The program is being phased out. As of 2018/2019 no new students are admitted. The information below is intended for students that started their education prior to 2018/2019.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences play an active role in the development of new, innovative and application-oriented technology.
The cooperation between the Information Systems section within Computer Science and the Information Systems section within Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences is long established and fruitful.
The program rests on a sound theoretical foundation, with emphasis on the design and application of quality business information systems and technology for information systems.
As a graduate of this program, the student will have developed a scientific attitude and a model-driven, engineering approach to the field. The student is trained in the use of formal models allowing for specification analysis.
The area of expertise will be the development of business information systems from a business perspective. The student will be able to play a leading role in the development and application of business information systems in various sections of society (profit and non-profit).
A graduate from the master program
- is qualified to degree level in the domain of science, engineering and technology;
- is competent in the relevant domain-specific discipline, namely business information systems;
- is capable of acquiring knowledge independently;
- approaches computer-science problems in a thorough and scientifically founded manner;
- is capable of critical thinking, can reason logically and form opinions;
- has design skills, presentation skills, and communication skills;
- has insight into the role of computer science in industry, society, and science;
- and, in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possesses a sufficiently broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context.
A BIS graduate should also
- possess knowledge of the mathematical formalisms, methods, tools and their mutual dependencies needed to understand and model business processes and data;
- have the engineering skills needed to apply this knowledge to design high-quality business information systems;
- understand the role of IT in the context of organizations, business processes and their management.