Utrecht University

Business Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    18690 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Master of Science in Business Informatics at Utrecht University focuses on teaching students advanced research methods in computing science and information technology. The Master’s programme covers topics related to business intelligence and software management and you can specialise in three areas: ICT research, information analysis or entrepreneurship.

About

The Master in Business Informatics from Utrecht University combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. The interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe.

Successfully aligning ICT with an organisation’s business processes requires both technological and managerial insight. In this programme you can specialise in one of the following three career areas:

  • ICT Researcher (PhD) - Prepares for a career as a scientist and focuses on researching innovations in information science.
  • Analyst - Prepares for a career as a consultant who provides advice or services on business matters related to ICT, or on ICT matters related to business.
  • Entrepreneur - Prepares for a career as an independent entrepreneur who develops ICT products.

The integrative and multidisciplinary approach of the Master’s programme in Business Informatics is oriented towards the needs of future or current researchers, consultants, managers, and entrepreneurs in the field of ICT.

Programme Objective

The Master in Business Informatics prepares you to analyse information management issues in business environments and to develop innovative ICT solutions in organisations and society.

Accreditation

 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Method Engineering
  • Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Software Product Management
  • Ibusiness Intelligence
  • Game Production
  • Software Architecture
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • You have a BSc in: Information Science; Computer Science. Applicants holding one of the following bachelor degrees are likely to satisfy these requirements but probably require a deficiency course(s) or a premaster’s programme:
  • Innovation Management, Liberal Arts and Science, Management Science, Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence, with a minor in Information Science; a BSc (other than the ones mentioned above) with a major in Information Science; a BSc in Computer Science (or another information technology bachelor, e.g. Information Engineering);
  • You have a solid basic knowledge in: the field of information and computing sciences (including programming languages, data and process models, exchange languages, and object-oriented modeling); research methods; cognitive and communication science; organization science (including organizational structure, strategy, and culture); and
  • You have basic knowledge of product software development, delivery, implementation & use; and information systems design methods and modeling;
  • You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.

  • Further accepted proof of your proficiency in English: CPE - at least Grade C 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18690 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarships
  • Orange Tulip Scholarships
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.