Information systems are the software and technologies which enable the efficient and successful management of modern organizations. They constitute the central industrial infrastructure of the information society, and are present everywhere: In banks and insurance companies, in industrial companies and retail Web-sites, in government offices, courts, and non-governmental organizations. A huge part of the activity of those organizations cannot be realized today in the absence of information systems.
Graduates of the information systems departments are capable of designing, implementing, disseminate, and maintain information systems in a variety of roles in the workplace. The students acquire technological knowledge and experience as well as the organizational and inter-personal know-how required to understanding the meaning of an information system to the organization and the user. Special focus is placed on first-hand experience, including an industrial graduation project.
Graduate studies in the information systems department allow deeper exploration of a wide range of contemporary technologies: data mining, medical information systems, pervasive computing, and more. The center of the M.Sc. studies is a thesis work, directed by one of the department's faculty, which provides the student with an opportunity to experience academic research. The department also offers a master's degree without a thesis. M.Sc. graduates can proceed to senior industrial posts or to a research track which include doctoral studies.