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European Master of Science in Information Systems Management

EMSISM

European Master of Science in Information Systems Management

The European Master of Science in Information Systems Management aims at graduates who are willing to acquire additional information systems management skills to be applied in their professional field and intend to have a master's double degree diploma from two universities:

Completing the Master degree program will make the student an expert who, as a businessperson or information systems specialist, will be able to directly and creatively manage, advise and participate in the development and application of information systems technologies, manage information systems departments, and manage changes leading to the strategic renewal of businesses based on the restructuring of business processes and application of information technology.

Partner Entity

  • FE
    Faculty of Economics - University of Ljubljana
  • Vagas

    Format

    After Working Hours

  • Media

    Length and ECTS

    4 semesters (120 ECTS)

  • Semestres

    Attendance

    2 to 3 times a week

  • Lingua (1)

    Start Date

    September 2022

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Who is it for?

This Program is aimed at graduates in management, engineering, economics, marketing, information management, and professionals in network systems and data communications analysis, computer software engineering (both applications and systems software), network, computer systems and database administration, among others, who are willing to acquire additional Information Systems Management skills to be applied in their professional field.

Goals

The goals of the program are:

  • Develop the understanding of the strategic benefits in successfully implementing information systems, the process of strategic planning and the evaluation of business needs;

  • Develop project management and capital budgeting skills to enable activity, program and project costing, control and evaluation;

  • Develop an appreciation of the impact and management of change caused by the introduction of information systems;

  • Develop the ability to manage, advise, and participate in the development and application of information resources, and the ability to manage changes towards the strategic renewal of business.

Study Plan

1st  Year - 1st  Semester (Fall) - NOVA IMS

Curricular Units ECTS
Data Management and Storage 4
Data Privacy, Security and Ethics 4
Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7,5
Information Systems Development 4
Information Systems Governance 3,5
Information Technologies Services Management 4
Management of Information Systems 3,5

1st  Year - 2nd  Semester (Spring) - SEB LU

Curricular Units ECTS
Business Intelligence and Analytics 7
Business Skills Development 1 4
Digital Business 7
Strategic Management 2 7

2nd  Year - 3rd  Semester (Fall) - SEB LU

Curricular Units ECTS
Accounting Information for Decision Making 7
Business Process Management 7
IT Project Management or Information Systems Analysis and Design 7
Organization and Management 7
Research Methods and Techniques 7

2nd  Year - 4th  Semester (Spring) - SEB LU/ NOVA IMS

Curricular Units ECTS
Master Thesis (NOVA IMS) 35

The student chooses where he/she wants to spend the semester.
The master thesis will be developed following NOVA IMS rules, always with conjoint supervision of Professors from the two institutions.

Lenght & Exams

Lenght

The program lasts four semesters (120 ECTS). The classes of 1st and 2nd semesters of the program will start in September 2022, ending in June 2023, running after working hours (after 6.30 p.m.), 2 to 3 times a week.

Exams

Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2021-2022.

Admissions and Fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS and SEB LU is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

2nd Applications Phase

From April 20th to May 26th, 2022.

Entry Requirements

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a compatible field (completed by September 2022);
  • Be proficient in English (spoken and written).

How to Apply and Selection Process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process is based on the analysis of academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions's Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates - face-to-face or videoconference.

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €51. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this program's tuition fee and non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.150 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration (1st and 2nd years), students should make the following payments at NOVA IMS:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1,40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).


They also need to pay the enrollment fee and annual school insurance at SEB LU.

Tuition Fee and Payment Dates 

The tuition fee is €8.000. Students will have to pay directly to each university the following amounts, within the mentioned dates:

Payment Dates - to pay directly to each School NOVA IMS SEB LU
September 25th  to 30th  , 2022 €2.000,00 €2.000,00
September 25th  to 30th  , 2023 (to pay directly to SEB LU for attending 3rd  Semester) €2.000,00
February 22nd  to 28th  , 2024 (to pay directly to NOVA IMS for attending 4th  Semester) €2.000,00
Total €8.000,00

Accreditations

  • Ischools
    iSchools
  • Equis
    EFMD Quality Improvement System
  • Aacsb
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Apcer
    APCER

The prestigious iSchools association has just distinguished NOVA IMS as one of the world's best universities in research and teaching in Information Management, being the first Iberian university to integrate iSchools. Also, NOVA IMS's Quality Management System has been certified by APCER (Portuguese certification entity) and IQNET (International Certificate Network) according to NP EN ISO 9001:2008.

Six of NOVA IMS' Master and Postgraduate Programs were ranked in the world TOP of the Best Masters Ranking 2021, by Eduniversal - international agency that publishes the annual ranking of the best MBA and Master's degrees in the world. One of the degrees that the European Master of Science in Information Systems Management awards is the Master's degree in Information Management, with a specialization in Information Systems and Technologies Management. This specialization was ranked as the best Master Degree Program in Information Systems Management in Portugal and the 2nd in Western Europe by Eduniversal, international agency that publishes an annual ranking of the best Master degree programs and MBA in the world.

The SEB LU has been awarded accreditation by both the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System). The SEB LU is the first school in Central and Eastern Europe to be awarded with AACSB accreditation.

Living in Ljubljana

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is a relatively large central European city situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea with approximately 300,000 inhabitants.

It is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation and most charming in summer. The visitor's first impression of Ljubljana is that it is an exceptionally young city as over 50,000 students provide very young vibrations. Many scientists come to Ljubljana because of its university and institutes with solid international reputations.

It's a city of culture and a rich historical legacy which offers all the friendliness of a small town and at the same time everything that a capital city should offer.

Living In Ljubljana (1)

Average Monthly Budget*

* This information should only be used as a guide (prices are per month).

Type of Expenses Costs
Accomodation €150 - €250 (private accomodation) €80- €160 (dormitory)
Study Material Mostly photocopies (€0,05/copy)
Food €100 (subsidized meals: average €3/meal)
City Transportation €20 /month (Urbana bus card); up to €30 for a used bicycle
Total App. from €250 - €500 per month

FAQ

Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal. To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format). The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2022-2023. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply ?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until September 2023, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until September 2023.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Skype.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    Considering the diversity of students’ nationalities, all the classes will be taught in English.

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at https://sas.unl.pt/en/scholarships-2/scholarships_/ or contact them directly to bolsas@unl.pt. We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage http://www.unl.pt/en/nova/parking-campus.

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at https://sas.unl.pt/en/accommodation/. 

    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact adnovaims@novaims.unl.pt.

    Does the University offer a Portuguese course for international students?

    Yes, there is a Course of Portuguese as Foreign Language. This course is available in 4 types of classes:

    1. Individual lessons (the student arranges the schedule with the teacher according to their availability);
    2. Semester Group lessons (56 study classes + 8 hours for other activities);
    3. 30 hours intensive course (2 weeks);
    4. Online summer course (month of July).

    If you have any questions about this course, please contact: cursoportugues@fcsh.unl.pt.

Achievement Awards

All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are celebrated. These awards are given by Members of AD NOVA IMS and/or other supportive entities.

AD NOVA IMS Member

  • SAS
    Best Student of the Course Units

    €1.500

Supportive Entities

  • Nokia
    Best student of the Course Unit

    €1.500

  • Governodeportugal (1)
    Best Student of Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Master Degree Programs

    Scholarship with Value to be Defined