to discuss with computer science specialists, but also with interlocutors having a background in human sciences. At the end of this rigorous programme, graduates will be able to hold varied positions, as chief information project, information systems architect, information systems analyst, logistics manager, information security officer, business analyst…

Course structure

The programme includes two semesters of courses and one semester for writing a master thesis. Courses are held in Neuchâtel (one day per week) and Lausanne. The train journey between these two sites lasts 40 minutes. During the first and second semester, 5 courses (30 credits) are to be chosen in each of the two fields below: • Management of information systems • Information systems engineering The last semester is devoted to the realisation of the research project or internship and report (30 credits ECTS).

Interactive teaching

Thanks to recognised and complementary competences of the teaching staff, the students benefit from a personalized training. Courses are taught by the professors and lecturers of the Information Management Institute (IMI). The staff members of the institute, supervised by Professor Kilian Stoffel, work on all aspects of information management, with emphasis on information representation – using ontology model - and knowledge extraction (data mining). The various projects are largely funded by the Swiss National Fund (SNF), as well as by private funds, through collaborations with businesses. Several projects have led to scientific publications, doctoral thesis and patents. Neuchâtel is renowned for its high quality of life. In particular, it is easy to find appropriate accommodation at reasonable price.

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Last updated February 2018

About the School

At the University of Neuchatel, the student is the focus. We pride ourselves on creating future leaders, thanks to our innovative teaching programs.

At the University of Neuchatel, the student is the focus. We pride ourselves on creating future leaders, thanks to our innovative teaching programs. Read less