INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

About the programme
Language: Danish  (See language requirements)  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September (no winter intake)

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

ITKO – IT, communication and organisation – is an MSc study programme in Information Technology under It-vest which has been developed and planned by Aarhus BSS, University of Aarhus, and the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

The MSc in IT, Communication and Organisation provides you with the qualifications needed to undertake demanding technical, developmental and managerial assignments involving communication and information technology in enterprises and organisations.

Emphasis is on graduates being able to take account of strategic, communicative and organisational aspects when new IT systems are to be developed and implemented. At the same time, the study programme aims to develop your ability to take part in project work, enabling you to take on development and management tasks and responsibilities.

Job and career

Holders of the MSc in Information Technology degree build bridges between programmers and users, both internally and outside enterprises.

At the same time, they are the ones who can communicate the strategic and managerial consequences of the new technology.

The graduates, who tend to find jobs very quickly, have typically been employed as:

  • Various types of consultants
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Analysts
  • Webmasters
  • Marketing assistants
  • Or they have started their own business

Admission requirements

 

A prerequisite for applying for admission to the programme is that you have completed a Bachelor's degree programme where a substantial part consists of courses within IT, communication or organization.

Applicants, who have completed a Bachelor's degree programme with a substantial amount of courses in IT, are admitted to a separate curriculum.

Language requirements

Since Danish is the language of instruction, all applicants are required to provide documentation of their Danish language proficiency. You can read about documentation of Danish language requirements for applicants with non-Danish qualifications here.

Restricted admission 

The Master’s degree programme in IT, communication and organization has restricted admission. This means that meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme. 

Selection criteria

The 20 applicants with a Bachelor's degree in IT with the highest average are offered admission to the separate curriculum for IT bachelors. Subsequently, other qualified applicants are prioritised by a simple average, if there are more qualified applicants than study places. The simple average is calculated on the basis of the average mark (i.e. GPA) of the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Marks/grades obtained after the application deadline will not be included in the GPA.

Programme structure

Below is an outline of the courses for Master of Science in Information Technology (IT, Communication and Organisation)

Semester

Courses

ECTS

1

Teambuilding and Teamwork,incl. project

10

Programming, incl. project

10

Digital Communication, incl. project

10

Product Development and Innovation Management (only for IT bachelors) 10

2

Project Management and Requirements Specifications, incl. project

10

System Development and Databases, incl. project

10

Integrated Market Communication, incl. project

10

3

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology

5

Organisation and Management Types

5

Business Intelligence

5

IT Strategy and E-business

5

Elective

10

4

Thesis and Theoretical and Methodological Choices

Academic regulations


Student life

Learning in an international context

At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research at the highest academic level.

All researchers employed are engaged in research projects spanning a wide range of different subjects and focusing on knowledge and skills considered essential for professional business activities in the global market place. All faculty have both research and teaching responsibilities which means that our teaching is continually based on the latest research results.

Aarhus BSS is very internationally oriented. The broad scope of our research activities and eaducational programmes enable us to attract researchers, teachers, and students from all over the world, and this creates an international environment for research and learning in which academic views are exchanged, experience gathered and friendships formed.

Aarhus University is a leading university in Denmark in building student exchange opportunities. The university encourages all students to spend time studying abroad. Every year more than 700 students go abroad to participate in exchange programmes around the world at our more than 300 partner universities. About the same number of students from all over the world come to participate in the exchange programme in Aarhus and this contributes to a truly international learning atmosphere.

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Career

Holders of the MSc in Information Technology degree build bridges between programmers and users, both internally and outside enterprises.

At the same time, they are the ones who can communicate the strategic and managerial consequences of the new technology.

The graduates, who tend to find jobs very quickly, have typically been employed as:

  • Various types of consultants
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Analysts
  • Webmasters
  • Marketing assistants
  • Or they have started their own business