University of Jyväskylä

Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Graduates will be able to:
  • analyse real-life problems and provide ICT-based solutions to them;
  • design intelligent ICT-enabled services;
  • manage an existing ICT organisation;
  • create a new, ICT-driven business.

Graduate characteristics will include good international communication skills due to the integrated language and communication studies; argumentation and logical thinking; team working abilities and social skills.

Our aim is to train highly competent professionals of the ICT domain and to provide professionals working in other fields with basic skill sets in using and managing information technology, as well as to carry out internationally acclaimed, high quality research in selected fields of expertise.The relationship of IT and its users, both people and organizations, is in the very heart of Information Systems Science. The main interest lies in the development and usage of information systems as part of an organization and business with the aim of understanding them holistically from the viewpoint of technology, the users and the effects of the usage of information systems.

There are various roles IS graduates are able to adopt in private and public enterprises. The below list provides some examples of the role titles:
  • Expert positions in businesses: Analyst, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Project Coordinator, Service Designer, Service Developer, System Designer;
  • Management positions: Project Manager, CEO, ICT/Service Manager, Group Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Service Line Director, Solution Manager, Solutions Lead, System Manager;
  • Marketing roles: Product Marketing Manager;
  • Consultation roles: Senior Consultant, Service Design Consultant;
  • R&D: Doctoral Student, Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Service Development Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Researcher.
The Ms in Information Systems programme is offered by University of Jyväskylä.

Programme Structure

Major Studies
  • Compulsory IS Core Courses
  • Elective Major Subject Studies
  • Compulsory Thesis Studies, incl. Thesis and Thesis Seminar
Language Studies
  • Finnish languag
  • English language
Other Optional Studies
  • Students are free to choose courses across the University subject to course/ level/ subject specific prerequisites.
  • Examples include: preparatory or advanced level language courses in various languages offered by the Language Centre, multidisciplinary module on Learning, Human Development and Wellbeing and Creating Careers Lecture Series just to mention a few.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Bachelor's degree
  • An undergraduate academic degree with at least good* grade point average in a related field, e.g. Management Information Systems, Information Systems, Informatics, Computer Information Systems; Information Systems Engineering; Business Information Systems; or Wirtschaftsinformatik, including sufficient (c. 30 ECTS) studies in business and economics. Very good applicants without adequate background in business and economics may be accepted with the requirement for complementary studies (Basic Business Studies).
  • An applicable undergraduate academic degree relevant to the field of the programme, including adequate basic studies (c. 30 ECTS) in Information Systems / IT management.
* Good = C in the ECTS scale
English language proficiency
The language test must be valid during the application period. Test results are valid for two years.
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score of 580 or (Internet Based Test) 92; or
  • IELTS (Academic module) score should be 6.5 or above; or
  • A passing grade of A, B or C in CAE or CPE; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59 or above; or
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI) for English with skill level 4 or higher at all skill areas.
Candidates can be excepted from the above test requirement only if they have:
  • Upper secondary school education completed in English language in the Nordic countries, i.e. Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Island, or Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand; no other countries are considered for exemption regardless of the official language of the country.
  • A higher education degree completed in English language in one of the following countries: EU/ EEA country, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The final dissertation must have been completed in English and the language of tuition must be stated in any one of the documents issued by the awarding institution.

After the ranking, the top applicants will be interviewed using digital communication services (preferably Skype). The structured interview will take c. 15 minutes per candidate. The interview will assess the candidates’ current knowledge and skills from prior studies and work, their motivation and the adequacy of their language skills.

Four main categories are assessed during in the interview: knowledge and skills in information systems and technology; knowledge and skills in business and economics; preparedness for studies and language skills; and motivation to study in the programme. An applicant may be disqualified as the result of the interviews.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 8000 International

Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä.


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