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International Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The master’s program 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.

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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    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:

    587

    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:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Certified copy of your undergraduate degree or recent statement of grades from the examination office (A translated certificate (either to English or German) should also be supplemented with a copy of the original certificate)
  • Certified copy of your secondary studies 
  • Proof of practical experience if available (copy of contract or letter of recommendation)
  • Proof of your English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or UNICERT III) if your education has been conducted in a language other than English (original certificate or certified copy)
  • Proof of your German language skills at level of at least A2 if your education has been conducted in a language other than German (original certificate or certified copy)

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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  • FAU does not charge tuition fees 

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.

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