24 months
6542 EUR/year
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The master’s programme in IT Management from Umea University is designed for those who want to affect the ways in which IT is applied to make a positive change. The programme gives you the opportunity to combine knowledge from your bachelor studies with new insights on IT and its application in business and organisations. 


Key facts

Being a student on the IT Management programme at Umea University means an active search for knowledge, problem solving and critical analyses based on a scientific approach. The working methods vary between individual study work, group work,live cases, seminars and lectures.

The programme is tightly coupled to practice with a strong research component. Our collaboration with partner firms provides you with opportunities to develop your analytical and managerial skills. The programme combines subject knowledge in IT management with strong ties to practice. You learn to work with a scientific approach that is valuable for evaluation work, management, consluting, systems design, business development, and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

The programme prepares the student for qualified tasks in areas such as evaluation work, planning, and development work in contexts such as the private or public sector as well as for research. Having finished the education you can participate in activities such as design and use of IT and work in managerial positions.

Among students with a master degree in informatics/computer- or systems science 87% received a job within a year of completing their degree, a rate highest for all general degrees. [Source: Swedish agency for higher education report 2010:19]

Possible careers for a student with an IT Management Master's Degree include:

  • Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Systems Designer
  • Systems Architect
  • Development Work
  • Evaluation Work
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship

Programme Structure

Courses of free choice

  • During semester 3 students choose an elective course on 15 hp/ECTS. 
  • The elective course can be any course on undergraduate or advanced level at Umeå university provided that you fullfill the requirements and provided that there are seats available.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
  • A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special requirements: 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Informatics, Business Administration, Pedagogy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Computer Science, Media-and Communication Studies (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6542 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6542 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: SEK 71,400

Living costs for Umeå

7125 - 11770 SEK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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