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About the programme

Graduates of the Master’s programme in Business Informatics are able to follow the most recent information & communication technologies (ICT) that improve business efficiency, develop corporate IT and ICT policies, and develop joint plans for corporate strategic and ICT development. They also learn how to create information models for business processes, determine the content and functions of information systems, select technologies that implement functions for information systems, and make substantiated decisions regarding the integration of information systems.

Structure of the programme

The curriculum of the Master’s programme in Business Informatics incorporates leading global experience and the outcomes of joint international projects. The key aim of the programme is to help students develop skills and practices for using information systems, which can be further adjusted to the requirements and needs of a specific company.

Instructors

The key courses are taught by leading Russian and international professionals. Some of the courses are taught in English.

Research

Students work with real projects, taking part in applied and fundamental research carried out by the Theory and Practice of Decision Support Systems Laboratory in Nizhny Novgorod. Workshops take place in computer classes with modern equipment where students have access to the most recent software by leading developers (Мicrosoft Dynamics, SAP, and IBM) and to reference materials on the advanced use of such software.

Careers

The unique set of competencies offered by this programme enables graduates to apply for leading positions at big IT companies that develop and integrate complex software systems. They are also well positioned to launch their own successful IT start-ups.

Double degree programme with the University of Münster

The double-degree programme with the University of Münster has been developed as part of the TEMPUS JEP 27208-2006 project together with SAP. Students at the HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod who are selected for the programme study at the Master of Science in Information Systems in Münster during the first year, and in Nizhny Novgorod during the second year. After they successfully complete the programme, they are awarded two degrees – a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Münster and a Master’s in Business Informatics from HSE.