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Information Systems

- Master´s programs

School of Business and Economics
Department of Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Meske, Lars Stegemann and Nina Schlömer
Garystr. 21
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 18 credit points in Information Systems or Computer Science, a minimum of 30 credit points Business Administration and also with a minimum of 12 credit points for the bachelor thesis in Information Systems

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.



Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Due to recent economic and scientific developments, nowadays fortified interdisciplinary reflection, application and further development of information technology are needed. The master program ‘Information Systems’ amplifies the course offerings in the field of economics at Freie Universität Berlin by adding a socio-technical component.

The program bridges the gap between the economics master courses ‘Management and Marketing’ and ‘Finance, Accounting and Taxation’ and the technical master course ‘Information Technology’. Therefore, the information systems modules will be enhanced by additional modules from the areas of information technology and economics.

The ‘Information Systems’ master program is characterised by a scientific view on information systems, their methodical requirements and their economic implications. The program focuses on business analytics, e-business, IT entrepreneurship, operations research and decision support systems.

Moreover, during the ‘Individual Study or Research’-phase, students get the chance to specialise, depending on their individual interests. Thereby, students receive support from mentors throughout the whole program.

Students learn how to use information systems on methodical and theoretical basis in an economic context. They also learn how to design such systems and to consider them in a critical way. Thereby, students become interdisciplinary experts in the area of information systems and learn how to develop and apply innovative information systems. This education provides them excellent career opportunities within a wide field of application.

The ‘Individual Study or Research’ phase helps students to plan and prepare for their individual careers. Students choose their own individual focus with assistance from a mentor. Moreover, they have the possibility to study abroad, work on current research projects at the department or participate in profile-building modules. To generate optimal knowledge transfer, modules are presented in small seminars and methods like blended learning and e-learning are used.

The ‘Individual Study or Research’-phase combines the scientific and theoretical aspects of this master program with an obvious practical orientation and vocational preparation.

Application and Registration Period
only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters