Information Systems

University of Cologne

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The interdisciplinary field of Information Systems from University of Cologne has its roots in computer science, economics, and particulary business administration. Information Systems support decision-making about value-adding processes ant the coordination, control, monitoring automation, integration, and virtualisation of such processes. 


Key Issues

  • Become an information system specialist with a highly sought-after double qualification in business administration and computer science
  • Enjoy fascinating lectures from a top-ranked, inspiring faculty
  • Investigate key issues like big data, digital transformation, and IT-based innovation in products, processes and business models
  • Invest in yourself while gaining practical expertise and mastering theoretical methods on the university level
  • Develop the entrepreneurial skills you need to find and shape IT-based business solutions

Career Opportunities

As a graduate in the interdisciplinary field of Information Systems from University of Cologne, you will find attractive positions that call for your skills as a broad-based specialist. Thorugh your direct contact with the institute's professors, you will have learned from the best, as professors in Cologne Institute for Information Systems rank among the top scholars in theier fields. Many of our graduates have developed good business contacts even before completing their studies. 

Because of their broad-based, specialised education, our graduates can work in any field and in any position related to IT and economics, including  IT consultantcies. Some of our graduates choose to specialise further and work as, for instance, data analysts, data scientists, or entrepreneurs. Our leading partners in industry, ranging from large insurance companies to mid.sized software-developement companies, value our graduates as they are ready for action. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Operative and Strategic Controlling
  • International Accounting and Corporate Valuation
  • International Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree certificate | If you have not finished your bachelor studies but have passed at least 80% of the examinations (at least 144 credits in a bachelor degree carrying 180 ECTS credits), you can apply by submitting a confirmation of all credits earned so far, along with a provisional average grade computed and certified by your examination office.
  • Transcript of records (stamped and signed) 
  • School leaving certificate | A-levels/ High school diploma
  • Official description of the content of all taken bachelor courses | e.g. course catalogue or PDF-file with link to course description at the website of the University)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Proof of German language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

As a student of one of the partner universities of the University of Cologne you do not have to pay any tuition fees. Only Social fee.


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