Information Systems, M.Sc.

Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Digitalization of services means that businesses have a growing need for experts who can combine ICT technology, people and business skills. That is where we come in: we educate people to become the next innovators, challengers of existing practices and decision-makers in ICT.

We do this by providing these inquisitive minds with tools and skills to design, develop and implement systems that solve individual and organizational problems. With us, the students do not only get state-of-the art education, but also support from a like-minded community of students and faculty members and the possibilities of a multidisciplinary Finnish university. 

Give and get more. For us, a student is someone who actively engages in learning and who gives 100 % in solving the challenges presented to him or her. Our international community of researchers, teachers and other students support each other in the endeavor; together we will achieve far more than ever alone. The programme is one of the three biggest IS programmes in Scandinavia.

You deserve a future career you will love. With a degree in Information Systems Information Systems from JYU you will have versatile career opportunities available. Want to work with large ICT development projects? Consult and lead digitalization development? Perhaps establishing your own start-up is more your thing? Upon graduation, the choice is yours. Many of our alumni go directly into jobs in such companies as Accenture or Deloitte. Some pursue doctoral studies.

Come & question the current status quo. Every one of us uses digital services for work and play, and even more so in the thoroughly digitalized future. We need people with skills and abilities to question the current solutions and develop them based on reliable analysis and methods. With a degree in Information Systems, you will learn how to do it in a very practical way. At JYU, we emphasize practical and proven ways for developing new, better systems and digital services based on customer needs.

Get JYUnited. The University of Jyväskylä University of Jyväskylä is JYUnited with the surrounding society. The campus is in the heart of Jyväskylä , making JYU and Jyväskylä the perfect urban retreat for studying. We will help you to settle in and support your studies with our Student Life operating model. It helps students to succeed in their studies by creating optimal conditions for academic learning and well-being in this Scandinavian, lively and safe city. We also have strong collaboration with industry both at local and national level; the vast majority of Master’s theses are completed in collaboration with industry.

Learning Outcomes

The degree from the University of Jyväskylä is unique in Finland in combining Information Technology with Economic Sciences. Our graduates will be able to:

  • analyse real-life problems and provide ICT-based solutions to them;
  • design intelligent ICT-enabled services;
  • manage an existing ICT organisation;
  • create a new, ICT-driven business.

Graduate characteristics also include good international communication skills due to the integrated language and communication studies; argumentation skills and logical thinking; team working abilities and social skills. 

Career Opportunities

There are various roles IS graduates are able to adopt in private and public enterprises. The below lists some examples of the role titles:

  • Expert positions in businesses: Analyst, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Project Coordinator, Service Designer, Service Developer, System Designer;
  • Management positions: Project Manager, CEO, ICT/Service Manager, Group Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Service Line Director, Solution Manager, Solutions Lead, System Manager;
  • Marketing roles: Product Marketing Manager;
  • Consultation roles: Senior Consultant, Service Design Consultant;
  • R&D: Doctoral Student, Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Service Development Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Business and Emerging Technologies
  • ICT Policy and Strategy 
  • Project and Change Management
  • Advanced Topics on Systems Development 
  • Information Systems Theories
  • Research Methods
  • Master's Thesis Seminar
  • Master's Thesis
  • Maturity Test

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate academic degree with at least good* average grade in a related field, e.g. Management Information Systems, Information Systems, Informatics, Computer Information Systems; Information Systems Engineering; Business Information Systems; or Wirtschaftsinformatik, including sufficient (c. 30 ECTS) studies in business and economics. Very good applicants without adequate background in business and economics may be accepted with the requirement for complementary studies (Basic Business Studies).
  • an applicable undergraduate academic degree relevant to the field of the programme, including adequate basic studies (c. 30 ECTS) in Information Systems / IT management.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships which cover the tuition fee to 50 % of admitted scholarship applicants.

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