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Curriculum 2014, Degree Programme in Information Systems Management

Curriculum 2014, Degree Programme in Information Systems Management

Haaga-Helia's Master's Degree Programmes are being renewed for the application in Spring 2019. Degree Programme in Information System Management will be renewed and called Degree Programme in Business Technologies starting in autumn 2019.

Curriculum for students who have started the studies in 2014-spring2019.

Degree Programme in Information Systems Management (Master)

Work development methods (compulsory) 15
  Applied Research and Development MET2HY201 5
  Tools for Analysing and Forecasting* MET2HY202 5
  Project Management* MET2HY203 5
Leadership and work community (compulsory) 15
  Leadership Communication MGT2HY201 5
  Leading Change MGT2HY202 5
  Strategy in Practice MGT2HY203 5
ISM specific advanced professional studies (compulsory) 15
  ICT Management Best Practices ISM2TX120 5
  Aligning ICT and Business ISM2TX310 5
  Service Management Best Practices ISM2TX510 5
Elective advanced professional studies 10
  Sourcing Management ISM4TX420 5
  New Opportunities of ICT ISM4TX700 5
  Big Data ISM8TX100 5
  Cloud Services ISM8TX110 5
  TERP10 - Integration of Business Processes in SAP ERP BUS8TF710 5
  Excellence in Case Solving Skills* MET4HY201 5
  Other elective (to be agreed in the personal study plan)  
Free-choice studies 5
Master´s Thesis 30

*Excellence in Case Solving Skills course (MET4HY201) can replace one of the following courses: Project Management (MET2HY203) or Tools for Analysing and Forecasting (MET2HY202).


Work development methods (15 ECTS)

This module builds the basic research and development skills needed in different types of work life development activities. The student learns to analyse and foresee the working environment and identify potential development opportunities. Furthermore, s/he becomes capable of creating innovative solutions and services and organise research and development projects using industry best practices. The learning approach is practical and the methods are applied to real life development cases.

Leadership and work community (15 ECTS)

Achieving real change in work life requires more than methodological skills. This module focuses on leading change in multi-cultural and multi-professional work community. Thorough understanding of change dynamics and strong leadership and communication skills are the main learning outcomes of the module. Together with the skills of strategical thinking they are the fundamental assets for taking the ICT development projects to the final goal and provide true value for the business or community.

ISM Specific advanced professional studies (15 ECTS)

The focus of the ISM programme is on the ICT service management and development according to the business needs, let them be economic or other ones. In this module the student learns the principles of aligning the targets of ICT with the business and other functions of the organization in order to leverage the full potential of ICT. Managing and developing the ICT service portfolio using industry best practices is another main learning outcome of the module.

Elective advanced professional studies (10 ECTS)

With these courses the student may deepen one’s competences in a specific theme or widen one’s knowledge in new areas. For example,  by selecting the courses Program Management Best Practices and ICT Management in Practice- Case Study the student strengthens the knowledge in current program management practices and applies the learnings in a practical case study. As another example, the student may decide to widen one’s knowledge in the business potential of new technology by selecting the courses Opportunities of ICT Technology and Big Data. There is also an option to select an appropriate course other than the listed ones. This must be agreed with the student’s tutor and documented in one’s personal study plan.

Free-Choice Studies (5 ECTS)

The student completes one’s personal study plan by freely selecting the most suitable course or courses for his or her purpose. A large collection of master level business management, communication management and technology oriented courses are available in the HAAGA-HELIA offering. Obviously, the courses listed in the Elective advanced professional studies module are also available as free-choice courses. The free-choice studies must correspond to 5 ECTS credits at least.

Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)

Master’s thesis is central for the professional growth of the student. The thesis work is tied to development efforts made in business projects or community activities. The topics may vary from work process or service development to designing a business plan for a start-up company. The thesis work is recommended to be started during the first year in order to directly apply the learnings  from other studies in the work. The work is typically supported by collective workshops and tutors from the school and from the employer for all-round professional growth.