Business & IT

High-quality programme combining Computer Science and Business Administration

The Bachelor’s programme Business & IT at the University of Twente is unique in its structure and content. It is the only university-level degree in IT and management that is made up of two full courses: the University of Twente offers high-quality education both in business administration and computer science. You work closely together with students from other programmes such as Technical Computer Science, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and Management.

Here are some factors that make the Bachelor’s degree Business & IT at the University of Twente special:

  • You will work with practical and real-life case studies
  • You will learn to speak a manager and IT specialist's language
  • Business & IT graduates are skilled in more than just technology
  • Business & IT graduates are in high demand so you will have excellent job prospects

more than just Theory 

An important part of the programme is understanding how IT can improve cooperation between businesses. At the UT, you get to work on up-to-date, specific case studies dealing with information technology and the business world from day one. As a Business & IT specialist, you will be able to analyse business-to-business collaboration and map the processes and data exchanges involved. You will learn all of this during practical projects covering themes such as the introduction of a public transport chip card (‘OV-chipkaart’ in Dutch), in which all the national and regional public transport operators in the Netherlands work together.

This Bachelor’s programme is squarely grounded in professional practice and in touch with the business world. You will notice this not only during the many projects and assignments, but also in the fact that you will regularly attend lectures given by guest speakers from the field. You will also spend a lot of time working on practical projects. All in all, you will rub shoulders quite intensively during this course with businesses and (semi-)government companies, such as banks, consultancy agencies and hospitals.  

Smart solutions

Developing and implementing IT systems in companies is the focal point of Business & IT. How can you develop and introduce IT systems in such a way that both the business and its customers will benefit? How can IT help a manager make better decisions? You will study examples of automation projects that have succeeded or failed, thus learning what it takes to be successful in this field. Take the Netherlands’ events and media company ID&T, for instance: this firm manages in no time to sell all of the tickets for big events like Sensation and Mysteryland. How do they successfully use social media to achieve this?

You will also learn how to programme, but you will not end up as a programmer. You will know what challenges the manager of a purchasing division faces, without wanting to be a purchasing manager yourself. Above all, you will be a bridge builder. You will know how to solve automation problems in large companies and how best to implement processes. You will be skilled in connecting the dots, as you will speak the languages of IT professionals and managers alike. In order to put forward smart solutions tailored to the specific needs of that one organization, you will have to be at home in many different markets, which means being able to successfully collaborate with people representing other disciplines.

More than just technology

Being able to successfully collaborate with people from other disciplines is important, which is why Business & IT links technical areas with business administration and social aspects. As a student of Business & IT, you enjoy being around people and function well in a team setting. It’s no wonder people who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business & IT at the University of Twente are in high demand in the job market and earn good salaries! There is a great need for social automation specialists who are proficient in more than just technology.

Are you a potential bridge builder?

Does linking IT and management in your studies sound interesting to you? Do you want to have a coordinating role within a company and be the one who proposes solutions to a problem? Do you want to gain knowledge in more areas than just information technology or business administration? Then this three-year programme will fit you like a glove. It will give you a good foundation for managing information technology within any organization.

During the programme you will have plenty of contact with the business world, as we maintain close ties with it. You will work on numerous practice-orientated challenges. As for your international ambitions, this Bachelor’s programme also offers you the possibility of doing a minor abroad. A Bachelor's degree in Business & IT will open the doors to an interesting and exciting future. The career possibilities are excellent: with Business & IT you will quickly find a good job. And you have a vast amount of directions to choose from as far as further education goes.

Are you searching for a challenging degree that will equip you to offer real solutions to a company? Then we are in search of you. Allow yourself to be convinced by being a Student for a Day.

I want to bridge the gap between management and IT.Victoria Lapshyna

Interested in this programme?

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