Master in Information Systems


Study overview

In a continuously evolving environment, in which information plays a major role in terms of competitiveness and performance, in-depth knowledge of information systems is essential for the effective management of an organisation. The relevance and quality of managerial responses to the problems raised by the management of organisations fundamentally depend on the information available to the manager.

The Master of Science in Information Systems offers a custom profile cut out for graduates, allowing them access to positions requiring critical capabilities.  

Skills acquired 

The Master of Science in Information Systems brings the necessary expertise to economical actors. It aims to:

  • Train high-level experts in the fields of information technology, organisation and communication of business strategies, and management.
  • Prepare for PhD studies, especially in Information Systems and Management Information Systems.

Course structure

The programme includes two semesters of courses and one semester for writing a master thesis. During the first and second semester, 5 courses (30 credits) are to be chosen in each of the two fields below:

  • Management of information Systems
  • Information Systems Engineering

The last semester is devoted to the realisation of the research project or internship and report (30 credits ECTS).
Courses are held in Neuchâtel (rest of week)  and Lausanne. 

Specific strengths

Thanks to recognised and complementary competences of the teaching staff, the students benefit from a personalized training. Courses are taught by the professors and lecturers of the Information Management Institute (IMI).

The staff members of the institute work on all aspects of information management, with emphasis on information representation – using the ontology model - and information extraction (data mining). The institute’s  various projects are largely funded by the Swiss National Fund (SNF), as well as by private funds, through collaborations with businesses. Several projects have led to scientific publications, doctoral theses and patents.

More information on the Master website

Degree awarded
Master of Science in Information Systems
90 ECTS, 3 semesters
Teaching language
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Master's programme information

Career opportunities

  • Information project manager
  • Information systems architect
  • Information systems analyst
  • Logistic manager
  • Information security officer
  • Business analyst