Cyber, Education Market, ICT, Big Data, Information Security Management
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
1700 hrs
1 year
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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?

  • The programme provides you with a unique combination of technological and organisational expertise.
  • You will be taught by experts from both Nijmegen School of Management and the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS).
  • Our student-run company GipHouse gives you practical experience in management, design and implementation of ICT solutions.
  • This study programme is rated top programme for two consecutive years according to the students (source: Elsevier 2019) and is rated the best in its field (Keuzegids Master's 2019).
  • Our students rate this Master’s programme 8,3 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.


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.



Career prospects
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.