Information Technology has an enormous impact on companies and other organisations, and on society as a whole. This comes with the necessary technical challenges of implementing the IT solutions and getting them up and running, but also wider and more fundamental challenges. With this specialisation, you will gain knowledge of how IT affects organisations, also from the perspective of Management Science, and become an expert on how organisations can handle security and privacy concerns. This Master's programme is a collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM).
Master's in Information Sciences: something for you?
What will you learn?
For this Master's programme, the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS), which is part of the Faculty of Science, brings its world-class expertise in security, privacy, and big data. Nijmegen School of Management brings its expertise in Business Administration, in particular onorganisational development and design (incl. technology implementation as a form of organisational design), knowledge management, and innovation management.
There is a big demand for highly trained information experts who can bridge the gap between the builders and the users of IT to ensure good, user-friendly technology that meets an organisation's needs. Many of our students are offered jobs even before they graduate. Most go into industry, banking and insurance, or public-sector organisations such as schools and hospitals.
Students with this Master’s degree could think of positions as consultants, project managers or ICT specialists. More and more companies are adding the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) to their board of directors and they are increasingly legally obliged to have a Privacy Officer. This Master’s programme is definitely a good stepping stone for reaching these kind of positions in your future career.