MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
Content and structure
The significance of information and information technology in business is greater than ever. Almost every activity and decision in a company depends on IT and therefore information and information technology is at the core of a number of different departments including human resources, finance, manufacturing and security.
Companies and organisations rely on IT when communicating with employees, suppliers and customers, and IT is used to observe changes in markets, to keep up with supply and demand, and to reduce cost and risk by collecting and analysing data and information.
Dealing with information and information technology is not a choice for companies and organisations. It is a necessity.
IT as a tool
In the MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems programme you learn how you use information and information technology to add value to companies and organisations. IT is viewed as something you can use and manage to reach the goals and solve the problems of a company.
In this programme you will gain an understanding of the company and learn to analyse its needs providing the background for designing and implementing specific IT solutions. You will learn how IT affects the organisational structure and financial results of a company – and how the organisational needs and economic reality creates possibilities and constraints on the IT architecture.
You will learn how to box in the problems of a company – reducing the complexity and making it possible to analyse, create and implement IT solutions. And you will learn to think outside the box – and thereby not only find more effective ways of doing things but also create new solutions to old problems.
Speaking two languages
The dependence of companies and organisations upon information and information technology creates a need for IT- and non-IT-departments to understand and collaborate with each other – and a need for employees with an understanding of the implementation of IT into business. Employees with skills restricted to either business administration or programming and computer science is no longer sufficient. Companies need people with qualifications that cross the boundaries of the two different areas.
In the MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems programme you work with the integration between business administration and information technology and not only gain experience and knowledge of the two fields, their intersections and different needs, possibilities and constraints – but also learn to understand and speak two different languages. You will be able to assume the role of a communicator and facilitator enabling collaboration and communication between IT- and non-IT-departments of a company.
MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems is a two-year master’s programme that is divided into 4 semesters. The autumn semester runs from September through November with exams in December and January; and the spring semester from February through April with exams in May and June.
First and second semester consist of compulsory courses, third semester of elective courses and fourth semester finishes off the programme with the master thesis.
In your third semester you can opt for:
- Going abroad on exchange at a partner university
- Doing electives at CBS or another university
- Doing an internship in a company or organisation in Denmark or abroad
It is possible for MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems students to be enrolled in a double degree programme. Here you will spend your first year at CBS learning about Business Administration and your second year at Mannheim Business School in Germany learning about Information Systems.
2. semester (Choose 4 out of 6 courses)
|3. semester||4. semester|
Managing IT Project Complexities (7,5 ECTS)
Technology and Organization in a Digital World (7,5 ECTS)
Electives / Internship / Exchange (30 ECTS)
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
|Internet of Things (7,5 ECTS)|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (7,5 ECTS)|
|Innovation in a Digital World (7,5 ECTS)|
|Information Economics and Business (7,5 ECTS)|
|Strategy Making and Information Technology (7,5 ECTS)||Advanced Strategic Information Management (7,5 ECTS)|
|Big Data Management (7,5 ECTS)||Researching Technologies: Explanatory and Design Strategies (7,5 ECTS)|
You can find the course descriptions here in the study regulations for MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems.