Contemporary fields of study + interesting electives + practical education = successful careers

Students in the Master’s Programme in Information Systems acquire subject and method knowledge at the interface of computer science and business administration in a course of study that strongly promotes students’ personal development. The programme directly addresses the requirements of industry while at the same time providing a sound scientific education. Students also develop leadership and social skills in project seminars conducted with representatives of major companies.



In the first two semesters, students acquire fundamental business and IT knowledge. In modules like Management Information Systems and Information Systems Development, students learn how to design and use IT in professional business contexts.


In their second and third semesters, students can choose among various electives so they can specialise in any of four subject areas: Business Process Management, Data and Application Security, Data Science and Digital Innovation. The Business Process Management electives focus on the analysis, design, and implementation of business processes and cover topics like strategic alignment, governance, methods, IT, people, and culture. The Data and Application Security electives address security essentials by covering the preventive, reactive, and organisational aspects of security. The Data Science electives focus on the collection, management, and analysis of data and cover state-of-the-art methods from fields like artificial intelligence and machine learning, including deep learning. The Digital Innovation electives covers the development and implementation of novel and original solutions in which the innovation process, and its outcomes is embodied.

Master's thesis

In the fourth semester, students write a Master’s thesis. Students are continuously supported in writing their Master's thesis and receive regular feedback on their progress.


Students can take numerous cross-faculty electives, such as modules for communication and presentation training.

Course overview

First semester
Management Information Systems (6 ECTS)
Business Process Management (6 ECTS)
Information Systems Modelling (3 ECTS)
Information Systems Development (3 ECTS)
Data Management (3 ECTS)
Business Statistics (3 ECTS)
Innovation Lab (3 ECTS)
Cross-Faculty Elective I (3 ECTS)

Second Semester
Data and Application Security (6 ECTS)
Digital Innovation (6 ECTS)
Data Science (6 ECTS)
Enterprise Architecture Management (3 ECTS)
Core Elective I (3 ECTS)
Digital Business (3 ECTS)
Cross-Faculty Elective II (3 ECTS)

Third Semester
Emerging IT Topics (3 ECTS)
Human-Centered Design (3 ECTS)
Core Elective II (3 ECTS)
Core Elective III (3 ECTS)
Core Elective IV (3 ECTS)
Research Methods (3 ECTS)
Research Seminar (3 ECTS)
Project Seminar (6 ECTS)
Cross-Faculty Elective III (3 ECTS)

Fourth Semester
Master’s Thesis (27 ECTS)
Cross-Faculty Elective IV (3 ECTS)

Business Process Management
2nd semester: BPM and Organisational Practice (3 ECTS)
3rd semester: Business Process Analysis (3 ECTS), Process Mining (3 ECTS)

Data and Application Security
2nd semester: Security Management (3 ECTS)
3rd semester: Intrusion Detection and Mitigation (3 ECTS), Network and System Security (3 ECTS)

Data Science
2nd semester: Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (3 ECTS)
3rd semester: Advanced Machine Learning (3 ECTS), Data Visualisation (3 ECTS)

Digital Innovation
2nd semester: Digital Humanities (3 ECTS)
3rd semester: Digital Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS), Autonomous Tools, Design, and Innovation (3 ECTS)


Curriculum overview (until sommer semester 2020)
Curriculum overview (as of winter semester 2020/2021)
Module handbook Master Information Systems