University of Jyväskylä

Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Ranking of applicants based on the application documents as follows:

1. Grade point average of the undergraduate degree 

2. Grade of the Bachelor’s/ undergraduate thesis 

3. Motivation letter


  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

700 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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