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Master in Information Management

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2007/2008.

The MGI program is not accepting new students after 2006/07. It has been substituted by the new Master in Information Science.

About the Course

The course includes:
The taught part - covering two semesters with eight compulsory subjects and four optional subjects chosen among eight;
Dissertation - an original research supervised by a professor, to be concluded within a year after the completion of the taught part.

Qualifications for Admissions

Engineers, managers and economists that face information as a key organizational resource, consultants in business organizations, directors of computer centers, information or documentation centers and other information professionals.

Course Aims

The course aims to develop professional skills related to the information management function in organizations. Information is assumed as an essential resource to the competitiveness and even survival of organizations: Internal information, needed to monitor organizational performance and external information required to maintain a continuous observation of the context evolution and competitors behavior.

The Information Manager has a fundamental role in the design and implementation of strategic information systems, which sustain the development of the organization.

The MSc. in Information Management is a multidisciplinary programme integrating contributions from Computer Science, Telecommunications, Management and Information Sciences.

Scientifically Areas

Information Sciences, Management, Information Technologies

Programme Profile
1Management Theories Req3
1Information Management Req3
1Information Management Req
Research Methods
1Information Services and Products Req1,5
1Information Systems Analysis Req 1,5
1Computers and Networks Opt1,5
1Information and Society Opt1,5
2Managing and Organizing Req
Information in the Internet
2Decision Support Systems Req3
2Information Storage and Retrieval Req1,5
2Database Systems Opt1,5
2Data Analysis Opt1,5
2Document Analysis Opt1,5
2Scientific and Technical Information Opt1,5
2Business Information Opt1,5
2Multimedia Systems Opt1,5

Note 1: 1 credit = 1hour/weak
Note 2: Req - required; Opt - optional
Note 3: Some lessons are taught in English, others in Portuguese



Usually concentrated in two full days (Monday, Tuesday)


1.250 Euros /year

Numerus clauses

The minimum number of students to set up one specialisation area is 10, and the Number Clausus for each course is 30 students.

Director of Studies

Prof. Manuel Matos

Special collaboration

Prof. Tom D. Wilson (Professor Emeritus, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield)
Dr. David Allen (School of Information Systems, University of Salford)
Dr. Mark Sanderson (Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield)


Rosário Rebelo
Tel.: +351 22 508 1870 - Fax: +351 22 508 1443
E-mail: rrebelo@fe.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 4491
Director: Manuel Matos
Acronym: MGI
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 1997/1998
End: 2008/2009
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan


  • Information Management ( national credits)
  • Information Management ( national credits)
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