Programme Structure

Why Business Administration at the University of Twente?

There are many business-related degree programmes in the Netherlands and elsewhere, both at universities and at universities of applied sciences (Dutch ‘hbo’ institutes). What sets the University of Twente’s programme in Business Administration apart from all the others?

High tech human touch

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

Combining state-of-the-art theory and practice

At the University of Twente, you will not simply be inundated with theories, but you will also learn how to apply them to problems in real-life practice. Many of the courses involve working on genuine business challenges and designing solutions to real problems that companies are facing.

Many options to choose from

The Business Administration programme offers a comprehensive range of programme-related elective courses for you to choose from. You will choose a project for your Master’s thesis related to each of the eight high tech human touch business administration fields our departments excel in. Our multidisciplinary approach will provide you with knowledge of the broad field of business processes and activities, while your chosen package of courses will imbue you with unrivalled expertise, making you a true specialist.

Low student-teacher ratio and emphasis on personal development

The programme features an informal atmosphere with plenty of contact between lecturers and students. For example, it is easy to ask questions about an assignment outside of your regular contact hours. Excellent student guidance is available to help you make the right choices during your programme. The study counsellor of the Business Administration programme is always available to assist. The study load is rigorous but manageable: the programme is divided into half semesters (quarters) and combines lectures and tutorials.

High-quality programme

Our Master’s in Business Administration programme has been accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders). This means that the programme meets all national and international higher-education standards. Your Master’s degree will therefore be recognized worldwide. We have also received the prestigious EPAS accreditation in recognition of our programme’s international perspective and high academic quality.

The University of Twente environment

Enterprising
The University of Twente is a decidedly entrepreneurial university. In 2013 we were named the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, a place where ambitious students have the opportunity to start their own business while still studying.


A great green campus
The University of Twente is the only true campus university in the Netherlands. Its wonderful, green campus has everything you need within walking distance: housing, academic facilities, sporting venues and cultural amenities. There are many student associations that organize lots of fun and educational activities. Interested in the campus? Take our digital campus tour or watch the Campus video:


Living in Enschede
The University of Twente is located in the beautiful city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. The lively city centre is very popular among students: you will always meet some friends in one of the many restaurants, cafes, or pubs around Market Square. Last but not least, finding affordable housing is much easier in Enschede than in other university cities.

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