Maximise business performance by aligning IT with business processes, strategies and missions.
In today’s digital economy, Information Technology (IT) is a vital part of any successful business strategy. Businesses are continuously looking for ways to effectively implement and innovate IT systems in order to achieve business objectives, especially since business processes are becoming increasingly complex. So, what does it take to perfectly align IT systems with these processes? And how can you design such innovative IT architectures, while taking into account requirements regarding performance, system integration and security? The specialisation in Enterprise Architecture & IT Management focuses on the overall management and design of business and IT solutions within organisations.
In this specialisation, you will get familiar with business processes, strategies and missions and explore how they can be effectively supported by IT. Whether you are dealing with the implementation of new IT systems within a company, the integration of multiple IT architectures after a merger or the alignment of IT across supply chains, you will analyse and solve complex problems using business information systems. With your understanding of state-of-the-art theories and modelling languages, you will learn to design enterprise architectures and steer change processes.
Moreover, you will learn how to build business strategies using IT and develop management and decision-making skills. You can pinpoint exactly when to switch to a new IT system, the requirements that such a system must meet, which server(s) to use, the number of software engineers that are needed or the training that employees need to be able to adequately use a system. Additionally, you will gain expertise in how IT enables businesses to serve customers online and get insights into the governance of enterprise security. Throughout the programme, you will combine in-depth scientific insights with a hands-on approach to business cases presented by interesting companies.
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge and skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.