Information Systems

The MSc program in Information Systems follows MSIS 2006: Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems, developed by the Association for Information Systems, the Association for Information Technology Professionals, and the International Federation for Information Processing. The name and the content of this program are well known in the country and abroad.

Professional area: 
4.6. Informatics and Computer Science
Degree: 
Master of Science
Speciality: 
MII272113 Informatics
Master's programme: 
Information Systems
Form of education: 
Full-time
Duration of full-time training (in semesters): 
3
Professional qualification: 
MSC in Informatics - Information Systems
Language of Instruction: 
Bulgarian
Master's programme director: 
Prof. Vladimir Dimitrov, PhD

Focus, educational goals

Bachelor degree programs produce highly educated IT and computer specialists, but experts with in-depth knowledge of information systems are sought-after and scarce resource. The aim of this Master's program is to fill the gap by providing the necessary education.

This Master's program is for those who have a bachelor's degree in Information Systems; for those who have a bachelor's degree in some related fields (informatics, computer science, software engineering) and have some experience in the field of information systems; and for those wishing to enter in the field of information systems, but have no prior knowledge of information systems. These three streams of students, after completing the program, find their way into the numerous positions for professionals in the information systems offered by the business and the public sector.

The program can be customized taking into account the students' preliminary knowledge and educational goals.

Training (knowledge and skills)

Possible preliminary knowledge of students entering the programme may be evident in any of the following categories:

  •  Bachelor of Information Systems. These are students who have completed the relevant bachelor's programme and most often with minimal practical experience.
  •  Bachelor of Business Administration. These are students who have completed the Bachelor's degree programme and who have attended at least one IT course.
  •  Bachelor of Computer Science, Software Engineering or Informatics. These are students who have completed a bachelor's degree programme in which there are no specialized courses in Information Systems. They are most often with minimal practical experience.
  •  Other bachelors in the field of research, public and humanities.
  •  Professionals. These are usually bachelors or masters of significant practical experience.

Masters in the Information Systems Programme are preparing for Leaders in the field of Information Systems.

Masters completing the program will hae acquired the following skills and knowledge:

Professional competence

The Master's program opens up a series of traditional and new career paths, including:

  • consultancy;
  • integration of systems;
  • data administration;
  • networks, telecommunication and infrastructure;
  • end products and services;
  • software development;
  • project management;
  • management of outsourced and global projects;

Career paths in information systems require students to have knowledge on the technology, on the business, and on the working environment.

Professional realization

For the magistrates to achive a good realization at the labor market, a number of courses and practices are foreseen in a specific area of the information systems. The typical goals and realization of the programme Masters are:

  • progress in current job position;
  • entry into the management of information systems;
  • consultant in information systems management;
  • internal consultant in information systems management;
  • Head of Information Systems Department;
  • Head of Information Technology Department;
  • Head of Exit Activities;
  • Project manager;
  • entrepreneur in information technology;
  • system integrator;
  • specialist (technical, web);
  • analyst / system designer;
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Specialist;
  • network manager / analyst;
  • business analyst;
  • database administrator;
  • a specialist in linking information technology to business functions.

The Masters in the programme have the opportunity to continue their PhD programmes and take academic positions.

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