The Master’s program in Information Systems perfectly suits students holding a first degree in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Management, Informatics, Economics, Information Technology (IT) or Business Administration. The majors in “Business Process Management” and “Data Science” provide great education in competences both in information technology and business required so vigorously in contemporary digital world. The program focuses on developing skills related to both, improving organizational efficiency and innovativeness in students using the transformative power of information systems.
Why University of Liechtenstein?
• Practical and Innovative - Students within the Master’s program in Information Systems work closely together with leading industry partners in the region like Hilti, ThyssenKrupp Presta, Ivoclar Vivadent and other internationally renowned companies. The program allows the combination of work and study as lectures are scheduled from Thursday to Saturday to maximize flexibility for students. “Innovation Lab” and other seminars offer exciting practical-work projects each semester and also possibilities for students to write their master’s thesis in collaboration with them. Graduates of the Master’s program have ideal qualifications for entering the job market in Liechtenstein, Europe and around the world.
• Research possibilities - Research at the Institute of Information Systems specializes in “Business Process Management” and “Data Science”. The institute's research agenda is dedicated to identifying and using information and communication technology to meet contemporary organizational needs, including digital innovation, process management, sustainability, content management, big data analytics, enterprise resource planning, culture assessment, and digital nudging. Various projects deliver practical solution for the industry and are regularly presented at international conferences and publications.
• International and friendly environment – Each year there are students with more than 15 nationalities from all over the world starting the Master’s program, but more importantly, the Information Systems Department is home to more than 20 Information Systems researchers including seven professors and renowned international visiting staff. Students also benefit from a very personal atmosphere and an optimal professor:student ratio of 1:12.
• Student life in the heart of the Alps – What sets the University of Liechtenstein apart is not only the unique learning environment, but also the attractive leisure options in the border region between Liechtenstein, Eastern Switzerland, Vorarlberg in Austria and the Lake Constance region in Southern Germany.
• Practical for internationals – The University of Liechtenstein is well organized to help international students. There is an International office, which helps the students with accommodation, travelling, leisure time, student life and living in Liechtenstein. There is also a Buddy program run by the Erasmus Student Network and the University’s own dormitory which is available for international students and is near the campus.
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Work and Study
The program enabling you to work and study with a prestigious scholarship is called Hilti Fellowship and it is a combination of practical training at Hilti, one of the biggest providers of products for construction industry, and academic learning at the University of Liechtenstein, designed to set the cornerstone for a successful future. It allows students to study abroad for one semester in Liechtenstein (Thu –Sa) and gain experience as an intern at the Hilti Corporation (Mon – Wed). The salary for the five months placement is about CHF 13’000 (approximately 286 000 Czech crowns).
The Program starts in February and you can still apply here.
Liechtenstein Winter School 2018
The winter school will be held from February 18th to 23rd and it will be focused on contemporary state-of-the-art in Business Process Management and Data Science. The course is organized by the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management and managed by Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke.
Classes are taught in English by BPM and Data Science thought leaders from both academia and practice and it is especially recommended to Bachelor students. Many social events to experience Lichtenstein will be included in the winter school, such as visits to renowned companies in the region like Hilti and Swarovski.
More information and application is available here.
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Watch out though – you can only apply for the Master’s program in Information Systems (starting February 2018) until November 30th, so don’t hesitate! Liechtenstein is waiting.
Text: Marijana Šutová