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Business Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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The goal is to empower students to effectively exploit information and information systems for the success of enterprises in a globalized, networked and digital economy. Going beyond the current state of practice, we enable students to gain result-oriented problem solving competences and empower them to become drivers of innovation in their enterprises.

At the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland we offer a master degree in Business information Systems. We prepare students for a future career in multi-cultural, cross-border business environments. Being taught entirely in English, and offering international study opportunities makes the course truly international.

Career Development 

  • The programme prepares students for a broad context of demanding tasks in the corporate and academic world. 
  • Graduates of the programme have excellent prospects in the future job market. Ongoing digitalization will raise the importance of information systems for the success of companies. 
  • This will lead to an increasing demand for information systems specialists over the coming years.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Business Analytics: Quantitative Methods
  • Business Intelligence
  • Challenging International Managers and Leaders
  • Compliance Management and Governance of IT
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Resilience
  • Digitalization of Business Processes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The registration requirements for the Master of Science in Business Information Systems programme encompass: 

  • a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik), Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Administration (Betriebsökonomie)*, Management*, Economics*, Computer Science (Informatik)*, Information Technology*, Information Science*, Industrial Engineering* or a similar field of study
  • good or very good grades
  • good or very good linguistic abilities in English
  • work experience
The transcript of records (modules completed) of bachelor’s degrees which are marked with * will be checked in detail. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1208 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1208 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Semester fee: CHF 700

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/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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