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.