Career Prospects

Graduates with an MSc in Business Informatics will be eligible for many academic and professional opportunities. 

Possible prospects

You are ready to integrate human, organizational, and technical skills in real-life contexts and will have no problem finding a suitable job, such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Data scientist
  • ICT consultant
  • ICT project manager
  • Product manager
  • Software entrepreneur

Academic Careers

Your degree will allow you to pursue an academic career by continuing your education as a PhD student. The department also provides more information about doing a PhD. PhD candidates are in part supervised through the graduate school.

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Find our alumni

Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates. 

Find out where they work, what they do and what their skills are.

International students

Learning Dutch

If you want to find a job or internship in the Netherlands, knowing Dutch will get you places. Even if you work within an international organisation, knowing at least some Dutch is always a benefit and in some cases even a requirement. In order to learn Dutch, free language websites such as or can get you started or take a look at the Dutch courses offered by Babel. As a student from Utrecht University you receive a 15% discount on their course offerings.

After graduation

If you want to stay in the Netherlands after your graduation, you can apply for the ‘residence permit orientation year’. This permit can be submitted within 3 years after completing your studies and allows you unlimited working rights (hence: a work permit –TWV- is not required). For an overview of the conditions that apply for this permit, please visit the IND website.

Academic and professional knowledge and skills 

As a Business Informatics graduate, you:

  • have theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced subjects such as methodology of development, implementation, and entrepreneurship of software products, ICT entrepreneurship and you are aware of important developments on these subjects and the relevance of them for your scientific discipline
  • are able to participate critically and constructively in scientific debates and reflect critically upon your own research contribution from a societal point of view
  • have the skills to communicate research results, both in written and spoken English and Dutch, to an audience of specialists or non-specialists
  • have a results-oriented working attitude that enables you to work as a professional in the field of Information Technology
  • have the qualifications to enroll in a PhD programme in the field of Business Informatics and you are qualified to acquire a position as a professional in the field of Information Technology

Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students  or UU Career Services for international students.

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.