Study structure

The Master's program is divided into four module areas:

  • Core modules
  • Profile-forming and general elective modules
  • Scientific work and projects
  • Master Thesis

Each area comprises several module groups, which in turn include thematically related teaching modules.

Core modules

This section contains those modules which, according to the current understanding of business information technology, impart absolutely necessary competences at master level. The modules in this area have a scope of 3 or 6 ECTS credits and are divided into the following module groups:

Digital Transformation

The modules in this group impart skills for the development and design of digital business models. Topics or modules here are e.g. ‘Entrepreneurship’, ‘Management of corporate networks’ or ‘Innovation and technology management’.

Digital Enterprise Management

This module group contains the ‘classical’ business IT competencies, according to the level of the Master's level. The relevant topics deal with methods and tools regarding the management of IT infrastructures within and between companies or with the design and management of process-oriented company organizations. Here, for example, the modules ‘IT Governance, Risk & Compliance’, ‘IT Management’, ‘Enterprise Process Management’, ‘Program and Portfolio Management’, but also ‘IT Security and IT Architecture Management’ can be found.

Data Driven Enterprise

This module group comprises the modules regarding methods and technologies for the design and management of analytical information systems and knowledge management. Modules here are for example ‘Data Science’, ‘Big Data’ or ‘Business Intelligence’.

In this area, the module groups are subsumed, which can be individually compiled by the students within certain rules. The module groups are divided into thematic complexes: By selecting the modules belonging to such a complex, a thematic deepening in health (digital health), production (digital manufacturing), financial services (digital finance) or in computer science (General Business IT) is possible.

Depending on the respective bachelor's degree and other examples, certain profile-forming modules can be declared either mandatory or not permitted. For example, students with a bachelor's degree in business admistration have to take certain or possibly all modules from the thematic complex ‘General Business IT’. Conversely, graduates of a BSc degree in computer science or business information technology, for example, cannot select certain modules in the thematic complex of ‘General Business Technology’. In an obligatory entrance interview with the head of the programme, it will be determined which elective modules are mandatory or cannot be taken.

Module group Digital Health

The healthcare sector offers great potential for digitisation, both within and between companies in the healthcare sector. The specialisation in the subject area "Digital Health" should enable students to recognise this potential and to design solutions based on it. This module group teaches, among other things, the specifics of the healthcare market in Switzerland and the basics of and requirements for the digital healthcare system. A further focus is on the different interoperability standards as well as an overview of common applications in the health care system.

Module group Digital Manufacturing

The keyword Industry 4.0 stands for the idea of making industrial production more flexible, efficient and cost-effective with the help of digital networking and intelligent information and communication systems. The involvement of customers and suppliers in a common, flexible value chain offers many new strategic options, especially for companies in ‘expensive’ production sites. In this module group, concepts, processes and tools of interactive value creation and customer-specific mass production are considered.

Module groupe Digital Finance

The financial sector is certainly one of the most advanced areas in terms of digitisation. Nevertheless, modern information and communication technologies, e.g. the use of intelligent systems in customer consulting or blockchain technology, create new areas of application, but also new challenges. This module group provides an overview of the potentials and challenges of digitalisation in the financial sector as well as current and future relevant technologies.

Module groupe General Business IT

The modules in this module group are primarily aimed at students who do not have a BSc degree in Business information Technology. The aim of this module group is to provide students at a Master's level with indispensable competences in requirements engineering and management, process modelling and analysis, software engineering and databases.

Compulsory elective modules Business Information Technology

This module group contains modules that can be selected to complement or replace profile-forming modules. Here you will find topics such as Human Computer Interaction Design or Cyber Security.

The modules in this module area serve, on the one hand, the practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge from the core or profile-forming modules. On the other hand, scientific methods are practiced and implemented in research and innovation projects.

The modules in this area have a low attendance rate. Supported by lecturers, the students work in groups that are largely self-organised within the time frame.

The Master Thesis is an individually designed work. In this way, the students prove that they are able to apply the specialist and methodological competences acquired during their studies correctly and purposefully.