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                           100%
  • Average Time to Job         2.2 months
    (56% within 3 months: 39% before graduation)

 

Place of work

%

Switzerland

  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Cantons

61.6

  • 38.5
  • 23.1

Other Countries

30.8

Italy

7.6

   

Industries (main)

%

Informatics, Technology, Web

57.7

Banking, Finance, Insurance services, Accounting

15.4

Educational, Research institutions

11.5

Naval, Aerospace, Defence

7.7

All others (<4%)

7.6

   

Function (main)

%

IT and Web Services

37.5

Engineering

20.8

Research

16.7

All others (<4%)

25.0

 

Salary
The average salary* is 69'700.- CHF.
*100% gross annual salary in CH

 

Source: 2021 USI Master Survey (Alumni 2020)