OBJECTIVES OF THE MSC IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is an innovative and multidisciplinary program with the objective to integrate the knowledge about the design and development of Information Systems with the disruptive technologies of Digital Innovation. Examples of such disruptive technologies are Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Robotics.
Nowadays, technology has a massive impact on business operations. The formula for business success is simple: drive innovation with information technology. Realizing the challenges that technology presents is the key to succeed your business goals, retain and raise the number of your customers in the process. Therefore, it is extremely important to integrate new technologies in businesses. In our days, lots of firms are prioritizing innovation as a key to their business strategy. Therefore, it is critical for businesses and their directors to understand technology, build their technical proficiency, implement technologies which matter to them and gain an advantage into managing their organization.
The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation aims at postgraduate education and scientific specialization in Information Systems and Digital Innovation, targeting to a more professional knowledge and a broader education of students with a specific interest in this subject. It is primarily aimed at graduates of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Economic Studies.
The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation Programme is offered in the English/Greek language.
The necessary supporting documents to be submitted with the application include:
- Officially authenticated certificates of academic qualifications of university level (degree etc.).
- The satisfactory knowledge of the English language is essential. The minimum requirement is the possession of a B1 level English language certificate of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or a degree of a corresponding level.
- By decision of the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program, special exams or any other test may take place for those candidates who do not have a degree of the above mentioned level so that their ability to meet the standards of the MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is verified.
- Certificates of English Language and the minimum required grade
- After admission, by the decision of the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program students are likely to participate in additional English language courses in order to improve their ability to write their course work, written assignments and the dissertation.
- A statement of personal interest.
- Two reference letters, at least one of which should be of academic character.
TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS
The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, case-study applications and independent research. In addition, it is designed to provide an academic experience going beyond that of the traditional classroom, in which the flow of information is primarily from the instructor to the student. The intention of the MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is that each participant will contribute to the education of the entire class though active participation in the learning procedure.
Each course is evaluated through the completion of one midterm assessment which is explicitly mentioned in the study curriculum and the study guides (essays, literature critiques, article manuscript for the university’s student journal etc.) during the semester, and final examinations at the end of the semester. Should a student not attend the examination, or has failed to take a winter or spring semester examination, he or she is entitled to re-sit the examination.
Midterm assessment can take various forms as described earlier like essays, research articles, presentations, literature critiques, book reviews etc, during the semester and corresponds to 40% of the final grade, while the final exam is 60%. For the student to succeed in a course, he / she must take both on the final grade and the midterm assessment a grade of at least 50%. The interactivity and formative assessment form part of the learning and teaching methodology.
In the third semester students complete their Dissertation which corresponds to 30 ECTS. The length of the thesis depends on the type. In the case of a bibliographic thesis, it cannot be less than 12,000 words and more than 15,000 words. The bibliography, the annexes and the abstract are not included. After submission, the supervisor submits a written and reasoned report, with the student’s consent, to the members of the committee. Support for the thesis is done publicly or via an electronic videoconference before a three-member committee.
ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAMME
- The international prestige and recognition of Neapolis University of Pafos.
- Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects.
- International collaborations with many Universities.
- The use of advanced technology and resources.
- High Academic Calibre of the teaching staff.
- Competitive tuition fees.
The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis