Programme structrure

The Master’s in Business and Information Technology is a two-year programme comprising 120 credits. The entire programme is taught in English and features three specializations and core courses in ICT management, e-commerce, strategy and business process integration. A number of electives are directly linked to ongoing projects in the research groups that contribute to the programme, enabling you to further develop your research skills. Others are career electives, designed to prepare you for a role in industry or in consulting.

The programme will prepare you to occupy a leading position in the field of information systems. Management and IT form the core of your training. You will learn how to integrate and apply your newly acquired knowledge in a broad organizational context, as you develop your communication skills, interpersonal prowess and the ability to work in groups. You will be able to pursue for a successful career, thanks to your extensive knowledge of IT issues and organizational challenges, your critical attitude and your positive disposition towards lifelong learning and innovation.

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Study schedule

The programme is organized in semesters. Each semester contains 20 weeks, and is subdivided in quartiles. The unit of credit is the European Credits (EU). One EC stands for 28 hours of study load. An academic year comprises 60 EC. The whole Masters programme comprises 120 EC.

Year 1

In addition to your first-year courses at the University of Twente, you can also opt to take international courses offered by our international partner networks, including Ercis.org and IS-Link. The Master’s in Business and Information Technology offers you plenty of options to tailor your programme to your own individual ambitions and interests.

Year 2

In addition to second-year courses, you will work on a Master’s thesis project worth 30 credits. Most of our students carry out this project within a business or industrial context. Expert guidance from our academic staff ensures that your project will strike a healthy balance between scientific rigour and practical relevance. You also have the option of engaging in an international project, in which case IT tools such as online video conferencing can be applied to ensure effective collaboration.

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