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Study Guide

Qualification AwardedInformatics and Management
Programme of StudyInterdisciplinary MSc on Informatics and Management 2015-today
Collaborating SchoolsInformatics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2015 - 2016
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to 30 hours of workload.
Informatics and Management
Α Degree awarded by a Greek public University or by a recognized foreign Institution of equivalent status or by a Technological Education Institute is required.
The aim of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies Programme (IPPS) offered by the Schools of Informatics and Economics is to shape specialized high-level executives in the area of Information Technology and Management with specialization in the Information Systems used in Management. The program offers a Postgraduate Degree of Specialisation (PDS), which certifies the ability of its graduates to occupy specialized personnel positions in the private and public sectors as well as in research and educational institutions.
In order to obtain a PDS, the student, is required within the maximum time (4 semesters) to acquire ninety (90) ECTS. Sixty-seven and a half (67,5) ECTS come from the successful completion of courses, i.e. four (4) compulsory courses in the first semester and five (5) elective courses in the second and third semesters. Twenty-two and a half (22,5) ECTS are obtained from the postgraduate diploma thesis in the third semester which is evaluated by a three-member committee.
First semester postgraduate students with IT background should attend 4 compulsory courses offered by the School of Economics. Accordingly, first semester postgraduate students with background in Economics should attend 4 compulsory courses offered by the School of Informatics. In the second and third semesters there is no differentiation and the postgraduate students should attend four (4) elective courses in the second semester and one (1) elective courses in the third semester.
In order to obtain the PDS, students are required to successfully attend highly demanding upper-level courses. In particular, lecturesttendance is mandatory allowing only a few absences and the student is continuously evaluated throughout the course. The courses assessment consists of individual or group work at regular intervals and presentations of research papers, laboratory exercises and written examinations at the end of the semester. In addition, students are expected to practice research methods aiming to the production of novel results during the delivery of the postgraduate diploma thesis.
Upon completion of their programme, in addition to the basic knowledge of their discipline and profession graduates are also able to: 1) apply knowledge in practice, 2) communicate in a second foreign language 3) search, process, analyse and synthesize data and information, using also the appropriate technologies, 4) adapt to novel situations and make decisions, 5) work independently or in groups in international and/or interdisciplinary contexts, 6) generate new research ideas, design and manage projects, 7) respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment, 8) demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues, 9) reflect on themselves and on others critically, 10) promote free, inductive and deductive thinking.
Not applicable.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral studies.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 6.00-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0-5.99
The minimum passing grade for the postgraduate courses and for the graduate diploma thesis is six (6) (Internal Regulations Document of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies Programme (article 6) (
3 semesters, 90 ECTS
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECTS=25-30 student work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentworkload (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.
Ioannis Manolopoulos