As an academic field, Information Systems addresses the structural and performance characteristics of information systems, the procedural methods for developing and operating these systems, and the economic and social implications of their operation. The degree program is thus connected not only to the academic fields of economics and business administration and management, but also to computer science.
The master’s degree program in Information Systems aims to provide students with the skills needed to apply scientific methods to solve problems arising in the field, including those of an interdisciplinary nature, and continue to develop these methods. A further goal is to equip students to engage in their own continuing education independently, as is often required to keep pace with the field’s continual, dynamic development. Studies in Information Systems are method- and application-oriented, and they prepare students for a wide range of professional fields of application. The core curriculum’s elective options allow students to develop individually specified area of focus within the degree program.