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Degree Programme in Information Systems Management, Pasila campus, Master Education

Degree Programme in Information Systems Management, Pasila campus, Master Education

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.

DP in Information System Management in a Nutshell 

Name of qualification: Master of Business Administration
Level of qualification: Master's degree
ECTS credits: 90 ECTS credits
Official length of the programme: 1,5-3 years
Mode of Study: Part-time master programme
Programme requirements:

Core studies, elective studies, free-choice studies and Master's Thesis

General arrangements for the accreditation of prior learning: See HAAGA-HELIA's arrangements for the accreditation of prior learning
Admission requirements: Act of Polytechnics 9.5.2003/351 20§
Access to further study:

The students represent various nationalities and work in organizations operating in global settings, which allows learning to take place in multicultural teams. Also many visitors from international companies share their experience about working in truly global environment. The learning assignments typically mirror ICT  professional’s work in an international environment. The students can also take part in an exchange program with selected partner universities of HAAGA-HELIA UAS.

Employment opportunities
after graduation:

The ISM programme encourages the students to study and work concurrently, which gives the students the opportunity to integrate real-life projects in the studies. This exchange between work and studies enhances the skills and competencies the students need to advance professionally in the field of ICT in their organizations.

Cooperation with working life
and other associates:

The course assignments mirror the everyday business in enterprises and other organizations and the cases come from real-life. Courses include guest lectures from companies of different field and size. The thesis work focus in the practical development of student’s own work and it is often related to other development activities of the organization.

Profile of the Degree Programme in Information Systems Management

Degree Programme in Information Systems Management (ISM) provides the ICT industry with top quality professionals understanding the principles of business and having the all-round competences needed to successfully manage large international ICT development projects or continuous ICT services.

Upon graduation you will be awarded an internationally recognized degree called Master of Business Administration. Professionals possessing the degree are wanted by international enterprises, companies pursuing offshoring and outsourcing or other types of cooperation spanning multiple countries.

Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme

ISM broadens the skills of an ICT expert for managing business driven ICT development projects and managing ICT services in an international environment. Understanding global business processes and management principles becomes a key competence of every ISM student. Active search for new and innovative solutions in order to respond to the changing business needs and technological environment belongs to the student’s final competence profile.

Professional growth

ISM provides you with a practical opportunity to extend your personal competences to a managerial and renewer level in the field of international ICT.

Graduates of ISM are capable of pursuing careers in diverse positions, such as

  • Business IT Manager developing ICT strategy in line with business strategy
  • IT Program Manager for large development projects
  • IT Service Development Manager managing global services
  • Independent ICT Strategy Consultant specialized in internationalization efforts
  • Entrepreneur targeting global ICT markets

Semester themes

The studies can be conducted in 2 to 3 years (4 to 6 semesters) as a part-time student or even faster as a full-time student. The face-to-face and classroom meetings take place mainly in the evenings during the working days. In the first and second semester there are 2 to 3 meetings in a week and later about 2 to 8 meetings in a month depending on the personal study plan. The studies start with the core studies composed of methodology and leadership courses and more specific courses about the business and ICT linkage. By choosing elective studies and the subject of the Master's thesis the student may further specialize in service development management or program management. The students are encouraged to start the thesis work as soon as a suitable subject is found. The free-choice studies can be selected from a large multi-discipline set of master level courses available in HAAGA-HELIA and conducted according to the personal study plan.