Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.
The master programme in Information Systems will give advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, use and leadership of information systems in organisations and businesses. It will also prepare for research studies within informatics. The aim is to give each student the competence needed to describe and analyse businesses, organisations and their need for developing information systems.
Examples of themes of the programme includes: IS/IT for Organizing, Communicating and Coordinating; Ontologies and Epistemologies: Methodologies, Methods and Theories; Big Data in Organizations, Business, and Society.
In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way identify and express questions.
Selections: The individual assessment is based on your previous degree. The informatics area is broad and covers several backgrounds that can assimilate its different topics, which opens up for a broad spectrum of backgrounds, from informatics, computer science, business economics and elsewhere.
After the education you could work with projects with the purpose to plan, design and introduce information systems intended to development businesses or organizations.
Master (Two Years)
Main field of study: Informatics
The individual assessment is based on the applicant's previous field of study and its relevance to the programme, as well as their ability to assimilate its course content.
The informatics area is broad and covers several fields that can assimilate its different topics, which opens up a broad spectrum of backgrounds.
Priority is given to the following fields of knowledge:
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business informatics, Information Systems and Management, Business Administration, Management, etc.
However, if you are interested in the program, I would recommend that you apply for it because the prerequisites are, as mentioned, a Bachelor degree (in any area).
Sharzad would like to work with Internet of things
Sharzad Darvishi from Iran studies the Master's program Information Systems, llisten as she tells more about the program.
Information Systems is a rich mixture of IT and business
M. Redwan Hasan from Bangladesh is a student at the Master programme in Information Systems.
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Can you tell me about your degree programme? How do you like it?
"It is a rich mixture of IT and business, where information plays a central role. The courses offered cover a variety of relevant topics and prepares us well for our future professional lives."
Why did you choose to study at Linnaeus University?
"This was my first choice when choosing among programmes in Sweden. The primary reason was the structure of the programme, which is quite diverse and covers many areas I'm interested in. Secondly, I heard Växjö is a small, beautiful city with a rich student life and lots of things to do. Personally, I prefer smaller cities to larger ones."
What's your impression of Sweden and the Swedes?
"A beautiful country with beautiful people. Swedes are somewhat reserved initially, but very friendly once you get to know them."
What do you do besides your studies?
"I am an online gaming enthusiast. In my free time, I usually play online with my friends who are in other parts of the world. This gives me a chance to have some fun while catching up with them. Apart from that, I have been learning Swedish through SFI (Swedish For Immigrants) for the past one year, and during weekends I like to hang out with my campus friends."
What are your career plans?
"To work here in Sweden. I would like to start off with a PhD, which would allow me to try and face different challenges in a dynamic work life. After my PhD, I would be confident to continue to build on my passion towards a career within information systems."
What's the best thing about being a student at Linnaeus University?
"As a student at Linnaeus University, you can have a very balanced social life during your studies. You will have time to do the things you love to do. I think that's how the Swedish education system is designed. It's all about learning, growing and having fun at the same time!"
This programme totally changed my view
"It was my dream to come to a foreign country for higher education. I came to know about the Swedish educational system which suits me best, not only in terms of affordability but also the nature of Swedish society where peace and freedom coexists together. I was awarded a scholarship which made my journey easy. I worked as a web developer and therefore I chose Information Systems. This programme totally changed my view and made me understand how important it is to involve the users in the development of IT artifacts. In the future, I wish to be a researcher and my current programme is exactly designed in that way." Rajib, Bangladesh, student at Information Systems, Master programme.
The following courses are included in the two-year master programme in Information Systems.
About the distance education
You can choose to study this programme on campus or as a distance education.The distance education at Linnaeus University in the Department of Informatics provides distance students with almost the same opportunities as those who study on campus. Consequently, it means that the distance students will be able to follow the lectures in real time together with the campus students. However, it is important to keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and seminars during the weekdays. In addition, the lectures, seminars and other mandatory parts of the course are given during the weekdays and working hours, i.e. 8.00 – 17.00 GMT + 1 time zone.
Moreover, the common denominator of a distance student in the Department of Informatics is that the lectures are streamed in real-time on the web. In addition, the students communicate with the teachers and fellow students using an e-learning platform. The e-learning platform supports the teaching and learning process including, for instance, discussion forums where the students can ask questions related to the course and its topic, discuss group work, and have video meetings with the support of a webcam and headset, etc.
Växjö – the student city with a living campus
Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.
Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.
With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.