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During your Master’s in Business Information Technology (BIT), you will collect a total of 120 EC within two years. In addition to the six compulsory courses that form the core of this Master's, you will follow additional courses within the specialisation in Enterprise Architecture & IT Management.

European Credit Transfer System

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work.


Programme structure

Compulsory courses for the Master's

For all Master's students in Business Information Technology

30 EC

Enterprise Security

Empirical and Design Science Foundations

Business Process Integration Lab

Enterprise Architecture

Data Science

Business Case Development for IT-Projects

Specialisation courses

You choose at least four out of six courses of the specialisation Enterprise Architecture & IT Management.

20 EC

Smart Industry


Electronic Commerce

ICT Management

Implementation of IT in organisations

Architecture of Information Systems

Elective courses

You can choose a variety of (pre-approved) courses of the BIT curriculum as well as courses of other master’s at UT. You can also choose to do an internship (worth 20 EC).

30 EC

Examples of pre-approved electives:

Low Code Application Development

Sustainable Business Development

Design of Software Architectures

Management and Governance of Innovation & Creativity

E-health strategies

Purchasing Management


Master’s thesis

Your master’s thesis is worth 30 EC. You will prepare for your thesis during the course Research Topics Business Information Technology, which is worth 10 EC.

40 EC

Research Topics Business Information Technology

Final Project BIT

Total EC

120 EC

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Master's thesis

You will complete your Master’s by writing your master’s thesis. The majority of our students complete their graduation project at an external organisation, either in the Netherlands or abroad. This is a great way for you to combine your in-depth scientific insights with some hands-on, practical experience.

The choice of your thesis topic is largely up to you. You will have the opportunity to contribute to high-end research at UT. Your article might even get published, as proven by the numerous publications of our former students.

Most students use their graduation project as a means of preparing for the field of work they want to enter after graduation; in fact, many of our graduates launch their careers with the company at which they conducted their thesis research.

Your master’s thesis could involve undertaking projects such as:
  • Creating a reference architecture for privacy-aware health care organisations;
  • Developing a Cyber Incident Response Decision Model in case of cyber threats on Naval Ships;
  • Developing a control tower concept in the supply chain sector, by designing a comprehensive reference architecture for Exception Monitoring and Real-Time Incident Management.
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