18 months
1310 EUR/year
1310 EUR/year
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The MSc in Business Information Systems has been designed for ambitious students who are committed to pursuing a career on the interface between business and information technology. This master degree is offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    1310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • Semester fee: CHF 700

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /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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