Duration:3 years

Information Systems - Business Analytics (part-time)

This part time education will make you build bridges between IT and business, a highly sought-after skill in commerce.

Key information

  • Developed according to employers' needs

  • Highly sought-after competence

  • Lectures are based on real business cases

  • Admission requirements

    Read more at the bottom of the page.
  • Price

    37 800 kr per semester. The study programme qualifies for grants and loans from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Master
  • Fall 2023
  • Part-time
  • 120 Points
  • Oslo
  • 3 years
  • English

Learning Outcomes

The teaching takes place in English and is built up of modules. With a dedicated focus on a single topic, students and lecturers are given the opportunity to delve deep into each individual subject area.

In addition, the curriculum is dynamic and provides room for custom lectures that consider the latest trends and technologies and technics being used in the industry.

Topics we will focus on during the course include:

  • Relevant research within the discipline of Information Systems
  • Data Management
  • Data Mining & Applied Statistics
  • Visual Analytics
  • IT Project management
  • Management of agile IT projects
  • IT Governance
  • Applied and Big data analytics
  • Research methods
  • Business intelligence and dashboards

Study model

This master's degree lasts three academic years, and each academic year is divided into two semesters. Here you can see an overview of compulsory subjects and what opportunities you have for practice, exchange and specialization. We reserve the right to make changes.
120 total ECTS credits
30 ECTS credits
1. semester
2. semester

  • MB110Data Management <p>Data Management is an essential and critical process with organizations. This course will provide students with an introduction to data management techniques, data warehousing and business intelligence. Students will gain advanced knowledge of key theories and concepts of data management processes, data collection, sharing and storage, data documentation, data compliance, data preservation, and an overview of the open data requirements. They will acquire specialized problem-solving skills, being able to analyze and prepare data management plans. </p>
  • MA141Ethics, sustainability and society <p>The main aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of ethics and sustainability necessary for responsible innovation and the development of new information technologies (IT) in the modern society. The central topics include the role of ethics in responsible innovation and IT development; information privacy concerns, social, economic, and environmental impacts of innovations and new ITs; and how IT development and innovation can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In covering ethical and sustainability issues, the course addresses the perspectives of various stakeholders at the individual level (IT developers, innovators, consumers, investors), the organizational level (commercial, public, and non-governmental organizations), and the societal level (local and regional communities, nations, international society). Group work on possible solutions to real-life ethical and sustainability challenges constitutes an essential part of the course.</p>
  • MB120Applied and Big Data Analytics <p>This course introduces students to machine learning algorithms and techniques to deliver value for organizations. Students will gain advanced knowledge of key theories, frameworks, and concepts of data analytics and machine learning. They will acquire specialized analytical skills to develop data analytics projects to support decision-making and solve real-world business problems. Upon completion of this course, the students should understand the fundamental challenges of machine learning such as model assessment, selection, complexity, etc. and be able to implement machine learning using open source machine learning libraries.</p>
  • PDE5100Proposal Development
  • MS404Master Thesis
  • UTV999-30Utveksling
  • VAL999MA-30Valgemner

Career Opportunities

Meet the faculty

  • How we work

    Our research emphasizes economics, innovation, digitization and IT. In addition, there are several exciting research projects in applied informatics, information systems and human-computer interaction. Our lecturers have extensive experience both within industry and academia. Relevant working life experience is brought into the teaching through lecturing and guest lecturing. This will make you used to working life challenges and will ease the transition between study life and work life.
  • Your everyday study

    Kristiania is a place for everyone, whilst being a place where you will study along with others who share your passions. An education from Kristiania is practice-oriented, which makes our students sought-after in the labour market, even before they have finished their education. The students' own line associations make for opportunities to meet and bond on the basis of shared interests, while the incubators like Loftet and Bryggeriet creates a bustling and inspiring environment for the students' own companies.

This is the application process

Here you will find important information about the application process and how you can best prepare for the start of your studies.
  • Important deadlines

    The application deadline is 15. April 2023. The documentation deadline for diplomas and certificates is 1. July 2023. Note that 15. April 2023 falls on a Saturday.
  • Processing time

    For study programs with rolling admissions, you will receive a conditional offer within 1–3 days of submitting the application, if there are available slots for the study program you applied for.
  • How to apply

    Min Side for søkere is where you accept the offer and upload necessary documentation for your qualifications.
  • Semester registration

    You must register and confirm your individual education plan before you are reported as an active student to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, and to gain access to your subjects in Canvas, the learning platform.
  • SiO (Oslo) and Sammen (Bergen)

    SiO and Sammen offers housing, health services, kindergardens, fitness centers and much more to its members.
  • Loans and grants

    All our study programs are publicly approved and give the right to apply for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Services and adaptations

    As a student, you can get guidance, everyday adaptation and follow-up on study-related questions and challenges. We have a duty of confidentiality.
  • Mitt Kristiania

    This is where you get an overview of your schedule, syllabus, services and other tools you need as a student.
  • Student ID card

    As a new student, you can have a student card made on all our campuses except the Brenneriveien Campus. Your student card serves as an access card at the college’s campuses, ID for exams, payment card for printers and library card.

Do you have questions?

Our student ambassadors are happy to answer your questions - by chat, phone, email or video.

Frequently asked questions