Despite the variety of traditional study programs related to Information Systems and the formation of combinations between computing, business, and management studies, at present universities seem to be not well prepared to equip graduates with the valuable knowledge and skills required for organizational transformation. Consequently, traditional study programs and career paths for Information Systems graduates might have to be revised and new programs established. Addressing the need for an innovative and crossdisciplinary study model to equip graduates with transformation skills, in 2003 we started to develop a master’s program in Business Informatics. This paper outlines the core elements of this program and explores how we equip students with capabilities required for transformation processes. We provide experiences from the interdisciplinary accreditation process of the program and outline our future plans.


Transformation business informatics curriculum development change management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Helfert
    • 1
  • Howard Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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