The Master's Programme in Information Systems is a 2 year full-time study and educates candidates in managing system development projects and change processes, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Systems (IS) to achieve strategic goals.
The Programme has high focus on digitalization and change processes on various areas:
Both compulsory and elective courses ensure proficiency in strategic use of Enterprise Systems, including assessment of such investments. Students acquire skills by using tools for process modelling, and experience of various ERP systems. The candidates' understanding of the complex interaction between technological, social and organizational factors related to implementation and use of Information Systems is emphasized
Courses in System Development and System Development Methods give candidates knowledge and understanding of state of the art system development processes. Challenges related to specification, design, implementation, testing and evaluation are important factors, as well as agile methods and other current methodical approaches to System Development. Project management is also a focus area
Courses in eGovernment provide knowledge and understanding of how ICT can contribute to modernizing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector while upholding democratic principles like transparency and participation. Citizens' participation in political processes and right to co-determination through ICT is a focus area, and students are provided with an overall understanding of the complexity and possibilities of relevant information systems for the public sector
|1. sem||IS-402-1 Systems Development Processes and Methods 10 sp||IS-403-1 IT and Business Development 10 sp||IS-406-1 Enterprise Systems I 10 sp|
|2. sem||IS-401-1 Digital Value Cration 10 sp||IS-407-1 Management of IS Projects 10 sp||Elective course|
|3. sem||IS-404-1 Research Methods in Information Systems 10 sp||IS-420-1 Current Topics and Research Areas in Information Systems 10 sp||IS-500-1 IT and Management 10 sp|
|4. sem||IS-501-1 Master Thesis in Information Systems 30 sp|
In spring term of 2021, one of the following specialization courses will be given (all 10 ECTS credits):
The course that will be given depends on available teaching resources. More info will be given authumn 2018.Students can also apply for SV-420 UiA CoCreation - OpenLab and get this approved as an elective cource in addition to the study program. It requires that students that will also take SV-420 will take part as normal in the Master Information program.
Candidates from the Master's Degree Programme in Information Systems (IS) have acquired a broad knowledge and understanding of ICT and the role of IS in achieving strategic goals in an organization
Graduates will be capable of managing systems development projects and ICT-based process innovation both in the private and public sector. They will also have methodology skills enabling them to participate in research projects within the IS field
Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates will have achieved advanced knowledge of:
Tuition is research based, and research literature is extensively used. Critical reflection and the ability to integrate various forms of knowledge is emphasized, enabling candidates to analyze and apply information systems for strategic purposes.
Candidates will have acquired practical skills in analyzing complex IS challenges in organizations and be able to apply research methods in IS research projects, e.g.:
Upon successful completion of the Programme, candidates will contribute to change and development projects in various ways:
Various forms of teaching, pedagogical means and contexts of learning are used:
Tuition is mainly in compulsory sessions and seminars where discussions and active participation is expected. Group work constitutes a great deal of the studies. A strong link with practice is aimed for, resulting in extensive use of guest lecturers, work for and visits to businesses and organizations. Language is mainly Norwegian, but some courses are taught in English
The Master's Thesis
The last semester of the programme is dedicated to writing the Master's Thesis. This is a scientific work in which the candidate applies both analytical and methodical competency acquired through the studies. Theses are often based on topics related to the department's research areas, but relevant topics initiated from external employers are also used
Faculty of Social Sciences