Objectives

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
  • Reflective attitude
  • Leadership
  • 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.