Forward-thinking, customised, versatile – the new Master of Science Information Systems at the University of Münster

DEGREE TITLE Master of Science (M. Sc.)
PERIOD OF STUDY 4 semesters, full-time
START Winter and summer term
STUDY Mode On Campus

Winter: 10th May - 15th Jul

Summer: 10th Nov - 15th Jan


Data Science

Business Process Management

Managing Digital Business

This degree program offers you …

  • Best job opportunities through specialization: you can choose one of three majors before you start your studies and thus build up a clear professional profile. You can choose from the three future-oriented majors "Managing Digital Business", "Business Process Management" and "Data Science".
  • Flexibility and interdisciplinary networking: the majors are supplemented by electives. They cover the entire spectrum of Information Systems and allow you to choose pure Business Administration or Computer Science courses at the Department of Computer Science. This allows you to further hone your profile or expand it individually.
  • A good start together: With our new orientation module "IS Thinking", we welcome you to the University of Münster. You will get to know your fellow students, find out more about the content and further organization of the course and gain the confidence that you have chosen the right course for you with the Master's in Information Systems.
  • A perfect combination of science and practice: in our seminars, you will learn about scientific work at the institute. The topics are newly generated each semester and are therefore always at the cutting edge of research. Our project seminars offer you concrete insights into practice through cooperation with companies and you can make important initial contacts for your career start. Both seminars and project seminars take place in small groups to provide you with individual support.
  • Open doors worldwide: The program is taught exclusively in English. The third semester can also be used as a mobility window in which you can complete a semester at one of the approx. 75 foreign universities partnering with the School of Business & Economics. You will receive support from the personal advice offered by our faculty's own International Relations Center.
  • A high level of satisfaction: whether it's the general study situation, courses offered, practical orientation or the transition to the Master's degree course - our Master's program receives top ratings in the current CHE ranking. Many criteria are rated as very good or good by more than 90% of our Master's students, e.g. the opportunities for individual subject specialization, support with questions and problems, digital teaching elements and the ability to present and discuss research results.

≫ Everything you need to know about the application process

Here is how your studies in Münster could look like:

≫ Further information about the structure

  • Versatile positioning: Determine the degree of your specialization yourself by choosing your courses. With majors and electives in Managing Digital Business, Business Process Management and Data Science as well as Information Systems, Business Administration and Computer Science, you can focus on your personal preferences. Seminars and project seminars support you in starting your career and bring current research and practice to life.
  • Attractive offers beyond the curriculum: the University of Münster is home to the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), the leading network in IS research, which combines practice, research and teaching. The faculty's International Relations Center and Career Development Center advise you on stays abroad and career entry, while the Reach Euregio Start-up Center promotes innovative start-up ideas.
  • Internationality: Teaching the program in English and offering the opportunity to undertake a semester abroad supports the internationality of our Master of Information System. You have the option to complete a voluntary semester abroad at one of out 75+ partner universities spread over various continents.
  • Perfectly fitting: When you enrol, we take into account previous knowledge in the fields of Business Administration, Quantitative Methods, Information Systems and/or Computer Science that is tailored to the respective major. This makes our Master's program exciting for students of business administration and computer science and at the same time ensures that everyone starts from a comparable level.


Statements from graduates

Research at the Department of Information Systems

The research we carry out is geared towards high scientific relevance and application orientation. What does that mean? It means that we use theoretical findings and fundamental sciences to develop models and processes for practical implementation.

Due to the different specialisations of our professorships and working groups, we cover a wide spectrum of topics related to information systems. Our research projects are supported and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the European Union, the Stiftung Industrieforschung, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, NATO, Procope and partner companies.

Our research is integrated in the work of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS). ERCIS is an international network of prestigious research institutions. The network is known for its excellent collaborations and uncomplicated manner of initiating research projects. Its other strengths include the personal contact between researchers and the wide spectrum of different perspectives it offers on information systems research, both in terms of disciplines and nationalities.

See the subpages here to find out more about our research projects, academic publications, awards received and our IS Work Reports, which are published regularly. The Department of Information Systems has been publishing the freely available IS Work Reports featuring the latest research results since 1991.

Münster: The ideal place to study

With over 60,000 students, Münster is one of the largest university cities in Germany. In 2004, Münster was awarded the LivCon Award as the most livable city in the world and has always been one of the most livable cities in Germany.

In addition to the university education, Münster is characterized by a lively student lifestyle. From days spent sailing or walking around the Aasee and engaging in water sports on the canal to long nights in the numerous bars and clubs, to a wide range of cultural and sightseeing opportunities, Münster has something to offer for all students! More information about student life in Münster and the university's initiatives including sports and cultural offerings can be found here!

Do you have any questions?

Take a look at our FAQ or contact us:

Dr. Lena Clever:


Dr. Lena Clever

Leonardo Campus 3, 48149 Münster

Room 314

(Consultations by appointment via Email)