Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master's programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings allow you to follow lectures with current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and decide whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Next appointment: 16.05.2023.
Registration is closed.



Room A32
Red Building

Business Dynamics

Why do so many business strategies fail? Why do so many others fail to produce lasting results? Why do many businesses suffer from periodic crises, fluctuating sales, earnings, and morale? Why do some firms grow while others stagnate? How do once-dominant firms lose their competitive edge? How can a firm identify and design high-leverage policies, policies that are not thwarted by unanticipated side effects? Accelerating economic, technological, social, and environmental change challenges managers to learn at increasing rates. We must increasingly learn how to design and manage complex systems with multiple feedback effects, long delays, and nonlinear responses to our decisions. Yet learning in such environments is difficult precisely because we never confront many of the consequences of our most important decisions. Effective learning in such environments requires methods to develop systems thinking, to represent and assess such dynamic complexity – and tools managers can use to accelerate learning throughout an organization.

Room C1.05
East Campus

Software Quality and Testing

This course is about methodologies, techniques and tools to check the quality of software systems, identify and remove faults. Students learn methodologies, approaches and techniques to check the quality of complex software systems. Students see the different approaches to testing and analysis and understand the interplay of testing and analysis within the software development process.

Room C1.05
East Campus

Information Security

The class exposes students to the fundamental concepts of cryptography, network security, and computer security. The growing importance of networks and distributed systems, and their use to support safety-critical applications, has made information security a central issue for systems today. The class centers on two main parts: security foundations (which includes security terminology, core cryptographic principles, and secure protocols) and applied security (which discusses network security, computer security, software security, and web security). Students learn to critically assess the security properties of a system and make informed decisions about implementing secure processes. Many classes feature in-class labs where students are asked to implement a cryptographic primitive, a secure protocol, or attack a vulnerable system.

Room 253
Main Building

Operations Management

In these challenging time any organization in order to be  more competitive needs the implementation of Lean Thinking, Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement strategies in all sectors. 

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a methodology that relies on collaborative team efforts to improve performances, reduce process defects and waste, while providing a framework for overall organizational cultural change toward continuous improvement.

LSS, as an industry-agnostic methodology, provides tools and techniques that are applied in sectors like aerospace, electronics, telecom, banking, financial, educational services, IT, HR, marketing and sales departments etc. 

The course discusses and presents LSS scientific quality management tools and principles and their organizational implications relying on the knowledge of probability and statistics. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification level of knowledge will be required to pass the exam.

For the statistical tools professional tools like Ellistat and  R + R Studio are briefly presented.