For new students

Dear new student to the MSc Business Administration programme and the pre-master for Business Administration programme.

Welcome to the UT and the programme!

For a quick start, please find some important information below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • 1) Where can I find my scheduled lectures?

    You can find all scheduled lectures via: Please login with your student account and select the courses you want to see in the timetable.

  • 2) In the schedule I see locations of the lectures, where can I find these lecture locations?

    You can find the full names of the buildings with the abbreviations from the schedule here The buildings on campus can be found via the map:

  • 3) There are so many (ICT) systems at the UT, is there a manual?

    Yes, there is, it can be found here: Please make sure you select the correct version (MSc version for pre-master and MSc BA programmes).

  • 4) I will shortly start studying at the UT, how can I know what books to buy?

    Please see all information you need as new student via: 

  • 5) Can I work alongside my studies (pre-master or) MSc BA?

    If you are able to work or are otherwise active alongside your studies really depends on the work and your ability to plan; it’s at your own responsibility and risk to plan your work alongside your lectures, group work, and exams. Please keep in mind that we do not facilitate a part time study programme:

    • lectures will be scheduled on every work day;
    • not all lectures are equally planned every week;
    • exams are planned by the Programme and cannot be rescheduled;
    • the study load to successfully complete the courses is approximately 42 hours a week.
  • 6) Can I plan my holiday whenever I like?

    The academic calendar of the UT shows which weeks during the year educational activities are (potentially) scheduled. If you plan your holiday during these weeks, this is at your own risk and responsibility, no educational activities will be re-scheduled because of your holiday. There are plenty of weeks available during the year that are allocated for Holidays, feel free to book your holiday in those weeks.

  • 7) I am not so sure if my English language skills are good enough, what can I do?

    All students need to meet a requirement on English language skills before being admitted to the Programme, so the Programme administration is confident all students are able to study all materials. However, you can always experience a struggle with English skills, in that case you can contact the ‘UT Language Centre’ to see what you can do to improve your English language skills (

  • 8) After my studies I have the ambition to start a successful career, how can I get a head start?

    During your studies you can already do a lot to prepare your future career, next to studying. Of course, content-wise you can choose the specialisation track of your interest, elective course(s) and the topic of your thesis in such a way that you are connected to up-to-date knowledge as wanted by employers. Furthermore, your set of skills can be trained and developed as best suiting your preferred employer and/or type of job. At the UT a lot of connections with future employers can be made, we advise you to check at an early stage of your studies the opportunities via Stress, Bekader, alumni via LinkedIn, Student Union, Bedrijvendagen, etc. Also please check

  • 9) Is there a difference between a MSc in Business Administration programme and a MBA programme?

    The principle distinction between the two programmes is that the MSc in BA programme is an academic, research oriented programme and an MBA programme is more practically oriented towards a specific type of job/ profession. The MSc BA programme builds upon a knowledge and academic base of business administration topical fields, whereas an MBA programme will be based on work experiences as well. A candidate with for example a bachelor degree in Physics and managerial experience can opt for an MBA degree to gain business administration knowledge and skills to learn to become a better manager, whereas the same candidate will not be likely to be admitted to an MSc BA programme. MSc BA students will acquire analytical, theoretical, reflection and critical thinking skills and attitudes and are more trained to become a researcher (more in attitude than as profession), MBA students are more trained to become manager. It is advisable to know what type of programme suits you best before enrolling in an educational programme.