The Master’s in Information Systems is mainly addressed to those who aspire to become experts in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by applying and developing these successfully in the private and public sectors. The Master’s in Information Systems has a modular design in order to serve a multiplicity of needs and corresponding objectives, ranging from the promotion of pure scientific and technological knowledge in Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) to applying and promoting the IS and IT principles and technologies to other cognitive areas such as Business, Health, Governance, Economy etc.
The objective of the MSc programme in Information Systems is to provide advanced education to those aspiring to become effective leaders in the private and public sector. The ICT sector continues to be an important factor of growth and a key factor for other sectors of the economy. However, recent trends suggest that being simply specialized in hardware or software is no longer sufficient to monitor the fast-paced evolution of ICT. Therefore, while there are plenty of opportunities for professionals in the ICT sector, there is a further need of a fundamental shift in advanced computer skills focusing on the management of ICT and on the end-user.
The Master’s in Information Systems is designed in such a way as to fill the gap and to educate degree-holders in the field of ICT, so that they can play an important role in the new environment of ICT in Cyprus and abroad. At the same time, it has become increasingly evident that ICTs play an important role in almost all disciplines, i.e. Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Formal Sciences, as well as interdisciplinary and applied sciences, such as Engineering and Medicine. All these Sciences now make extensive use of ICT to promote their field. The MSc course, through an applied branch of studies, comes in support of all those graduates of other sciences, providing them with all the necessary knowledge about ICT, especially in ISs, so that they will be able themselves to explore and use directly ICT techniques in handling scientific data without the contribution of any other ICT specialist.
The Master’s in Information Systems consists of 120 ECTS.