Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems and Digital Innovation

Student testimonial (in French)


General content

Digital technologies act as a significant catalyst in our rapidly evolving world, affecting not only businesses but also society and the environment. This Master’s program is an intense and engaging, 3-semester program blending business and technology. It is designed for individuals who:

  • Have a passion for emerging technologies and want to make a meaningful impact on business, society, and the environment.
  • Enjoy innovation and are eager to tackle complex real-world problems, envisioning and crafting practical solutions.
  • Aspire to launch their own digital ventures, or have keen interest in spearheading digital innovation within organizations.
Practical information

HEC Lausanne
Institute of Information Systems (DESI)

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems and Digital Innovation

ECTS credits

3 semesters

Teaching language
French and English. Level necessary for your studies: C1.

Admission requirements
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science awarded by a Swiss university in one of the following areas: Business Information Systems; Economics, Management or Finance, provided that the candidates have earned at least 12 ECTS credits in informatics; in Informatics or Communication Systems provided that they have earned at least 12 ECTS credits in human and social sciences.
Another degree or university title may be judged to be equivalent and give access to this Master’s degree course, with or without further conditions.

Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

Career prospects

The program offers a mix of business and technology skills, opening up multiple job opportunities and enabling you to effectively tackle future challenges. Upon program completion, you will have the flexibility to pursue a range of jobs, including technical, managerial, and strategic roles. Our alumni have successfully pursued high-demand, well-compensated careers with abundant opportunities, including:

  • Project and Innovation Management (Innovation Project Manager, Digital/IT Project Manager, Business or Technology Consultant)
  • Design and Development of Digital Solutions (Product Owner/Manager, Interaction Designer, Agile Delivery Manager)
  • Data & Analytics (Business Analyst, Data Scientist)
  • Cybersecurity (Security Analyst)
  • Startups (Founder or Entrepreneur)
  • Research in Information Systems and Digital Innovation (PhD student or Professor)
  • Technology Leadership (Head of Product, Director of Information Systems - CTO/CIO)

Information about career prospects for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 20 February 2024

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