Double degree: Business Information Systems & Data Science

Students can opt for the two year master programme offered by the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). This programme leads to two diplomas.

  • Two year programme
  • Entirely taught in the English
  • Get the best of both programmes and get acquainted with the Dutch-German border area Euregio. 
  • Two accredited diplomas, one for 120 EC Master of Science in Business Information Technology (UT) and one for 120 EC Master of Science in Information Systems (WWU)
  • Tuition fee: Around one year of Dutch tuition fee, three semesters of German enrolment (indication administrative fee € 290,-- per semester, including free public transport in Münster area and to Enschede), plus the cost of a language and culture course. Based on a nominal study progress.
  • Admitted for Business Information Systems in Twente? You can apply for the Double degree with Muenster. Out of all applicants a maximum of 5 students (2020-2021) / 10 students (2021 onwards) will be selected.
  • Start every year September 1st in Enschede, no other start moment.

Entry in Twente

Students starting in Twente, will cover almost all core courses and additionally specialize with Analytics, data science and business courses. At the end of the third quarter they will start at Muenster for their summer semester. The last week of Q3 and the first week in Muenster could be overlapping depending on your choice of elective and (project) seminar, so travel back and forth to finish up your last exams could be required. More information on the curriculum and courses in Munester can be found in the module description

Semester 1: Twente

First Quarter: 15EC

  • Basic Machine Learning 5EC
  • Enterprise Architecture 5EC
  • Elective T.1: choice out of Simulation, Multi-agent Systems, Management and governance of innovation & creativity 5EC

Second Quarter: 15EC

  • Enterprise Security 5EC
  • Business Process Integration Lab 5EC
  • Advanced Machine Learning 5EC
  • Note. At the end of Q2 students need to travel to Muenster for one afternoon/evening for information meetings on the Project seminar and Seminar.

Semester 2: Twente and Muenster

Third Quarter: Twente 10EC

  • Empirical and Design Science 5EC
  • Elective T.2: choice out of Data Science (only selected topics), Implementation of IT in organizations, or Global strategy and business development 5EC
  • After/at the end of Q3 students will continue their first year in Muenster from April onwards.

Fourth Quarter: Muenster 26EC

  • BN: Network Economics 6EC
  • Seminar 6EC
  • Project Seminar 12EC
  • Language and culture 2EC

Semester 3: Muenster

Third Semester: Muenster 24EC

  • BI: Data Analytics 1 6EC
  • BI: Management Information Systems and Data Warehousing (MIS&DWH) 6EC
  • Elective M: (e.g. BN: IOS) 6EC
  • IM: Task & Techniques 6EC

Semester 4: Muenster or Twente (graduation)

You will work on your graduation assignment, which culminates in the writing of your Master’s thesis. During this process, you will have the support of a Dutch and a German lecturer. Just like in Twente, you have to pick one from a more business background, and one from a computer science background. You have to pick one of the universities as your main university. The rules and regulations from that university will apply and it will be your base during the graduation phase. The lecturer from this university will also be the first supervisor.

Entry In Muenster

Entry in Muenster is only possible for students that have been initially admitted to the Information Systems MSc programme at WWU. 

Semester 1: Muenster 24EC

  • BI: Data Analytics 1 6EC
  • BI: Management Information Systems and Data Warehousing (MIS&DWH) 6EC
  • Elective M: (e.g. BN: IOS) 6EC
  • IM: Task & Techniques 6EC

semester 2: Muenster 24EC

  • BN: Network Economics 6EC
  • Seminar 6EC
  • Project Seminar 12EC
  • Language and culture 2EC

semester 3: Twente

First Quarter: 15EC

  • Basic Machine Learning 5EC
  • Enterprise Architecture 5EC
  • Elective T.1: choice out of Simulation, Multi-agent Systems, Management and governance of innovation & creativity 5EC

Second Quarter: 15EC

  • Enterprise Security 5EC
  • Business Process Integration Lab 5EC
  • Advanced Machine Learning 5EC
  • Note. At the end of Q2 students need to travel to Muenster for one afternoon/evening for information meetings on the Project seminar and seminar.

Semester 4:

Third Quarter: Twente 12EC

  • Empirical and Design Science 5EC
  • Elective T.2: choice out of Data Science (only selected topics), Implementation of IT in organizations, or Global strategy and business development 5EC
  • Culture and Language course 2EC
  • During/at the end of Q3 students will continue with their graduation (Final Project)

Fourth Quarter: Muenster or Twente (Graduation)
You will work on your graduation assignment, which culminates in the writing of your Master’s thesis. During this process, you will have the support of a Dutch and a German lecturer. Just like in Twente, you have to pick one from a more business background, and one from a computer science background. You have to pick one of the universities as your main university. The rules and regulations from that university will apply and it will be your base during the graduation phase. The lecturer from this university will also be the first supervisor.

How to Apply

For the first year (2020-2021) we only accept applications from UT Bachelor students who are eligible for direct admission without homologation. In July all third year BIT BSc students will receive an invitation to apply. As of 2021-2022 all students that are admitted to the Business Information Technology will be invited to apply for a spot on the Double Degree programme in July. Selection requirements will be: Average grade of 7.0 or higher (or equivalent) and motivation to join the programme. Note these selection criteria might change. Admission to the Double degree is an addition to the general BIT programme. Students have no guarantee on being selected.


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