Programme structure

The master's programme Informatics: digital economy and leadership is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Courses, 60 or 90 ECTS credits
  • Master's thesis, 60 or 30 ECTS credits

Course of study

Example with short master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits and other master courses of 90 ECTS credit:

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Specialization course Elective master course Elective master course
2. semester IN5160 - Digital leadership  Specialization course Elective master course
1. semester IN4150 - Digital ecosystems  IN4270 - Digital business development  Elective master course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

Example with long master's thesis of 60 ECTS credits and other master courses of 30 ECTS credit: 

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Specialization course Elective master course  Elective master course/Specialization course
2. semester IN5160 - Digital leadership  Specialization course Elective master course/Master's thesis
1. semester IN4150 - Digital ecosystems IN4270 - Digital business development Elective master course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

The table above gives an example of courses of study. You can structure the programme differently, for example by starting on your thesis already in the first semester. All courses should normally be completed and passed before the last semester.

Courses and master's thesis

The choice of courses and theme of the master's thesis is done in consultation with your supervisor during the first semester. This choice also determines the specialization you follow.

Mandatory courses

The programme has three mandatory and complete new courses in digital ecosystems and digital business development. 

  • IN4150 - Digital ecosystems
  • IN4270 - Digital business
  • IN5160 - Digital leadership 

Further information about the courses will be provided.

The programme has two specializations

  • Digital ecosystems
  • Business  

See requirements for each specialization.

Master's thesis

The master's thesis is preferably carried out in collaboration with a company or organization. The master's thesis is an independent research work carried out under supervision. You are supervised by members of the research group Digitalization and entrepreneurship.

If you choose the specialization in business, you must write a short master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits. If you choose the specialization in digital ecosystems we recommend you to write a short master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits, but it's also possible to write a long thesis of 60 ECTS credits. 

If you choose a short master's thesis the research thesis is placed entirety in the last semester. The theme of the thesis is presented on a given date at the beginning of the semester and the deadline for submission is 17 weeks after this date. You must present the master's thesis publicly at the end of the semester. Following the presentation is an oral examination with the sensors and supervisor about the thesis.

Read more about beeing a master student at the Department of Informatics

Progression requirements

The standard study time for the master's programme is two years, or four years if you apply for part-time studies. If you spend more time than two years, it's important that you familiarize yourself with the policies for admission and your right to study. Your right to study may be cancelled if you do not register for the first semester of the study programme and you have absence without valid reason for more than one semester.

Recognition of master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the masters' programme and you have completed master's courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Informatics for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Informatics: digital economy and leadership

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published Apr. 10, 2019 3:38 PM - Last modified Mar. 17, 2021 6:11 PM