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Study plan of the Master in Management and Informatics (MMI)

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Study plan of the Master in Management and Informatics (MMI)

The study plan (also study programme or study curriculum) of the Master includes information on the structure of the programme.

 

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  • Study plan 2019-2021

    The study plan for students matriculated in academic year 2019/20 is available at the following page:

    www.usi.ch/en/education/master/management-and-informatics/structure-and-contents

     

     

  • Study plan 2018-2020

    Study plan of the Master in Management and Informatics - curriculum 2018-2020

    This full-time programme stretches over two years. It allows students to personalize their study curricula according to their interests. The basic knowledge is acquired in the first two semesters. Students who obtained a Bachelor's degree in informatics or a related field (mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.) enter the programme in the Informatics track and follow a set of courses that provide them with a fundamental insight into the management disciplines. In contrast, the Management track is tailored for students with a background in economics or management and teaches the basic aspects of informatics. In addition, all students attend mandatory courses that cover the interface between management and informatics. The third and fourth semester are dedicated to specialized courses and electives that can be chosen according to the students' preference. Moreover, the students participate in a practical field project, which is done in groups for a real company, and conclude their studies by writing a substantial master's thesis.

     

    First Semester

    Core Courses (12 ECTS)

    Enterprise Resource Planning

    6

    Enterprise Resource Planning Lab

    3

    Project Management

    3

    Informatics track (18 ECTS)

    Accounting

    6

    Corporate Strategy

    6

    Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

    6

    Management track (18 ECTS)

    Fundamentals of Informatics

    6

    Introduction to Programming

    6

    Probability & Statistics

    6

    Total ECTS

    30
       

    Second Semester

     

    Core Courses (12 ECTS)

     

    Business Intelligence and Applications

    6

    Business Process Modeling, Management and Mining

    3

    Operations Management

    3

    Informatics track (6 ECTS)

     

    Decision Making

    3

    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

    3

    Management track (6 ECTS)

     

    Databases

    6

    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)

     

    Critical Consumer Behavior (COM)

    6

    Human Resources Management (ECO)

    3

    Innovation (ECO)

    3

    International Business (ECO)

    3

    Mergers and Acquisitions (ECO)

    3

    Organizational Learning (ECO)

    6

    Information Security (INF)

    6

    Robotics (INF)

    6

    Software Architecture (INF)

    6

    Software Quality & Testing (INF)

    6

    Total ECTS

    30
       

    Third Semester

     

    Core Courses (6 ECTS)

     

    Lean Six Sigma

    6

    Capstone Work (12 ECTS)

     

    Field Project

    12

    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)

     

    Business Analytics

    3

    Business Dynamics (COM)   

    3

    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data (COM)

    3

    Analytical Thinking (ECO)

    3

    Organizational Design & Change (ECO)

    3

    Service Design Marketing (ECO)*

    3

    Writing business plans* (ECO)

    3

    Distributed Systems (INF)

    6

    Machine Learning (INF)

    6

    User Experience Design (INF)

    6

    Total ECTS

    30
       

    Fourth Semester

     

    Capstone Work (18 ECTS)

     

    Master Thesis

    18

    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)

     

    Critical Consumer Behavior** (COM)

    6

    Human Resources Management** (ECO)

    3

    Innovation** (ECO)

    3

    International Business** (ECO)

    3

    Mergers and Acquisitions** (ECO)

    3

    Organizational Learning** (ECO)

    6

    Information Security** (INF)

    6

    Robotics** (INF)

    6

    Software Architecture** (INF)

    6

    Software Quality and Testing** (INF)

    6

    Total ECTS

     
       

    Total ECTS

    120

    * not offered in the A.Y. 2018/19.
    **if not already chosen in the Second Semester.

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director of the Master or the Dean's office of the Faculty of Informatics shall prevail.

     

     

     

     

  • Study plan 2017-2019

    Study plan of the Master in Management and Informatics - curriculum 2017-2019

     

    This full time programme stretches over two years. It allows students to personalize their study curricula according to their interests. The basic knowledge is acquired in the first two semesters. Students who obtained a Bachelor's degree in informatics or a related field (mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.) enter the programme in the Informatics track and follow a set of courses that provide them with a fundamental insight into the management disciplines. In contrast, the Management track is tailored for students with a background in economics or management and teaches the basic aspects of informatics. In addition, all students attend mandatory courses that cover the interface between management and informatics. The third and fourth semester are dedicated to specialized courses and electives that can be chosen according to the students' preference. Moreover, the students participate in a practical field project, which is done in groups for a real company, and conclude their studies by writing a substantial master's thesis.

     

    First Semester - Autumn semester 2017/18

    Core Courses (12 ECTS)
    Enterprise Resource Planning 6
    Enterprise Resource Planning Lab                                3
    Project Management 3
    Informatics track (18 ECTS)
    Accounting 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
    Management track (18 ECTS)
    Fundamentals of Informatics 6
    Introduction to Programming 6
    Probability & Statistics 6
    Total ECTS 30

     

    Second Semester - Spring semester 2018
    Core Courses (12 ECTS)
    Business Intelligence and Application 6
    Business Process Modeling, Management and Mining 3
    Operations Management 3
    Informatics track (6 ECTS)
    Decision Making 3
    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 3
    Management track (6 ECTS)
    Databases 6
    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)
    Consumer Behavior (ECO) 6
    Writing business plans (ECO) 3
    Human Resources Management (ECO) 3
    Innovation (ECO) 3
    International Business (ECO) 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions (ECO) 3
    Organizational Learning (ECO) 6
    Service Marketing (ECO) 3
    Data Analytics (INF) 6
    Information Security (INF) 6
    Physical Computing (INF) 6
    Robotics (INF) 6
    Software Architecture (INF) 6
    Software Quality & Testing (INF) 6
    Total ECTS 30

     

    Third Semester - Autumn semester 2018/19
    Core Courses (6 ECTS)
    Six Sigma 6
    Capstone Work (12 ECTS)
    Field Project 12
    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)
    Analytical Thinking (ECO) 3
    Business Dynamics (ECO) 3
    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data (ECO) 3
    Organizational Design & Change (ECO)                       3
    Distributed Systems (INF) 6
    Machine Learning (INF) 6
    User Experience Design (INF) 6
    Total ECTS 30

     

    Fourth Semester - Spring semester 2019
    Capstone Work (18 ECTS)
    Master Thesis 18
    Elective Courses (12 ECTS)
    Critical Consumer Behavior* (ECO) 6
    Writing business plans (ECO) 3
    Human Resources Management* (ECO)                      3
    Innovation* (ECO) 3
    International Business* (ECO) 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions* (ECO) 3
    Organizational Learning (ECO) 6
    Service Marketing* (ECO) 3
    Data Analytics* (INF) 6
    Information Security* (INF) 6
    Physical Computing* (INF) 6
    Robotics* (INF) 6
    Software Architecture* (INF) 6
    Software Quality & Testing (INF) 6
    Total ECTS 30

     

    Total ECTS                                                                 120

    * if not already chosen in the second semester

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director of the Master or the Dean's office of the Faculty of Informatics shall prevail.

  • Study plan 2016-2018

    Study plan of the Master in Management and Informatics - curriculum 2016-2018 

     

    The full time programme stretches over two years. It allows students to personalize their study curricula according to their interests. The basic knowledge is acquired in the first two semesters.

    Students who obtained a Bachelor's degree in informatics or a related field (mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.) enter the programme in the Informatics track and follow a set of courses that provide them with a fundamental insight into the management disciplines. In contrast, the Management track is tailored for students with a background in economics or management and teaches the basic aspects of informatics. In addition, all students attend mandatory courses that cover the interface between management and informatics.

    The third and fourth semester are dedicated to specialized courses and electives that can be chosen according to the students’ preference. Moreover, the students participate in a practical field project, which is done in groups for a real company, and conclude their studies by writing a substantial master’s thesis.

     

    Course ECTS
       
    First Semester  
    Core courses (12 ECTS)  
    Enterprise Resource Planning 6
    Enterprise Resource Planning Lab 3
    Project Management 3
       
    Informatics track (18 ECTS)  
    Accounting 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Strategic Marketing 6
       
    Management track (18 ECTS)  
    Fundamentals of Informatics 6
    Introduction to Programming 6
    Probability & Statistics* 6
       
    Total ECTS - first semester 30
       
    Second Semester   
    Core courses (12 ECTS)  
    Business Intelligence and Application 6
    Business Process Modeling, Management and Mining 3
    Operations Management 3
       
    Informatics track (6 ECTS)  
    Decision Making 3
    Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 3
       
    Management track (6 ECTS)  
    Databases* 6
       
    Electives courses (12 ECTS)  
    Business Planning (ECO) 3
    Consumer Behavior (ECO) 6
    Human Resources Management (ECO) 3
    Innovation (ECO) 3
    International Business (ECO) 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions (ECO) 3
    Organizational Learning (ECO) 6
    Service Marketing (ECO) 3
    Current Trends in Geometric Computing *** (INF) 6
    Cyber-communication (INF) 6
    Data Analytics (INF)  
    Information Security (INF)  
    Physical Computing (INF)  
    Robotics (INF)  
    Software Architecture and Design (INF) 6
       
    Total ECTS - second semester 30

     

    * Please note that for the academic year 2016/17 Probability & Statistics will exceptionally be held in the spring semester and Databases in the fall semester.

    *** Offered in the Academic Year 2016/17. 

     

    Course ECTS
       
    Third Semester  
    Core courses (6 ECTS)  
    Six Sigma 6
       
    Capstone Work (12 ECTS)  
    Field Project 12
       
    Elective courses (12 ECTS) 12
    Analytical Thinking (ECO) 3
    Business Dynamics (ECO) 3
    Digital Marketing (ECO) 3
    Organizational Design & Change (ECO) 3
    Organizations and Social Networks (ECO) 3
    Distributed Systems (INF) 6
    User Experience Design (INF) 6
    Intelligent Systems (INF) 6
    Software Engineering (INF) 6
    Software Quality (INF) 6
    Software Quality Lab (INF) 6
       
    Total ECTS - thir semester 30
       
    Fourth Semester   
    Capstone Work (18 ECTS)  
    Master Thesis 18
       
    Elective courses (12 ECTS)  
    Business planning* (ECO) 3
    Consumer Behavior* (ECO) 6
    Human Resources Management* (ECO) 3
    Innovation* (ECO) 3
    International Business* (ECO) 3
    Mergers and Acquisitions* (ECO) 3
    Organizational Learning (ECO) 6
    Service Marketing* (ECO) 3
    Entrepreneuship: writing Business Plans* (ECO) 3
    Current Trends in Geometric Computing ** (INF) 6
    Cyber-communication* (INF) 6
    Data Analytics* (INF) 6
    Information Security* (INF) 6
    Physical Computing* (INF) 6
    Robotics* (INF) 6
    Software Architecture and Design* (INF) 6
       
    Total ECTS - fourth semester 30
       
    Total ECTS 120

     

    * If not already chosen in the second semester.

    *** Offered in the Academic Year 2016/17.

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director of the Master or the Dean's office of the Faculty of Informatics shall prevail.

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