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Master's Programme in IT Management

  • Number of credits 120 credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

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 private enterprises and public organizations alike. With a master’s degree in IT management, you sit at the crossroads where digital technology, business, and innovation intersect.

While studying

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.

The programme is tightly coupled to practice with a strong research component. Our collaboration with partner firms provides you with opportunities to develop your analytical and managerial skills. The programme combines subject knowledge in IT management with strong ties to practice. You learn to work with a scientific approach that is valuable for evaluation work, management, consluting, systems design, business development, and entrepreneurship.

The courses are taught by internationally established researchers all of which are working on IT management issues, and hold extensive experience with collaboration with leading firms.

You take courses in informatics and select a topic and an external partner for your project work. For information or advice regarding these issues please contact the program counselor. The programme is normally given in English. Adequate skills in English writing is important prerequisites for the programme.

Master’s Programme in IT Management at Umeå University, Sweden

Thesis

Students finishing the program after one year are required to undertake a 15 hp/ECTS thesis in the spring, their second semester, before they graduate. Students studying for two years can choose whether they want to do two 15 hp/ECTS thesis courses, one in the second semester and one in the fourth semester, or only one large 30 hp/ECTS thesis course during the fourth semester.

Students will select a topic and an external partner for your thesis work. The thesis is written under the guidance of a supervisor. In order to pass the Master's thesis the students must not only write and defend their thesis but they must also be opponents of another students thesis.

Elective courses

During semester 3 students choose an elective course on 15 hp/ECTS. The elective course can be any course on undergraduate or advanced level at Umeå university provided that you fullfill the requirements and provided that there are seats available.

Programme overview

Magister degree, 1 year

(With the possibility of continuing your studies towards a master’s degree)
 
Semester 1
- Management Information Systems, 15hp
- Business Analytics and Organizational Change, 15 hp
 
Semester 2
- Digital Innovation, 7,5 hp
- Qualitative Research in Information Systems, 7,5 hp
- Magister Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in IT Management, 15 hp
 
If you choose further studies towards a master's degree, you will study the following in the coming year.
 
Semester 3
- Managing the Digital Enterprise, 15 hp
- Electives, 15 hp
 
Semester 4
- Master Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in IT Management I, 15 hp
- Digital Strategy, 15 hp

Master’s degree, 2 year

You have the possibility to study a two-year master's degree from the beginning of your studies. In that case you will follow the structure below:
 
Semester 1
- Managing Information Systems, 15 hp
- Business Analytics and Organizational Change, 15 hp
 
Semester 2
- Digital Innovation, 7,5 hp
- Qualitative Research in Information Systems, 7,5 hp
- Digital Strategy, 15 hp
 
Semester 3
- Managing the Digital Enterprise, 15 hp
- Electives, 15 hp
 
Semester 4
- Master Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in IT Management II, 30 hp

Career opportunities

The programme prepares the student for qualified tasks in areas such as evaluation work, planning, and development work in a wider range of contexts found in the private- and public sectors. Additionally, IT Management also provides a solid foundation for a career in academia. Having finished the education you can participate in activities such as feasibility studies, design, management and use of IT, and work in managerial positions such as CDO or CIO. 

According to the latest prognosis from the Swedish public employment office published in 2021, there will be high demand for systems developers, IT-architects, and systems analysts until at least 2026. A master’s degree in IT Management provides you with the tools needed to seize these career opportunities and excel in IT-based value creation.

Read the entire prognosis here.

Career opportunities

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
  • Entrepreneurship

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Informatics. Specialisation: IT Management.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Informatics. Specialisation: IT Management.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in IT Management, 120 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2024

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special requirements: 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Informatics, Business Administration, Pedagogy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Computer Science, Media-and Communication Studies (or equivalent). Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits completed by the last application date (in the range of 30-285 credits equivalent to ECTS)

Application code

UMU-P2052

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 71,400

Total fee

SEK 285,600

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2024

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special requirements: 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Informatics, Business Administration, Pedagogy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Computer Science, Media-and Communication Studies (or equivalent). Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits completed by the last application date (in the range of 30-285 credits equivalent to ECTS)

Application code

UMU-M2042

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2024. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 71,400

Total fee

SEK 285,600

Contact us

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Contactperson for the programme is:
Daniel Skog