Master’s programme in Information Systems
MSc in Information Systems | 1 year | 60 credits
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits of IS related courses. These must include: 1) Foundations and Role of IS, 2) Systems Analysis and Design, 3) Data and Information, 4) Human-Computer Interaction, and 5) Organisation and IS.
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 2005 describes and explains different computing programmes (including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Software Engineering). We think you may find it useful.
To give you an idea of what kind of bachelor’s degree we are expecting from the applicants, we give some examples of IS curricula below.
In the paper IS 2010: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems you will find three examples of IS-programmes. One example represents “A Three-Year Bologna Process Degree Structure at a European Business School”. Our BSc programme is an instantiation of the new IS 2010.
The paper Integrated Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Design describes the bases, learning outcomes, etc. for our BSc in Business Information Systems Design.
We hope you found this information useful. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to email the Master's programme coordinator.
English language requirements
Strong English language communication skills are crucial to gain the full benefit of the programmes we offer. However, 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.
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 level in Sweden (gymnasium), 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.
We prefer candidates to take the IELTS test where possible. We accept the following tests and minimum scores:
- IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
- TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575
- TOEFL internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
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.