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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. 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.


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.

Research and specialization

In addition to core business courses, you will choose between five profiles: Human Resource Management, Service & Change Management, Financial Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Information Management. This gives you unrivalled flexibility in your studies.

Why opt for Business Administration at the University of Twente?

The programme features academic rigour, practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a business-context focus. You’ll get the best of both worlds: highly relevant core knowledge focused on the broad scope of the business world and focused expertise in your chosen profile.

Career prospects

Organizations are keen to find talented people with the right know-how to tackle complex problems and successfully implement new strategies and business processes. You could embark on a career in consultancy, industry or with an international organization.

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.


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


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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