Full form of studies, duration is 2 years, PROFESSIONAL MASTER degree in Information Technology - Information Technology Project Manager qualification.
About the programme
The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Management of Information Technology projects.
After obtaining Professional Master’s degree graduates can work in organizations that carry out software development, deployment, maintenance, providing information technology consulting and information systems audit. Graduates can continue their education in Liepaja University doctoral "E-learning technology and management" study programme or in other Latvian universities or abroad.
Assessment of students’ knowledge is a continuous process, which lasts during the whole semester and it is done on the basis of independent assignments and tests, as well as passing credit tests and examinations twice a year. During the semester each course envisages several independent assignments – practical and laboratory works, tests and reports. At the end of each course students pass a written or oral examination or a credit test. In some courses, during which both lectures and laboratory works are planned, students take both a credit test and an examination. Assessment is made by a ten-point scale or with the help of a credit test.
The student receives professional qualification of the professional Master degree, when he has fully acquired the study programme, has obtained practical skills during implementation of qualification and Master practices, has elaborated and successfully defended the diploma project and the master paper.
Information technology project manager acquires knowledge and skills, which are necessary for elaboration and introduction of the necessary software, planning, organizing and monitoring of maintenance projects, as well as for implementation of information technology consultations or system audit projects, and management according to the branch standards and quality requirements.
The size of the Professional Master’s study programme is 132 ECTS (88 CP) for 2 years.
The study programme A PART is formed by General education courses in the volume of 36 ECTS.
General education courses (36 ECTS): Study Project (IT project planning), General Quality Management, Project Management and Modelling of Business Processes, Latvian Language I, II.
The study program B PART is created by branch professional specialization courses in the volume of 96 ECTS.
IT project management: Business Intelligence, Finansial Management, Human Resource Management, Study project (IT project implementation). Qualification practice I, II, Research practice.
Master thesis: 30 ECTS
Methods of teaching and learning
Acquisition of the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.
During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present a term paper and the Master paper.
During the studies students have 2 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards.
Minimum IELTS (6).