INFORMATICA PER L'ECONOMIA E PER L'AZIENDA (BUSINESS INFORMATICS) Degree Program Profile
Laurea Magistrale Degree in INFORMATICA PER L'ECONOMIA E PER L'AZIENDA (BUSINESS INFORMATICS)
EHEA Second Cycle; EQF level7
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Department of COMPUTER SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI)
Prof. Carlo Montangero
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The two year graduate program in Business Informatics has been designed to meet the growing demand for professionals with an interdisciplinary skill both in informatics and in business to satisfy the increasing demand by companies to compete using analytics methods. The graduate program is focused on Business Intelligence techniques to support decision making. The interdisciplinary competence covered by the Business Informatics degree is intended to overcome the cultural divide between IT and management.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate: - Basic knowledge of economics and management science. - Basic knowledge of enterprise organizational models, typical functions, primary and support activities. - Basic knowledge of role of management planning and controlling systems. - Deep knowledge of decision support systems based on operations research models in production and distribution logistics. - Deep knowledge of operational information systems to support organizations in performing the business, and in bringing the business to the Web to allow new routes to market. - Advanced knowledge of the Business Intelligence methods and tools to design data-driven Decision Support Systems for summarizing large amounts of data into a form that is easily interpretable to help managers to analyze the performance of key business processes. - Advanced knowledge of methods and tools for analyzing business processes and the redesign of such processes eventually using the technology of Web services.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The master's degree program prepares graduates with interdisciplinary expertise who are highly sought after by the job market. They will be able to engage in activities that require the use of advanced methods, in terms of design, development and management, in the following main area: - operational database applications, - web marketing applications, - model or data-driven Decision Support Systems applications, - analysis and redesign of business processes.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in INFORMATICA PER L'ECONOMIA E PER L'AZIENDA (BUSINESS INFORMATICS) allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The learner must complete the curriculum/one of the 'curricula' (tracks) as described in the Table below. This includes obligatory and elective course units and other activities for a total of 120 credits.
The final thesis, to which 15 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the business informatics professional skills. The thesis, with an academic supervisor, may be associated with an internship in public or private companies.
Course structure diagram w/credits