Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.
focus and disciplines
The Master’s teaches you how to help organizations improve their business and solve complex problems. You will work on these solutions in a challenging, high-tech environment by combining state-of-the-art theory with practical application.
You will take core courses in Accounting & Financial Management, Managing Change & Human Resources, Global Strategy & Marketing and Management of Organization, Operations and Technological Innovation.
In addition to these core courses, you can choose to explore different profiles, each with its own individual range of career prospects. As a student, this gives you unrivalled flexibility and an extensive choice of courses. In your preparations for a professional career, your focus will be on one of the profiles.
Research and profile
This programme is directly related to the Business Administration research departments. We offer the following profiles:
Why study Business Administration at the University of Twente?
The combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, the cross-disciplinary perspective and the business-context focus are important characteristics of the programme. You’ll get the best of both worlds: highly relevant core knowledge across the broad spectrum of the business world and focused expertise in your chosen profile.
The programme is characterized by:
A choice of different profiles, providing unrivalled flexibility and a wide selection of courses;
A low teacher-student ratio, facilitating tailored feedback and encouraging you in your personal development;
The combination of academic rigour and practical relevance;
A focus on the international context of global business;
Manageable study load: the programme is divided into half semesters (quarters) and combines lectures & tutorials;
A design approach to devising business solutions;
Cross-disciplinary perspective that approaches topics from various academic angles;
International orientation and students from different backgrounds;
A wonderful green campus that provides an ideal study environment.
Difference between Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and Management
Business Administration focuses on the broad range of business activities and business processes, including areas such as human resource management and finance. Its scope encompasses global corporations and worldwide negotiations, giving it a strong international focus. In contrast, the programme in Industrial Engineering and Management has a more technical focus and involves more mathematical and logistic subjects.
Organizations are keen to find talented people with the right know-how to tackle complex global problems and successfully implement and manage new strategies and business processes.
As a graduate of the Master’s in Business Administration, you’ll be a specialist who is fully capable of independently analysing issues of management and administration in a wide range of organizations.
Our graduates are also engaged in devising solutions to challenges in a variety of social and market sectors. They are uniquely able to create and apply new developments, both individually and in a group context, for the benefit of a wide range of organizations. You could embark on a career in consultancy, industry or with an international organization, for instance Google or Deloitte.
The Master’s programme in Business Administration is only available on a full-time basis.