NOVA Information Management School

PostGraduate Information Systems and Technologies Management


Curso de Pós-graduação


Not awarded

ECTS Coordinator

Roberto Henriques

Education objectives

The postgraduate program in Information Systems and Technologies Management explores the various technologies in IT and their impact on planning, design, functionality, and information systems management. It also focuses on understanding the interaction between technology and business processes, strategy, and organizational policies.

This program promotes strategic thinking in the role of information systems in developing management strategies and information sharing that can increase competitiveness of organizations. It is aimed at those who have duties in Information Systems (IS), namely managers and experts in the coordination and development of IS projects, IT auditing, quality control and strategic management of IS.

The goal of this program is training technical staff and managers to: 

- Develop strategies, methods, and tools for knowledge andinformation systems management;

- Analyze the contexts of organizations and their significance in establishing innovative methods based on the most recent technological advances;

- Use the information as a fundamental asset of the organizationand its use in reduction of levels of uncertainty linked to decision-making;

- Create and develop information systems and technologies that meet the organizations’ information needs. 

Applications - academic year 2018-2019
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end, from April 3rd to May 10th, 2018. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

Access conditions

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until September 2018); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Degree pre-requisites

To earn the postgraduate program diploma in Information Systems and Technologies Management, students complete 8 units, of which 5 are mandatory and the 3 elective course units will be chosen by the students from a wide range of available course units.

Access to other courses

The postgraduate program gives access to the master degree program in Information Management, with a specialization in Information Systems and Technologies Management, upon the development and presentation of a scholarly thesis, work project or an internship, and the approval of the course unit Research Methodologies.

The Master degree program in Information Management, with specialization in Information Systems and Technologies Management, is ranked as the best Master degree program in Information Systems Management in Portugal and the 2nd best in Western Europe by Eduniversal - an international agency that publishes an annual ranking of the best MBA and Master degree programs in the world.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
200068 Information Project Management 7.5
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 7.5
200001 Data Analysis 7.5
200004 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200009 Spatial Databases 7.5
200012 Business Intelligence I 7.5
200015 Geographical Information Systems and Science 7.5
200016 Cartographic Sciences 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200046 Statistics 7.5
200055 GI Standards 4.0
200056 Ciência e Sistemas de Informação Geográfica 3.0
200058 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200060 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200064 Geostatistics 7.5
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 7.5
200083 Marketing Digital 7.5
200087 Data Collection Methods 7.5
200092 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - Descriptive Methods 7.5
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 7.5
200115 Remote Sensing 7.5
200158 Sampling and Estimation 7.5
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 7.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200169 Strategic Marketing 7.5
200182 Data Privacy and Protection 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 7.5
400021 Enterprise Cloud Mobility 7.5
400045 Sustainable Cities 7.5
400054 Information Technology in Cities Seminar I 3.5
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
200007 Architectures for Information Technology 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 7.5
200013 Business Intelligence II 7.5
200024 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200061 Geospatial Free Open Source Software 4.0
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200088 Forecasting Methods 7.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200093 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - explanatory methods 7.5
200094 Geographical Information Systems and Modelling 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
200124 Geographical Information Systems in Organizations 7.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
200145 Big Data Applications 7.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
200161 Market and Credit Risk Management 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
200171 Marketing Analytics 7.5
200172 Marketing Engineering 7.5
400010 Data Collection, Administrative Sources and Big Data 6.0
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 6.0
400027 Search Engine Marketing 7.5
400039 Integrated Management Solutions 7.5
400040 Enterprise Mobility Solutions 3.5
400042 Business Solutions as a Service 7.5
400049 Information Technology in Cities Seminar II 4.0
400051 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 7.5
400055 Enterprise Resource Management Systems 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
400091 Urban Analytics 7.5