Information Systems Management: application requirements

Master’s degree programs build on a completed bachelor’s degree program and allow students to specialize or focus on topics in more detail or to expand their existing expertise.

You must meet subject-matter requirements to be admitted to the Information Systems Management master’s degree program. Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from a UAS in a relevant subject matter or an equivalent degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution (at least 180 ECTS credits) in Austria or another country. If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams to establish full equivalence. These exams are taken during the master’s program.

The Bachelor's certificate must be handed in latest by 15 December 2020. This means that you do not have to wait for the Bachelor's degree to successfully apply for a Master's program.

When is my bachelor’s degree considered relevant?

The following criteria are used to establish full or basic equivalence of bachelor’s degrees:

1. Full equivalence is established if the applicant holds a degree in one of the programs below, which are listed by program group:

  • Computer Science, Software
    • Computer Science, Business Informatics, Mobile Computing, Information and Communication Systems

2. Basic equivalence is established if approximately 60 ECTS credits have been completed in five to seven core subjects. The core subjects are key requirements that students should already have mastered in order to successfully complete the master’s degree program. 

Core subject area

Basic principles of business administration (e.g. accounting, marketing and sales, cost accounting, general business administration, logistics, business management and organization)

Basic principles of programming (e.g. object-oriented programming, system and software components, mobile development, Web technologies)

Structural sciences (e.g. basic principles of mathematics, basic principles of statistics)

Information management (e.g. databases)

Basic principles of business informatics (e.g. operational applications systems, project management, e-commerce)

Basic principles of modeling (e.g. business process modeling, object-oriented system modeling, data modeling, business process analysis)


If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams equivalent to up to 30 ECTS credits. These exams must be taken at UAS Technikum Wien. If exams exceeding 30 ECTS credits would be necessary, then admission requirements are considered not met.

What prerequisites do I need to meet if I am applying from outside Austria?

Degree program applicants must have language skills equivalent to level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages and must be able to submit a certificate of their proficiency. Applicants who have a diploma or university degree in the language of instruction are not required to provide a certificate of their proficiency.

The program director can determine on an individual basis whether an applicant meets admission requirements.