BETA 26% Read here about our new websites.
••• MENU
Business Administration

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 both the master's programme and 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.

Start your application

Check the application deadlines and start your application now. If you need help with anything, please contact us or chat with us (bottom right corner).

looking to obtain a bachelor's degree in Business Administration?

Please visit the website of the BSc International Business Administration programme at the University of Twente.

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 the international fields of accounting & finance, human resource management and change leadership, strategy & marketing and organization, innovation and entrepreneurship.

In addition to these core courses, via an extensive range of electives you can choose to further explore and specialize in the eight fields in which our Twente Business Administration department chairs excel. Each of these ‘High Tech Human Touch’ domains is linked with its own individual range of career prospects. As a student, this gives you unrivalled flexibility and an extensive choice of courses.

The fields of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, HRM and Purchasing and Supply Management offer even more possibilities for deepening your knowledge and extending your expertise via double diploma’s with partners in Berlin, Paris and Lappeenranta (Finland), respectively. 


This programme is directly related to the Business Administration research departments. The Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Twente offers electives in the following eight domains:

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.

Are you interested in working on complex business problems in a challenging, innovative and technical environment? Then, the multidisciplinary, highly entrepreneurial and internationally oriented master of Business Administration at the University of Twente (UT) might be perfect for you!  HIGH TECH HUMAN TOUCH. 

The programme is characterized by:

  • A wide choice of electives offered by our renowned Twente Business Administration departments and chairs, providing unrivalled flexibility and oppurtunities for in-depth specialization;
  • 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 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 innovative and entrepreneurial business activities and managing and organizing business processes and information, including areas such as human resources, finance, marketing, strategy and change management. 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 analyzing 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.


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.


Business Administration
1 yr
en 100%
Starting date
1 September 2015
1 February 2016
1 September 2016
Double degree (optional)
Certification: MSc
Part-time programme available
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
EPAS Accreditation
19 November 2015
Master's Open Day
Want to visit our Master's Open Day? You can't register yet, but we'll let you know when you can!

We'll let you know

You'll receive a message from us once you can register for the Master's Open Day!

An error occurred, please try again later

Information request
[naam], click the download button to download the brochure
Hi [naam], do you want to download this brochure too?
Sign up now
Student for a day

Sign up for a Student for a Day and experience what studying at the University of Twente is all about!

Sign up now
Chat offline (info)