Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Master's degree in Information Systems

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The graduate program of Information Systems is offered by the Institute of Information Systems (Department of Economics) and the Institute for Computer Science (Mathematics and Natural Sciences II) of the Humboldt University since the winter term 2004/2005. The acquired degree is "Master of Science"  (M.Sc.) in Information Systems.

The program is modular. Courses will be held both in English and German - therefore it is mandatory to have specific proven language skills in both areas (English C1, German B1).

It consists of advanced modules from the area of computer science and economics as well as a master thesis. The standard period of study is four semesters. Main topics include i.a. design and implementation of database systems, service-based information architectures, object-oriented modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, privacy and security, and social media .


Attention: Application periods can be found on the following page, this time it is also possible to apply for summer semester 2017 *:

* Admission for the summer semester 2017 is subject to the adoption of the statute “Studienangebot des Sommersemesters 2017".




Further information on application and admission requirements can be found here.



Dear students,

Due to necessary adjustments of the study and examination regulations (SO/PO) with respect to the central study and examination regulations (ZSP) of the Humboldt University of Berlin, there will be two different versions of them parallel during the certain period.

Students who were enrolled before winter term 2016/2017 and studying therefore under the old SO/PO have the option to switch to the new one. If you are interested or if you need more information, please address the examination office.

The old regulations will expire on 30th September 2018!

Students who started their master studies in winter semester 2016/17, automatically study according to the new SO/PO.



(before WS16/17)


(as of WS16/17)

A quick overview of the three different areas of the courses (compulsory, mandatory elective and elective courses) can be found here: Figure Figure
An example of a course plan can be found at the following link:

Course schedule

Course schedule

The current compulsory modules can be found here:

Compulsory modules

The current elective modules can be found here:

Elective modules

The current study and examination regulations can be viewed at the following link:

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung

Erste Änderung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung

Zweite Änderung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung

A link to admission requirements for graduate degree in Information Science of the HU Berlin is Fachspezifische Zugangs- und Zulassungssatzung zur ZSP-HU   and   Anlage der Zulassungsregeln.


A summary of all important topics for Master in Information Systems can be found here.


Anna-Lena Bujarek: bujarek[at]



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