Career Perspectives

After successful completion of the IMSE program, you will be awarded with the following three internationally recognized Master degrees with a concentration in Services Science:

  • MSc Information Management from Tilburg University
  • MSc Information Technology from University of Stuttgart
  • MSc Computer Science from University of Crete

The IMSE program prepares students with a Bachelor’s degree in either business and/or information technology (computer/information science) to become new service engineers at the intersection of software service systems and business process management by placing emphasis on the international business context of their work.  In particular IMSE prepares you for a job as:

  • Project Managers in International projects on the implementation, roll-out and management of (software) service systems;
  • Software (Cloud) Service architects: designing the technical infrastructures of service enabled applications
  • Enterprise Architects: architecting and aligning enterprises processes, structure, data and control
  • Entrepreneur: putting innovative new service-centric and/or cloud enabled products on the market (you inventing the a new Facebook or Twitter killing app);
  • Business Process Analysts: analyzing and optimizing end-to-end processes that embody service systems;
  • Web Service (IT) professionals: experts in the development and composition of Web services into enteprise applications.
  • Scientists (PhD program): IMSE graduates are well-prepared to successfully pursue a career in academia

When taking into account the global need for service innovation, we expect that the IMSE graduates will have no problem whatsoever to find suitable jobs inside or outside of Europe. After all, our graduates have acquired expert knowledge at the interface of software service systems and new globe-spanning business processes.


‘While the services market has been booming and still continues to grow despite the economic downturn, the1Papazoglou 6778re is an acute shortage of professionals world-wide with the appropriate skills and background to meet the growing needs of the services sector. The emerging discipline of Service Science tries to capture momentum related to service economy growth, the global need for service innovation, and the accompanying demands for service research and education to deliver a new generation of T-Shaped service professionals.’Prof. Dr. Ir. Michael P. Papazoglou, Professor of Computer Science at Tilburg University and Executive Director of the European Research Institute in Services Science (ERISS)

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