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Degree programme objectives

The study program develops unique competence profile of the student based on the intersection of multiple areas of knowledge that are relevant for managing the development of software systems and services, as well as cybersecurity management. A specific feature is a focus on strategic and operational management related to the targeting, design, implementation, and operation of software systems and services within the context of organizations and different types with a possible focus on their safe operation or IT services. In addition to developing basic theoretical and technological knowledge and practical developmental skills acquired in the bachelor's study, the content of the follow-up study is extended by other dimensions such as theories and practices of team, project and process management, communication, soft skills and knowledge essential to functioning in economic relations - the basics of marketing, law and others, which especially (but not only) concerns the specialization of service development. The cybersecurity study takes into account aspects of overlapping computer data processing outside of tightly defined system perimeters (eg impacting on critical infrastructure), thus enabling a specific multidisciplinary overlap of technical, social and legal aspects in this area.

Study plans


Studies

  • Objectives

    The study program develops unique competence profile of the student based on the intersection of multiple areas of knowledge that are relevant for managing the development of software systems and services, as well as cybersecurity management. A specific feature is a focus on strategic and operational management related to the targeting, design, implementation, and operation of software systems and services within the context of organizations and different types with a possible focus on their safe operation or IT services. In addition to developing basic theoretical and technological knowledge and practical developmental skills acquired in the bachelor's study, the content of the follow-up study is extended by other dimensions such as theories and practices of team, project and process management, communication, soft skills and knowledge essential to functioning in economic relations - the basics of marketing, law and others, which especially (but not only) concerns the specialization of service development. The cybersecurity study takes into account aspects of overlapping computer data processing outside of tightly defined system perimeters (eg impacting on critical infrastructure), thus enabling a specific multidisciplinary overlap of technical, social and legal aspects in this area.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • make reasoned decisions about the benefits of information technologies;
    • discuss the support of administration and management in the software life-cycle, together with related social and ergonomical issues;
    • use the principles of selected project management techniques in practice;
    • competently communicate in their professional life;
    • actively participate in teamwork;
    • use advanced development tools for enterprise development in real life - specialization Software systems development management;
    • make reasoned decisions about service system design and service system innovation - specialization Service development management;
    • understand advanced concepts in designing, developing, managing and analyzing security systems - specialization Cybersecurity management.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates find employment in companies and organizations of different sizes and orientation, but they also get the motivation and the possibility of basic preparation for their own innovative business. The strong competitive advantage of the program graduates is the ability to solve complex management-related problems of the development of systems and services for which they can use the acquired skills by the study. Their potential is predestined to hold managerial positions, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), project manager, and risk manager. Graduates of the cybersecurity management specialization will find application primarily in companies and institutions that need specialists able to work with relevant coordinating institutions and ensure the management of cybersecurity processes. These are positions as a cybersecurity manager and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

  • Practical Training

    Obligatory part of the study plan is about 600 hours of practice to enable students to gain the necessary practical experience.

  • Goals of Theses

    The goal of Maters's thesis is to demonstrate that student is capable of working on a project of non-trivial size (e.g. to create a useful application, or to formulate and prove advanced mathematical thesis), as well as to demonstrate the capability of presentation and positioning of the results in the context of actual state-of-the-art in the field. Bachelor's thesis is expected to be written in Czech, Slovak or English language. Expected structure of the work includes declaration of the author about the thesis being a school work, declaration of authorship, contents, the proper text, and references. Minimal expected scope of the work is 40 regular pages of the proper text (including illustrations).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the studies, it is possible to continue in doctoral degree programme at the faculty (after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
RNDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

300
estimated number of admitted
91
number of active students

Faculty of Informatics
Programme guaranteed by
Programme guarantor