Do you ever wonder how you can design and evolve the software systems we use in servers, laptops, smartphones, and wearables? How an organization can make effective use of the sheer amount of data and derive actionable insights? Or how you can model, extract, and implement the business processes that make organizations work?
Succesfully aligning ICT with business processes
Organisations often run into problems when implementing new ICT-systems. It is vital for them to rely on professionals who do not only know technologies but are also able to implement them in an organisation. Both technological and organisational insights are indispensable for successfully aligning ICT with business processes.
Combines information and computing science
The Business Informatics programme focuses on the design and use of theories, methods, techniques, and tools from information and computing sciences, and on the application of these in business and organisational domains. This requires a holistic approach that considers the organisation as a whole to ensure that business and ICT are properly aligned.
Specialize by choosing a track
Business informatics is a broad field, and the students are encouraged to specialize by choosing one specific track:
- Software: How to design and maintain the complex software products that are used by millions of users?
- Data: How to enable organizations to collect, clean, summarize, analyze, and visualize data in order to derive actionable insights?
- Processes: How to manage, design, discover, and embed the business processes that are the heart of successful organizations?
Why in Utrecht
- The Master’s allows you to define and customize your educational journey via tracks. Each student chooses one track: software, data, or process.
- Research represents a large part of the programme. When writing your master’s thesis, you will have an opportunity to conduct in-depth research at Utrecht University or within an external organisation for a period of eight months.
- The lecturers have a large network of collaborating organizations, which can be supportive when establishing your own professional network while studying as well as after graduation.
- Information Science (MSc)
- Language of instruction:
- Mode of study:
- Study duration:
- 2 years
- September, February
- Tuition fees:
- Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2023-2024: € 2,314
Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2023-2024: € 21,736
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- Croho code:
- Accredited by the NVAO
- Graduate school:
- Natural Sciences