Study programme 2016-2017

Composition of the programme

Source: Programme-specific appendix to the TER 2016-2017

7-12-2016

Table 1 (subdivided in 1A till and included 1H) shows the units of study (courses) making up the MSc programme in Business Administration and the study load in EC (1 EC = 28 hours) per unit. The periods in which these units of study are offered are marked by Q1 up to Q4 (Q=Quartile). The tables represent the regular curriculum (Table 1A, 1B, 1C), the double degree programme organized with Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) (Table 1E, 1F) and the double degree programme organized with Technical University of Berlin (TUB) (Table 1G, 1H). (Table 1D is left out for more clarity towards prior draft versions of the study programme.)

Tables 1A – 1C represent the standard, single diploma curriculum for University of Twente students who start their Master’s programme in September 2016 or February 2017. In this standard curriculum (Table 1B) students will take core courses (3 x 5 EC) developed in line with the three roles the programme prepares students for: designer, researcher, and organizer (see Intended Learning Outcomes). Students can choose for their elective space in the programme (4 x 5EC) four electives, three of which must be from the Specialization Track (the MScBA Specialization Tracks are listed in section 4d; the electives are listed in Table 1C). The fourth elective can also be from the Specialization Track (if available), but essentially can be a free choice also from one of the other Tracks. A course from another programme can be chosen, if the course fits the programme goals and content, to be assessed by the Programme Director and the track coordinator. By choosing a specialization track and carrying out a Master’s project in the same field, the student can set a distinctive profile for himself within the programme. For a schematic overview of the programme requirements, please see Table 1A.

Tables 1E, 1F, 1G, and 1H show the University of Twente’s BA curriculum for students who opt for deepening their knowledge and extending their expertise via a double-diploma with one of the partners in other European countries. In this case the programme is geared content-wise to the distinctive profile of the partner in question: to Supply Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, and to Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the partner department at TU Berlin (see section 4c). This allows for a two-way interchange of students, which is to say that the programmes presented in these tables (1E-1H) are also valid for students from the partner department at TU Berlin and Lappeenranta University of Technology who enroll in the Twente Business Administration programme in order to obtain a double diploma. In both cases a limited number of electives are offered to fill in the elective space.

Requirements for diploma

Table 1A shows the requirements students need to meet to successfully earn the MSc in Business Administration diploma.

Table 1A: Summary of programme requirements MSc BA

Requirement

EC’s

Courses

See Table

Core courses

15

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design (201600002)

Business Research (201500082)

Finance & Corporate Governance (201600010)

Table 1B

Track-specific courses

15

One of five tracks. Courses that can be followed as track-specific are listed in Table 1C per track.

Table 1C

Elective course

5

One elective course, e.g. fourth track-specific course or Change Management & Consultancy, or any other from Table 1C*.

Table 1C

(under conditions Table 1 in total, see *)

Master thesis

25

Master Thesis BA Part 1 (201500101)

Master Thesis BA Part 2 (201500102)

 

* All courses listed in Table 1C can be followed to meet this requirement. For elective courses that are not mentioned in Table 1C, explicit approval of the programme director and track coordinator is needed.

Table 1B: Curriculum MSc in Business Administration (September 2016 and February 2017 intake, please note the quartile in final column for the courses to take in 2016-2017)

Course code

Course name

EC

Quartile

201600002

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design

5

Q1

 

Elective**

5

Q1/Q3

 

Elective**

5

Q1/Q3

 

 

 

 

201500082

Business Research

5

Q2/Q4

201500101

Master’s thesis BA (part 1)

10

Q2/Q4

 

 

 

 

201600010

Finance & Corporate Governance

5

Q3

 

Elective**

5

Q3/Q1

 

Elective**

5

Q3/Q1

 

 

 

 

201500102

Master's thesis BA (part 2)

15

Q4/Q2

Total EC

 

60

 

** In the Academic year 2017/2018 in principle the same electives will be offered per Specialisation Track as mentioned in the Table 1C. The programme will timely communicate transition rules should any changes occur.

Table 1C: List of Electives 2016-2017. Students choose at least 3 electives from their Specialization Track.

The diploma supplement that students receive upon completion of the programme will mention the specialization track. The diploma itself will mention the MSc title and the name of the full programme: Business Administration.

Course code

Course name

EC

Quartile

Track: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy

201600011

International Entrepreneurship – a Strategic Technology perspective

5

Q1

201600012

Management and Governance of Innovation and Creativity

5

Q1

201600015

Strategic Technology Management and Innovation

5

Q3

201600155

Global Strategy and Business Development

5

Q3

 

Track: Strategic Marketing and Business Information

192350200

E-Strategizing

5

Q1

201500081

Business-to-Business Marketing

5

Q1

201500080

Advanced topics in Digital Marketing

5

Q1/Q3

201500147

IT-based Knowledge Management for Business Innovation

5

Q3

 

 

 

 

Track: Purchasing and Supply Management

201500091

Purchasing Strategy and Systems

5

Q1

191820160

201500081

Purchasing Management

(only for those who did not do SUM (201400109))

Or

Business-to-Business Marketing

5

Q1

201500085

Global Sourcing and Organization

5

Q3

201600014

Seminar Purchasing

5

Q3

 

Track: Human Resource Management

201500092

Strategic HR Analytics

5

Q 1

201500086

Global Talent Management

5

Q1

201500087

HRM and Innovation

5

Q3

201500088

HRM and Technology Design

5

Q3

 

Track: Financial Management

194110070

Corporate Finance (for BA)

5

Q1

201600013

Investments & Risk Management

5

Q1

201000087

Entrepreneurial Finance

5

Q3

 

Strengthen your profile: Change Management

Not track specific, but can be used by all students to strengthen their profile, as long as all programme requirements are met (see Table 1B)

201500083

Change Management and Consultancy

5

Q1

Double degree programmes

We offer Double Degree programmes with partner universities. These programmes are established with the partner universities after comparison of the programmes that students need to follow. Two Double Degree programmes are agreed upon and are stated in the Tables 1E-1H. When new Double Degree programmes are developed, these will be based on the programme comparison against the Intended Learning Outcomes (see Table 2) and on the format of the programmes stated below. Therefore (future) Double Degree programmes may deviate from the format of Tables 1A and 1B, as to be decided by the programme director.

Table 1E: Curriculum for UT students going to LUT for MSc-MSM double diploma in January/February 2017 / LUT students coming to UT September 2016,.

The diploma supplement that students receive upon completion of the programme will mention the specialization track: ‘Purchasing and Supply Management’.

Course code

Course name

EC

Q1

 

 

201600002

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design

5

201500091

Purchasing Strategy & Systems

5

201500081

Business-to-Business Marketing

5

Q2

 

 

201000087

Entrepreneurial Finance

5

201100054

Supply Chain Management and Innovation

5

 

Elective

5

Upon return

 

 

201400018

Master class BA

5

194100040

Master's thesis

25

Total EC

 

60

Table 1F: 2016-2017 Electives LUT double diploma programme

Course code

Course name

EC

Q2

Choose 1 of the following Q2 courses:

 

201100051

Information Services

5

194108040

Business Development in a Network Perspective

5

191864610

Organization and Strategy

5

Table 1G: Curriculum for TUB students coming to UT September 2016 / UT students started September 2016 and going to Berlin for MScIME double diploma in April 2017

The diploma supplement that students receive upon completion of the programme will mention the specialization track: ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy’.

Course code

Course name

EC

Q1

 

 

201600002

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design

5

201600011

International Entrepreneurship – A Strategic Technology Perspective

5

 

Elective

5

Q2

 

 

201000087

Entrepreneurial Finance

5

194108040

Business Development in a Network Perspective

5

 

Elective

5

Q3/Q4 (TUB) or

Upon return (UT)

 

 

201400018

Master class BA

5

194100040

Master's thesis

25

Total EC

 

60

Table 1H: Electives MSc-IME double diploma programme

Course code

Course name

EC

Q1

 

 

Free: any other elective from the Q1 list

5

 

 

 

Q2

Choose 1 of the following Q2 courses:

 

201100051

Information Services

5

201100054

Supply Chain Management and Innovation

5

191864610

Organization & Strategy

5

Content of practical exercises

The Master's thesis (or Master’s project or Master’s assignment) is not supervised by a single responsible instructor; instead, a Master's committee of two examiners is formed for each individual assignment (for rules on examiners, please see Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board and the Thesis Manual). The Master's thesis is an individual project, and is evaluated on an individual basis. The Master's thesis tests the student's competence in the integrated application of the knowledge, comprehension and skills covered in the study units. In the (Appendix B of the) MSc BA Thesis Student Manual the thesis assessment matrix is included with all assessment criteria.

A special regulation on the duration, procedures in case of major problems, and termination of the Master’s thesis is included in section 6b. below. Additional rules and regulations are stipulated in the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board. More practical information on the Master's assignment is available in the Master's thesis manual, which can be found through the Blackboard site of the Master’s assignment BA and via www.utwente.nl/BA/Master.

Transition rules

All transition rules are mentioned in section 5 of the programme specific TER (and are repeated here below, but please mind that the TER is leading).

Individual Learning Agreements

At the start of their programme all students participating in the programmes mentioned in section 1 should fill in an ‘Individual Learning Agreement’ (ILA) via an online tool. The ILA includes their choice of Specialisation Track, electives and requires a study plan, about which students can consult the study advisor. The ILA deadline is within two weeks (10 working days) after the formal starting moment of the student’s first quartile. In this ILA the students’ individual programme is documented in terms of Table 1A-1H (section 1). Deviations from Table 1A-1H can only be documented in an ILA after approval from the Programme Director. The Programme Director will assess this based on the ILO’s and fit with programme goals and content. Any request to change the ILA after the deadline should be addressed to the Programme Director and needs a positive advice from the study advisor.

Transitional arrangements

Source: Programme-specific appendix to the TER 2016-2017

All students starting per September 2016 and February 2017 need to follow the study programme as described in section 1. These transitional arrangements are for those students who started their study programme in previous academic years. See also transitional arrangements in ‘Programme-specific appendix to the TER 2015-2016’ and before. These transitional arrangements from prior academic years may be applied to all students started before September 2016.

Please see section 1 of this document to check in which quartile (replacement) courses mentioned in this transitional arrangements will be given in academic year 2016-2017.

For all questions regarding study planning, please contact your study advisor!

General MSc BA

One major change is implemented in the MSc BA study programme per September 2016. The number of core courses is changed to three, and the number of electives is changed to four. All students from prior intakes/ cohorts are obliged to follow the study programme from their intake/cohort, which means they have to take the five prescribed core courses, complemented with the electives and master thesis. For students from prior cohorts that have special circumstances the programme management can decide, after consulting the study advisor, to grant that student’s request to be transferred to the new study programme structure .

Elective courses given for the last time in 2015-2016

The following courses were electives in 2015-2016, but will be no longer given in 2016-2017. In principle any other elective course can be chosen instead of these courses. In brackets is the content-wise most related course given this academic year.

- Entrepreneurial Leadership, 201500084 (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design, 201600002);

- Innovation and Technology Dynamics, 194111500 (Management and Governance of Innovation and Creativity, 201600012);

- Principles of Entrepreneurship, 194108030 (International Entrepreneurship – a Strategic Technology perspective, 201600011);

- Public Procurement, 201500090 (Seminar Purchasing, 201600014);

- Risk Management for BA, 201000234 (Investments and Risk Management, 201600013).

The following course is no longer part of the educational programme of MSc Business Administration per September 2016, however this course is still given in other educational programmes (at least in 2016-2017) and therefore this course can still be finalized in 2016-2017:

- Implementation of IT in Organizations, 192340101.

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design (201600002)

Only after explicit approval of the Programme Director with a positive advice of the study advisor, and formalized in the Individual Learning Agreement, this course can be replaced by HRM and Technology Design (201500088).

Management, Organization, Operations, Technology & Innovation (MOOTI - 201300075)

This course will not be scheduled from the academic year 2016-2017. This is communicated early in the academic year 2015-2016, in which the course was given for the last time with two test options. Instead, students have the opportunity to take one final exam in quartile 1, in accordance to article 4.5.3 of the ‘Teaching and Examination Regulations for Master programmes BMS’.

Instead of MOOTI students can take:

- Strategic Technology Management and Innovation (201600015).

Global Strategy and Marketing

This course will not be scheduled from the academic year 2016-2017. Students have the opportunity to take one final exam in quartile 3, in accordance to article 4.5.3 of the ‘Teaching and Examination Regulations for Master programmes BMS’.

Instead of Global Strategy and Marketing students can take:

- Global Strategy and Business Development (201600155).

Study programme for those students that started per February 2016

The students that started per February 2016, have to follow the study programme as stated in the next Table, in alignment with the Teaching and Exam Regulations, programme specific part of 2015-2016. That means that for the academic year 2016-2017, the second part of the curriculum is still to be fulfilled. The programme for the first semester in 2016-2017 is the same as mentioned in the Table. For those courses that were planned for academic year 2015-2016 transitional rules will apply, see table for course specific transition rules and the transition rules mentioned above in this section.

Curriculum MSc in Business Administration, started February ‘16. The text stricken was given in the past academic year, for some courses for the final time. See above for transitional rules per course for quartile 3 and between brackets below.

Course code

Course name (transition rule per course between brackets)

EC

Alternative(s) allowed

(to strengthen profile or for flexible planning)

Q3

 

 

 

201300075

MOOTI (Management, Organization, Operations, Technology & Innovation)

(Exam in 2016-2017, Q1)

5

 

201200010

Global Strategy & Marketing

(Exam in 2016-2017, Q3)

5

201500092 Strategic HR Analytics (Q1), or

201500091 Purchasing Strategy & Systems (Q1)

 

Elective

5

 

Q4

 

 

 

201500082

Business Research

5

 

201500101

Master Thesis BA Part 1

10

 

Q1 ’16-/17

 

 

 

201200008

Accounting & Financial Management

5

201000087 Entrepreneurial Finance (Q3)

201500086

Global Talent Management

5

201500083 Change Management and Consultancy (Q1)

 

Elective

5

 

Q2 ’16-/17

 

 

 

201500102

Master Thesis BA Part 2

15