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International Information Systems, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The International Information Systems program at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is a four semester program for students interested in information technology and its role in today's business environment. Offered jointly by the School of Business and Economics at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law situated in the city of Nuremberg and the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering in Erlangen, the program’s curriculum includes courses in the fields of international information systems management, database systems and software engineering. 

The international nature of the program is fostered by its participants coming from many different countries, the mandatory study abroad period and courses focusing on the international aspects of information systems management. Graduates of the program are ideally suited for leadership roles at the interface between management and IT of global companies.

Excellent learning and working conditions prepare students for an international career in business with a strong focus on managing International Information Systems. The program is appropriate for students who are interested in Information technology and its role in today’s business environment, irrespective of the academic field chosen during their undergraduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing Enterprise-Wide IT Architectures
  • Managing IT-enabled Businesses
  • Managing IT-enabled Organizations
  • Managing Global Projects & Information Technology
  • IT-enabled Innovation & Value Creation
  • IT-enabled Processes & Services
  • Database Systems 
  • Software Engineering 

Audience

Each year around 40 students enroll in the master program and in average 48% are international ones. So far students came from 33 different countries from all over the world. Graduates of the master's degree startet their career in international enterprises like Accenture, Siemens or adidas, in research or become self-employed by founding a start-up.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

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General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • A transcript of academic records
  • Language certificates 
  • A copy of your identity document

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 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

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