The Degree program in Information Systems Management (90 ECTS) is a Master’s degree program offered completely in English. It leads to an internationally recognized degree in business information technology officially called Master of Business Administration.
The goal of the program is to broaden the skills of an ICT expert for managing business-driven ICT development projects and managing ICT services in the international working environment. Understanding global business processes and management principles become a key competence of every student. The ability to actively search for new and innovative solutions in order to respond to changing business needs and technological environments also forms part of the student’s final competence profile. The program is targeted at students who are working during the studies and therefore the contact hours are scheduled in the evenings or on the weekends. The accomplishment of the program takes about 2 years from a part-time student.
Profile of the Degree Program in Information Systems Management
The degree program in Information Systems Management (ISM) provides the ICT industry with top quality professionals understanding the principles of business and having the all-around competencies needed to successfully manage large international ICT development projects or continuous ICT services.
Upon graduation, you will be awarded an internationally recognized degree called Master of Business Administration. Professionals possessing the degree are wanted by international enterprises, companies pursuing offshoring and outsourcing or other types of cooperation spanning multiple countries.
Key learning outcomes of the Degree program
ISM broadens the skills of an ICT expert for managing business driven ICT development projects and managing ICT services in an international environment. Understanding global business processes and management principles become a key competence of every ISM student. Active search for new and innovative solutions in order to respond to the changing business needs and technological environment belongs to the student’s final competence profile.
ISM provides you with a practical opportunity to extend your personal competences to a managerial and renewer level in the field of international ICT.
Graduates of ISM are capable of pursuing careers in diverse positions, such as:
- Business IT Manager developing ICT strategy in line with business strategy
- IT Program Manager for large development projects
- IT Service Development Manager managing global services
- Independent ICT Strategy Consultant specialized in internationalization efforts
- Entrepreneur targeting global ICT markets
The studies can be conducted in 2 to 3 years (4 to 6 semesters) as a part-time student or even faster as a full-time student. The face-to-face and classroom meetings take place mainly in the evenings during the working days. In the first and second semester, there are 2 to 3 meetings in a week and later about 2 to 8 meetings in a month depending on the personal study plan. The studies start with the core studies composed of methodology and leadership courses and more specific courses about the business and ICT linkage. By choosing elective studies and the subject of the Master's thesis the student may further specialize in service development management or program management. The students are encouraged to start the thesis work as soon as a suitable subject is found. The free-choice studies can be selected from a large multi-discipline set of master level courses available in HAAGA-HELIA and conducted according to the personal study plan.
Eligibility to apply to the Master level degree program requires a Bachelor’s (or a higher) degree in an equivalent field and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience to be completed after finalizing the Bachelor degree.
Any work experience must have been obtained no later than 31 July 2017 for the spring application period. Work certificates must have a start and an end date of employment and a brief job description. If the applicant has worked part-time, the work certificate must clearly indicate the number of work hours per month. Part-time work will be converted into full-time equivalents such that 150 hours or 20 full working days (at least 7 hours per day) correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. Work experience will only be accepted if it is verified by a certificate provided by the employer.
Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme for entrepreneurs. No periods of practical work placements or on-the-job learning included in a degree used to apply will be counted towards work experience. Military or non-military national service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment. Those who are applying with a qualification completed outside Finland must submit work certificates by 31 January 2017 at 15:00.
|Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity)||300 E / month|
|Food||150-250 E /month|
|Transportation||50 E / month|
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Last updated December 27, 2017