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MSc

Master's programme business administration

The one-year Master’s in Business Administration is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September or February. You can start the pre-master's programme in September or February. Read more about the Master's programme, our double degree options, the pre-Master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career prospects.

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Master's Open Day Business Administration

Visit our Master's open day on Wednesday 19 November and check out the programme.

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.

Career prospects

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.

Full-time

The Master’s programme in Business Administration is only available on a full-time basis.

MORE INFORMATION

Would you like to know more about the Master's programme Business Administration? Check out the study programme, eligibility criteria and career prospects. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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MSc
Business Administration
1 yr
Full-time
EN
Msc
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