Master Programme of Electronic Government, 120 higher education credits

eGovernment is the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in public administrations combined with organisational change and new skills in order to improve public services and democratic processes. For this, new expertise combining technical, organizational and sociological knowledge is required.

We focus on the key building blocks necessary to harness technology for development: Users, Organization, Technology, and Economy. Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. You become an e-governance expert able to provide the necessary cross-sector integration necessary to manage change in situations with multiple and conflicting interests, including departmental and business interests, regulatory and legal standards and norms, and human and social concerns.

Having successfully graduated from our program, you will have acquired the following competences:

  • You are familiar with the European and global development towards electronic government; legal, social, technical, and organizational aspects.
  • You understand the transformation process government agencies and private businesses are going through.
  • You understand the role of technology in these changes and are able to assess the effectiveness of technology in solving government and governance problems.
  • You are aware of how information is created and used in organizational processes, and how these processes can be managed and improved.

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The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen) or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. The university has to be listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities.

The applicant must have proof of skills in English, the requirement is English course B. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.

Master's level English requirements and exemptions


The places on the programme are distributed primarily to eligible students with one of the following main fields of study in their qualifications: economics, business administration, informatics, computer science, media and communication studies, journalism, statistics, law, sociology, rhetoric, civics, library science or political science.

The places are secondly distributed to other eligible applicants.

Within each selection group, eligible applicants are ranked based on the number of higher education credits in the IT area accumulated up until the last application date.

Application and documentation

Applications can only be made on the online application service.

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Application deadline

January 17th, 2011

Start date

August 29th, 2011

Issuing department

Swedish Business School at Örebro University

Degree awarded

Degree of Master [Two Years] with a major in Informatics

Degree of Master [One Years] with a major in Informatics


For information about the programme, please contact the Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
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If you have questions about the application procedure please submit your question by filling out the online questionnaire.

Updated: 2011-10-11

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