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Master Business Administration


Are you fascinated by the many social and technological changes shaking up consumer expectations, business models, supply chains and entire markets in today’s world? Do you get excited about tackling complex, and often cross-border business challenges in order to make companies futureproof? If so, the Master’s programme Business Administration (BA) at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.

Our one-year Master’s programme (MSc.) in Business Administration is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start both the Master's programme and, as far as necessary, your personalized 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.

We also offer a bachelor's programme (BSc.) in International Business Administration.

Gain in-depth expertise in managing, improving and reengineering business

The 1-year, English-taught Master’s programme in Business Administration will equip you to help organizations solve complex problems and improve their economic, social and sustainability performance. You will gain in-depth expertise in the principles involved in managing and improving businesses and supply chains, and adapting them to changing conditions and expectations. At the same time, you will benefit from world-class research facilities and a broad, vibrant international business network.


Get specialized in one of our seven tracks

One of the benefits of taking our Master’s in BA is that it offers you the opportunity to pursue specializations at a level you will not easily find elsewhere. The specialization you choose will be explicitly mentioned on your Master of Science diploma supplement and employers in industry will attach a lot of value to your specialized expertise. 

At the same time, you will meet all the requirements of a qualified Business Administrator and be equipped to enter any area of business. The only exception to this rule is our Financial Management track: if you want a to pursue a career in financial management, we strongly advise you to take this specialization. 

Our BA Master’s programme offers seven specialization tracks:

Get two master degrees 

If you’re eager to deepen your knowledge and extend your expertise beyond the regular Master’s programme, we offer double diploma programmes for a number of tracks, with our partner universities in Berlin, Germany, in L’Aquila, Italy and in Lappeenranta, Finland. Double degree programmes take two years and upon successful completion, you will earn two Master of Science degrees. 

Four features that make this programme stand out from other business programmes

You can get a Master’s degree in Business Administration or other similar fields at many universities, both worldwide and here in the Netherlands. Here are four reasons for choosing the BA programme at the University of Twente above others:

  • 1. Experience robust professional and personal growth

    As a relatively small Master’s programme with a low student-teacher ratio, we offer an informal atmosphere in combination with a strong commitment and educational methods geared to your professional as well as your personal growth. Our aim is to help you become not only a knowledgeable, skilled business administrator, but also to develop a clear sense of your own potential and of your position as a global citizen. Our strong international profile will uniquely prepare you for an international, cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary career.

  • 2. Keep in step with the business value of the latest technologies

    Studying at a leading university of technology, you will naturally familiarize yourself with the business potential of the latest science and technologies, while also adding many talented tech specialists to your network. 

  • 3. Choose from specializations you will not easily find elsewhere

    Several of our six BA tracks are so specialized that you will not easily find anything similar elsewhere in the world. For example, in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy track you will tap into to our leading research on these topics at the UT’s NIKOS centre (Netherlands Institute for Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship), one of the first academic centres for entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. And our Purchasing & Supply Management specialization is one of only five Master’s tracks in the world in this specialized, highly relevant field. 

  • 4. Get inspired by a university acclaimed for its societal impact and entrepreneurial spirit

    The UT was acclaimed as the most entrepreneurial university in 2019 (for the fourth consecutive year), the best university of technology and the university with the highest societal impact in the Netherlands. In the overall ranking we joined our country’s top three universities. Internationally, we are also recognized as a leading university. Not only will you benefit from our campus’ world-class facilities, but also from our pioneering, cross-disciplinary research in many fields. At the UT you will develop an entrepreneurial, innovation-sensitive approach to complex business challenges.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Business Administration
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Behavioural Management and Social sciences
1 year
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
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