Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance

Antwerp Management School

Program Description

Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance

Antwerp Management School

Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance

Information Technology (IT) has become pervasive in current dynamic and often turbulent business environments. An increasingly educated and assertive set of stakeholders is concerned about the sound assurance and governance of IT, focusing at how business benefits can be realized out of IT-enabled innovation and how IT related business risks are managed.

Despite the multitude of models and frameworks available in the professional domain around concepts as IT Governance, Management and Assurance, organizations also face the challenge of putting these ideas into practice. Because there are obviously no simple solutions, many organizations are looking for advanced expertise grounded in research.

To meet this demand, the Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics have established a unique partnership to offer a state-of-the-art executive master in IT governance and assurance.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

Both large and small organizations are looking for IT governance and assurance professionals, who understand and can establish and evaluate the leadership, organizational structures and processes that ensure that IT sustains and extends the enterprise's strategies and objectives. These professionals require in-depth knowledge regarding IT governance and assurance and the capacity to integrate IT governance within overall enterprise management and governance.

The objective of this program is to educate next generation leaders in IT governance and assurance. The content of this master program proceeds from where the applied research of the Antwerp Management School – IT Alignment & Governance (ITAG) Research Institute, Maastricht University School of Business & Economics and its international research partners leaves off, with the goal of offering sustainable, innovative and well founded concepts with proven practical applicability.

After successful completion, you will receive an official and internationally accepted master’s degree and be prepared to successfully obtain professionals certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).

Alumni of this program now hold leading positions in the IT governance and assurance profession.


Start: 25 September 2014
Duration: 2 years, part-time
In-class sessions are organized in blocks of two-days: Thursday (2:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and Friday (9.00 AM - 5:00 PM).


€ 19500 (VAT exempted)
Included: documentation, books and residential opening seminar.


Antwerp Management School
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13
BE- 2000 Antwerpen 

Maastricht University SBE
Tongersestraat 53
NL-6211 LM Maastricht

All two-day in-class sessions will be organized in the learning facilities of Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics. The majority of sessions will take place in Antwerp Management School. If you want to stay overnight during one or more two-days sessions, our staff will be happy to guide you in making the appropriate arrangements.

Financial Benefits

  • Early Bird rate: Applicants fully registered and administered prior to May 31, 2014 benefit from the Early Bird rate at €1500 (VAT exempted).
  • Training vouchers: You can use individual program cheques to pay for this program.


Candidates should hold master’s degree (or an equaled by sufficient working experience) and have at least 3 years of working experience.


The master degree 'Master of IT Governance and Assurance', is officially recognized by the Flemish Community and will be handed out upon succesfully completing the program.The program is AACSB and NVAO accredited. In addition you receive a University Certificate of Maastricht University School of Business & Economics.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
2 years
Part time
19,500 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Belgium Antwerp
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Netherlands Maastricht
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Duration 2 years
Price 19,500 EUR