INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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

All types of bachelor’s degrees can qualify you for admission to the Master’s degree programme in IT, communication and organisation. However, you have to document basic knowledge of at least one out of the following four areas of study:

  • Management accounting
  • Organisation
  • Marketing
  • System architecture

As a minimum it is required that one of the areas is covered by your Bachelor’s degree. The assessment of your qualifications will be based on the documents uploaded to your application.

If you are offered admission, you have to follow supplementary courses in the areas that you do not fulfill during the semester’s first five weeks, which have been specifically allocated for this purpose.

Specific admission requirements for IT-bachelors

For applicants with an IT-bachelor there is a slightly altered study plan. An IT-bachelor could be one of the following programmes:

  • Bachelor in Computer Science
  • Bachelor in IT
  • Bachelor in Information Studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
  • Other types of bachelor programmes where the supplement courses within programming, databases and system architecture

IT-bachelors automatically fulfil the requirements for system architecture and fulfill the admission requirements for the programme through this area of study alone. These types of IT-bachelors may also be exempted from the other three supplementary courses (management accounting, organization and marketing), if it is assessed that they fulfil the requirements for each of the particular areas of study.

If you are offered admission, you have to follow supplementary courses in the areas that you do not fulfill during the semester’s first five weeks, which have been specifically allocated for this purpose.

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

From the intake of 2016 the Master’s degree programme in IT, communication and organization will have restricted admission. This means that meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.

Selection criteria

If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces the admissions committee assesses each qualified applicant 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

IT-based 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

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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