Career Prospects

On the one hand, graduates from this Master will have sufficient knowledge in informatics to be able to interact with the IT department of an organization. This includes a profound understanding of the technical issues involved, the evaluation of technical proposals, and the ability to articulate possible solutions to the organization or customer. On the other hand, they also understand the tactical and strategic use of IT to enhance the efficiency of an organization and know how to explain the requirement of the users in terms that can be understood by the IT department or client.

The primary labour market for the graduates of the programme is found in medium to large companies as well as the public sector, both in Switzerland and abroad. Most companies struggle with integrating IT in the organization and there is a great need for people who can be the interface between the technical and organizational parts of a company. Potential job profiles range from project management to consulting and include areas such as evaluating the benefit and managing the introduction of a new technology into an organization, designing and implementing small and large scale IT systems, and consulting companies and customers regarding the requirements and the limitations of IT systems.

Employability Data

  • Employed                           95.1%
  • Average Time to Job         2.2 months
    (78% within 3 months: 51% before graduation)


Place of work %


  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Cantons



Italy 18
Other Countries 5


Industries (main) %
Informatics, Techonology, Web 51.4
Educational, Research institutions 10
Banking, Finance, Insurance services, Accounting 7.1
Telecommunication 4.4
All others (<3%) 27.1


Function (main) %
IT and Web Services 27.5
Engineering 26.1
Research 20.3
Consulting 5.8
Entrepreneurship 4.4
All others (<3%) 15.9


The average salary* is 79'200.- CHF.


Source: 2020 USI Master Survey (2015-2019)
*100% gross annual salary in CH