Master's Programme in Information Systems Management, 120 credits

About the education

Information Technology is opening up unprecedented opportunities for creating flexible and innovative organisations and societies. This development will require leaders with a thorough understanding of IT as well as its application to business and societal challenges.

With the Information Systems Management programme, students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to use cutting edge IT for solving both organisational and societal problems. The programme focuses on the design, implementation, usage, and evolution of information systems. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of information systems design and architecture including requirements engineering, service oriented architectures, and agile systems development.

Students will also develop a strong understanding of the role of IT in supporting and transforming organisations and networks, for example value network design, enterprise systems, business process management, and business intelligence.

Graduates of the programme will find positions as IT architects, enterprise architects, project managers, database administrators, systems analysts, and application developers. They may pursue their careers in a variety of organizations, including large and mid-size corporations, public sector agencies, and non-governmental organisations (NGO). Graduates may also enter PhD programmes for a research career.

Starting autumn 2011 the different courses are available as distance courses that gives you the opportunity to take the courses in your own speed regardless of place. The courses are also given as traditional campus courses so you may choose the pedagogical approach of your preference.

Subject: Computer and Systems Sciences

Information technology gives us new opportunities, and affects more and more parts of our daily lives. Boundless communication, advanced computers and software allows us to create new professional roles, societal services, business ideas and companies. Computer and systems science is a multidisciplinary subject that covers all areas where computers and information technology (IT) are used by people, groups or organizations. The programmes and courses lead to a variety of professions and professional roles, such as the use of IT in businesses, computer security, systems development, programming, web design, database construction, IT for publishing, entertainment or education.

Computer science is the technical part of the subject. The education gives therefore knowledge of computers, programming, data communications and data processing. Systems science contains two closely related areas. One area is the interaction between IT, people and organizations. The second includes models and tools to analyze and design systems that include both technology and people.

För grundutbildningarna behövs inga tekniska förkunskaper om datorer, däremot bör man tycka om problemlösning, vara kreativ och ha lätt för att kommunicera i tal och skrift. Data- och systemvetenskap kan med fördel kombineras med andra ämnen, som t ex psykologi, pedagogik, lingvistik, juridik eller företagsekonomi. För en grundlig utbildning i data- och systemvetenskap väljer du något av våra kandidatprogram. Det finns flera olika program för att matcha olika behov och intressen. Har du förkunskaper inom ämnet kan du i stället välja ett mastersprogram som fördjupning.

For the basic courses no technical knowledge of the computers is needed. You should however like solving problems, being creative can easily communicate in speech and writing. Computer and systems science can also be combined with other subjects, such as psychology, linguistics, law or business economics. For a thorough training in computer and systems science, select one of our bachelor programmes. There are several different programmes to match different needs and interests. If you have previous knowledge of the subject, you can instead choose a master programme as a specialization


The Department of Computer and Systems, DSV, belongs to both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology. This dual membership means you can choose from a rich selection courses with different focus and content.

Area of interest: Computer and Systems Sciences

Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary area of interest of which programming is an important part. It also covers the interaction between human beings, computers and organizations.

Computer and Systems Sciences offers plenty of opportunity to find a profession that suits you, regardless of whether you want to develop and design games or business systems, work within programming or try to create the perfect interaction between a computer and a human being.

Department responsible for education

Department of Computer and Systems Sciences