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Master's Programme in IT Management, 120 Credits

About the programme

The master’s programme in IT management is designed for those who want to affect the ways in which IT is applied to make a positive change. The programme gives you the opportunity to combine knowledge from your bachelor studies with new insights on IT and its application in business and organizing through projects, case work and thesis work. The program thus gives you the possibility to develop a unique competence profile. With a master’s degree in IT management you are equipped to act as the link between organizations and IT. You have a strategic perspective and see the development potential in new IT. You have the capability to evaluate organizations and businesses, design appropriate IT solutions, and manage changes in the organizational process required for implementing a new IT solution. The program gives you the skills to work with a scientific approach and prepares you for qualified tasks in areas such as evaluation work, planning, and development work.

Level of education: Continuation programme
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Information science. Specialisation: IT Management.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Information science. Specialisation: IT Management. Application and eligibility Programme syllabus


Being a student on the IT management programme means an active search for knowledge, problem solving and critical analyses based on a scientific approach. The working methods vary between individual study work, group work,live cases, seminars and lectures. This is an international programme with students coming from many countries. The programme is normally given in English.

Career Opportunities

Among students with a master degree in informatics/computer- or systems science 87% received a job within a year of completing their degree, a rate highest for all general degrees. [Source: Swedish agency for higher education report 2010:19]

Possible careers for a student with an IT Management Master's Degree include: Project Management, Consulting, Information Systems Specialist, Systems Designer, Systems Architect, Development Work, Evaluation Work, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship.

Application and eligibility


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Umeå University, Department of Informatics
The Mathematics and Information Technology Building

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Katrin Jonsson

Tel: +46 90 786 93 87

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