Master’s programme in Information Systems

MSc in Information Systems | 1 year | 60 credits

Admissions requirements

Academic requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 credits of courses in Information Systems. These must include: 1) Foundations and Role of Information Systems, 2) Systems Analysis and Design, 3) Data and Information, 4) Human-Computer Interaction, and 5) Organisation andInformation Systems. English 6.

Courses of at least 60 credits in information systems mentioned above can be included in the Bachelor's degree but do not have to be included in any degree.For applicants not having courses named as above, must consider to include a course syllabus (or similar) in the application, to demonstrate the fulfilment of the specific requirements.

It is important that you have a background within Information Systems (IS). If you are not sure whether you will be found eligible to the programme, you might find the information and linked papers below useful. If your transcript does not include all of the IS courses we require, make sure to motivate your eligibility in your CV and Statement of Purpose. Professional experience can be considered (you need proof of documentation).

Information Systems vs. other Computing Programmes

The Master’s programme in Information Systems is offered by Lund University School of Economics and Management. In general, students at this programme have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from a faculty of Business or Social Science.

There are major differences between a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and for example a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering. The paper Computing Curricula 2020 describes and explains different computing programmes (including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Information Technology and Software Engineering). We think you may find it useful.

In the paper IS 2020: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems you will find examples of IS competencies and what undergraduates in IS are learning. It will give you an idea of what kind of bachelor’s degree we are expecting from the applicants.

We hope you found this information useful. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to email the Master's programme coordinator at

English language requirements

What are our minimum requirements?
We require a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. The English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6/English Course B.

For international students, this can be demonstrated in various ways. You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

Read more about the English language requirements here

What are our minimum requirements?

Find out more about the English language requirements at the University Admissions website.

However, strong English language communication skills are crucial to gain the full benefit of the programmes we offer. Therefore, meeting the minimum English language test requirements does not guarantee admission. A majority of students accepted to this programme submit test scores corresponding to IELTS band 7.0.

Selection to this programme

We normally look for undergraduates with excellent results from an internationally recognised university. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average and other merits such as your statement of purpose.

Undergraduates are recommended to have a minimum average grade equivalent to 3.0 in cumulative grade point average (CGPA) out of 4, C in the ECTS grading scale, and B in the American grading scale.