Enterprise Architecture

This specialization belongs to the master's programme Business Information Technology.

This specialization deals with the overall organization of business and IT. It focuses on business processes, strategies and mission, and explores how they can be effectively supported by IT systems.

In today’s global and competitive world, an increasing number of businesses are going in search of seamless collaboration with a view to offering leading services. In this specialization, you will learn how IT infrastructure and software systems can be configured to support business processes. The methods for specification, design and implementation of information systems will be part of your toolbox as you analyse current enterprise architectures and their limitations (e.g., lack of flexibility, lack of support for e-commerce and social media, limited security). Using state-of-art theories and modelling languages you will be able to design enterprise architectures and optimize the change process. By aligning strategy, business process and IT architecture, you will learn how to make IT work effectively. You will also learn how to use IT to integrate business in a network of collaborating organisations (a ‘value net’).

Specialization courses

In this specialization, you will take selected courses on information systems and services. The courses on Foundation of Information Systems and Specification of Information Systems have a strong focus on methodology, while the courses on Information Services and Architecture of Information Systems are more systems-oriented. These courses complement each other and cover the main techniques and systems for enterprise architectures.

Key research words

  • Alignment between business processes and IT-based services
  • Design, planning and control of business processes in various application domains (e.g., transportation, supply chains, service logistics and healthcare logistics)

Right for you?

Do you want to use your professional expertise to make sure that a company and its IT systems and strategy are on the same path, linking processes, strategy and business mission? If so, the Enterprise Architecture specialization is the right choice for you.

career perspectives

Our graduates move on to exciting careers as IT architects, Enterprise Transformation Consultants, Enterprise Integration Specialists, or Researchers/Analysts in Enterprise Modelling.

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