The International Information Systems Management course (IISM), which has been offered since the winter semester 2014/15, focuses on deepening the know-how for the operation of IT and information systems as well as discussing strategic IT management issues , Value is placed on an international orientation. Knowledge and skills in the field of management of internal and cross-company information systems as well as project management skills, foreign languages, cultural management skills and "soft skills" will be taught. By compulsory internships abroad, the students gain experience in professional and cultural practice.

The aim of the program is to prepare the graduates for different fields of application in the international management of IT and information systems. In contrast to the WI study courses, which deal with the conception and development of information systems, there is a substantial emphasis on the management of the operation of information systems and the interface between the IT unit and the users (eg companies or customers) For example, in the context of change management, business process optimization or service management plays an important role.

The master program "International Information Systems Management" consists of six module groups.

A1: International Information Systems Management

Module group A1 focuses on international IS management. The topics range from IT value creation, optimization of IT-intensive business processes, management of IT-related changes via analysis of social networks and business intelligence and analytics to international innovation strategies and the management of international service companies. There are high degrees of freedom in the selection of the individual courses within the module group so that depending on the interests or the professional presentation, individual emphases can be set in the course.

A2: Business Informatics

In the events of this module group, students deepen their basic knowledge of business informatics and information systems. In the choice of the individual courses within the module group, there are high degrees of freedom, so that according to the individual presentation of the students' modules can be selected for in-house, modular or on-demand systems, energy-efficient systems, advanced application systems for data, information and knowledge processing or system development.

A3: Business Administration

In the module group A3 Business Administration, further modules from the module offer Business Administration of Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg can be selected. With regard to the examinations to be passed, the Examination and Study Regulations apply, which applies to this study program. An overview of the concrete offer is provided in particular by the module handbook for the master's degree in business administration.

A4: Seminars

As part of the study, two master's seminars are attended. Here, specific questions of various branches of the management of international information systems are expanded and discussed.

A5: Internship in an international context

As part of the Master's program, a compulsory internship in the IT organization of a company or other institution with an international orientation must be completed. An internship report will present the results of the activity.

A6: Master thesis

As part of the Master's thesis, a topic from the field of International Information Systems Management will be dealt with independently using scientific methods. Further information on the selection of the topic of the Master's Thesis can be found in the Study and Examination Regulations (see section Regulations and Documents).

University requirements

Program requirements

During the online application you need to upload the following documents:

  • Proof of examination of the general or subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  • Proof of a university degree (if the university certificate is not available at the time of application, this can be submitted later - but this does not apply to foreign applicants)
  • Proof of study and examination achievements in the context of higher education (eg certificate, current grading overview, transcript of records or transcript of records) if applicable, certificates of further training measures
  • For foreign applicants, additional proof of knowledge of German at least at level C1 and a copy of the identity card or passport
  • If you submit foreign certificates as part of your application, they must be sent to the student office by post with an officially certified German or English translation.
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