MSc Business Administration

University of Twente

Program Description

MSc Business Administration

University of Twente

The Business Administration (MSc) master's degree programme teaches you how to apply scientific methods and insights to help generate solutions for complex business and administrative problems.

All companies sometimes face complex business problems. They can involve short or long-term strategies, the implementation of a sound business concept, HRM policy, the improvement of services or the introduction of sustainable innovation or change. The Business Administration (MSc) master's degree programme teaches you how to help organizations improve their operations and to solve these kinds of problems.

The master's programme in Business Administration has six specializations; specializations with their own individual range of subjects and career prospects.

Program Specializations

The six specializations are:

  • Information Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (also a two year program possible)
  • International Management
  • Service Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management

The master's in Business Administration is a dynamic programme that responds to developments in society and student interest. The range of specializations can therefore vary from year to year.

Programme Structure

The BA Master programme consists of 60 European Credits (EC). One third of this BA programme consists of common courses (20 EC). Two thirds of the programme consists of specialization-specific courses (40 EC) including the Master’s thesis (25 EC). Each course comprises 5 EC. The language of instruction is English.

The Master’s degree in Business Administration features six different areas of specialization. Before starting with the common courses, you select a specialization in which you will undertake a more in-depth exploration. Each specialization consists of two specialization courses and a Master Class, preparing the final assignment. Writing, presenting and defending a Master’s thesis concludes this degree course. A five-month traineeship will provide you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and various tools learned in class and apply this to real-world problems, while working with professionals. The traineeship is the final step before graduation and consists of a problem-oriented research project carried out in a manufacturing or service organisation, including possibly a research institute.

Master of Science (MSc)

We often receive questions on the title after the Business Administration Master’s degree programme. To make clear:

Graduates of the Business Administration Master’s degree programme are awarded the title of ‘Master of Science’ (MSc). Therefore it is a MSc BA instead of a MBA.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,672 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Enschede
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,672 EUR
per year.€10,000/year for non-EU citizen