MiEGSI (Integrated Master in Engineering and Management of Information Systems) aims to educate professionals in the area of engineering and management of information systems. Their main professional acts involve a combination of knowledge and competences from Information Technology (IT), organization and management.
Engineering and Management Information Systems (EMIS) professionals act in any organization, regardless its size or economic sector:
In large companies, where the Information Systems function is well identified and formalized and typically depends on an administrator at the highest level of the organization’s chain of command (eg, Chief Information Officer – CIO). The masters in EMIS will integrate the function of information systems and may even lead it, assuming the performance of activities and responsibilities compatible with their training, their profile and their professional experience
In small businesses, where the Information Systems (IS) function is not necessarily autonomous, and the corresponding IS responsibilities are assumed by managers also responsible for other areas (eg, Finance, Production). In these organizations masters in EMIS may be a particularly valuable asset as they have a good preparation and awareness of the issue of adoption and use of information technologies
In Consulting firms, where masters in EMIS may lead or integrate project teams and assume responsibilities consistent with their training, their profile and their work experience
Software development houses, where masters in EMIS can take the entrepreneur role and lead product innovation activities and services, and management of software development projects.
It is expected that MiEGSI graduates exhibit:
Responsibility and professional ethics
Learning and adaptation to new situations
Attention to the evolution of IT and to new opportunities to achieve benefits from IT application
Understanding of the research and development (R&D) process so they can follow and contribute to the evolution of the body of knowledge associated to their profession.
MiEGSI learning outcomes are related to the professional acts of Engineering and Management of Information Systems (EGSI) professionals. They should include proficiency in the use of Information Technology (IT) to achieve benefits for organizations. They should also cover specific competencies for those professional acts, namely those recommended by AIS – Association for Information Systems:
Improving organizational processes
Exploiting opportunities created by technology innovations
Understanding and addressing information requirements
Designing and managing enterprise architecture
Identifying and evaluating solution and sourcing alternatives
Securing data and infrastructure
Understanding, managing and controlling IT risks.
Besides, still in alignment with AIS recommendations, MiEGSI graduates should have competences for:
Analytical and critical thinking
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