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Business Innovation and Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (WUR) Fisciano, Italy
The MSc in Business Innovation and Informatics is offered by the Dept. of Management and Innovation Systems/DISA-MIS of the University of Salerno. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters and taught in English. The course of studies offers the double title to its students with the University of Portsmouth (UK) and the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira (Colombia).
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The MSc in Business Innovation and Informatics is offered by the Department of Management and Innovation Systems / DISA-MIS of the University of Salerno. The "Business Innovation and Informatics" course weaves academic excellence and relevant networking prospects, to help graduates kick-start their international careers as responsible managers, finance executives, entrepreneurs, chief technical officer, business consultants, data scientist, and expert in artificial intelligence or computer security. Using an innovative learning approach that balances academic rigor with managerial relevance, the program includes two curricula that consist of core courses in the functional areas of management and elective courses that offer specialized knowledge and real-life examples in the areas of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management and Informatics. The program encourages students to experience another culture through Double Degree Programs. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely held in English. The course of studies through international agreements with the University of Portsmouth (UK) and Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira (Colombia) is nominated for the double title to its learners.

The legal duration of the Master's degree course is two years. It can also sign up for part-time, according to the rules established by the University. This Master combines lectures to cover the theoretical aspects with hands-on labs for conveying the relevant practical elements, through specific project works. It also provided a practical application of the content of study to be carried out in the Laboratory under the guidance of the lecturer. In particular, the project works will take place either in parallel with lessons, either in an interdisciplinary mode (as a connection between different courses). The project work will be studied even within the business companies partner of the study program and will cover the resolution of complex real-world problems. The Master Degree in Business Innovation and Informatics is held entirely in English, so as to allow a formation at an international level.

Potential job profiles range from project management to consulting and include areas such as evaluating the benefit and managing the introduction of a new technology into an organization, designing and implementing small and large scale IT systems, and consulting companies and customers regarding the requirements and the limitations of IT systems.

Job profiles designed by MSc in Business Innovation and Informatics are:

  • Service Scientist
  • Team leader
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Program Manager
  • IT Service Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Process Manager
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Information Technology Director
  • Data Scientist - Chief Data Officer
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Knowledge Engineering Specialist
  • Secure Chief Manager


National accreditation by Italian Ministry of Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Control Systems
  • Industrial and Quality Management
  • IT Project Management 
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Biomedical Data & Signal Processing
  • Data Science
  • Secure Protocols and Primitives for Computation and Communication
  • Safe and Awareness Systems
  • Secure Programming and Secure Applications


Registration requires to have a Bachelor or an equivalent degree of at least three years in Computer Science or in Computer Engineering. In case of degrees in different classes, it is required to have earned at least n. 30 ECTS in Computer Science and a reasonable competence in Maths and Stats. It is also required to hold a specialized knowledge of English at a B2 level.


Teaching Staff (core and specialization courses):

Ornella Malandrino, Professor

Massimo De Falco, Assoc. Professor

Francesco Polese, Professor

Raffaele D’Alessio, Professor

Giancarlo Nota, Assoc. Professor

Francesco Orciuoli, Assoc. Professor

Fabrizio Esposito, Assoc. Professor

Roberto Tagliaferri, Professor

Vincenzo Loia, Professor

Domenico Parente, Professor

Giuseppe Persiano, Professor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Foreigner students:
    • For extra-EU students: the deadline is April 24th
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      The course is divided into 2 years and 4 semesters: I year Fall 2018-Spring 2019 II year Fall 2019-Spring 2020

  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    Credits at the "Business Innovation and Informatics" MSc can be acquired after passing Core courses (40 ECTS), Specialization courses (30 ECTS), Elective courses (30 ECTS) and MSc Thesis examination (30 CTS).

    Credits can be acquired also during periods spent at foreign Universities due to Double Title and Erasmus+ agreements.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

The minimum required level of English proficiency is the B2 level (CEFR). Verification of the adequacy of preparation of the student for admission is determined by analyzing the curriculum vitae, by the Staff Commission and, in some cases, through personal interviews in the following areas:

foundations of Informatics

algorithms and data structures

databases and information systems

main programming paradigms and languages

English language

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Fisciano

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


It is possible for foreigner students to apply by April 24th 2018 for the Unisa Fellowships, that can be found at the web page

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