Qualification goals of the M.Sc. Information Systems

The Master's programme in Information Systems achieves the following qualification goals in particular:

Scientific qualification:

  • By attending the subject-specific modules of the Master's degree programme in Information Systems, graduates are able to independently analyse complex problems in the context of company and inter-company information systems in business and administration, such as ERP systems, management and decision-making systems or communication systems, with the help of advanced scientific methods, develop solutions based on the latest state of science and technology, control and check their implementation, and prepare and present the results achieved in a didactic manner oriented towards the target group, as they have shown in seminars and projects.
  • Thus, graduates can make an appropriate, scientific contribution to solving interdisciplinary problems with quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods, such as data and literature analyses, experiments or case studies.
  • After attending the subject-specific modules, they are in particular able to confidently understand, reflect on and further develop in-depth methods and theories of business informatics, applied and theoretical computer science and economics.
  • Graduates know in-depth interdisciplinary theories and methods of business informatics as well as related neighbouring and auxiliary disciplines from lectures, exercises, project work and seminar papers and are able to reflect on and apply these.
  • In their final thesis and disputation, graduates have shown that they can independently design, elaborate and present extensive research work within a given time frame by applying acquired specialised knowledge to a specially designed research question using independently selected and justified scientific methods, taking into account generally recognised principles of good scientific practice. They can thus independently contribute to the scientific advancement of the subject and are qualified for doctoral studies.

Qualification for a qualified gainful employment:

  • Graduates have demonstrated in the context of exercises, projects, seminars as well as subject-specific modules and, if applicable, in the course of studying abroad, that they confidently understand and reflect on advanced methods, procedures and theories of business informatics and can also use them appropriately in an unfamiliar, interdisciplinary and constantly developing context of application.
  • Through their studies, graduates are familiar with a logical-analytical, systemic approach to thinking, which enables them to independently investigate novel problems and complex contexts in business informatics, even on the basis of limited information, and to develop solutions by integrating existing and new knowledge.
  • Graduates know the processes of projects from seminars, projects and the final thesis and can plan, carry out and control the work steps themselves.

Personal development:

  • Graduates are trained to consider complex problems from the field of business informatics both alone and in an interdisciplinary team and to involve and support participants in a goal-oriented manner, taking into account the respective group situation. In group work, they have shown that they can work out constructive solutions together and communicate these in a well-founded and target group-oriented manner.
  • Graduates have made decisions in exercises and projects, distributed tasks and taken responsibility for themselves or their task in the group. They can organise and lead a team on their own responsibility.
  • Graduates are able to acquire extensive specialised knowledge both under guidance and especially independently in a goal-oriented manner. They thus possess the ability for continuous and lifelong further education, as required by the dynamic development of the subject of business informatics.
  • Graduates have set individual focal points and developed a professional self-image as well as concrete ideas on how they can develop professionally. They can realistically assess their own abilities, meet the respective practical requirements in a self-directed manner and act as future software developers, project managers, IT consultants and related activities and operate in a leading position as mediators between business and technical requirements.
  • Graduates can examine socio-technical systems with scientific methods and consciously reflect on their status within our social system after attending the subject-specific modules.
  • Graduates are able to critically reflect on technical and non-technical implications of the use of information systems. This enables them to shape and accompany the digital transformation of the economy and society on their own responsibility.
  • Graduates know advanced approaches to ethical questions and challenges from the perspective of business informatics, applied and theoretical informatics as well as economic sciences and are able to significantly shape social processes critically, reflectively as well as with a sense of responsibility and in a democratic public spirit.