Are you curious about how information technology is affecting our society? Are you interested in applying IT to solve business problems? Are you well-versed in strategic decision-making and business modeling? Then the specialization in Information Management and Business Intelligence could be right for you. The specialization is part of the master's program in International Business and is for students interested in applying Information Technology (IT) to making business decisions.
Sound information management and business intelligence are vital to staying ahead of the competition. You’ll apply business intelligence techniques to solve a wide range of business problems and challenges involved in managing information technology. This will help you serve as a vital link between management and technical staff.
work for consultancy firms, IT companies, multinationals, governmental & non-profit organizations
Double-Degree options available
1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
starts in February & September
weekly: 8 hrs classes, 14 hours group work, 18 hrs individual study
you’ll get an MSc in International Business with a specialization in Information Management & Business Intelligence
Why this program?
Information technology is rapidly changing our world, with digital information pervading our entire society. IT and digital information are increasingly important business resources for making decisions and developing strategies. The Information Management & Business Intelligence program is about the role information plays in the productivity and competitiveness of today’s companies, and how it can be strategically managed and integrated into business processes. The program focuses on real-life cases and builds practical skills in data management and modeling that are vital to staying ahead of the competition.
Amazing education opportunities
Premium honors program
Premium gives you that extra edge by offering real-world experience during your studies. As part of a team of students, you’ll build the experience and skills employers are looking for. Work on a real-world assignment for a company, NGO, or educational institution. Create a personal development plan. Participate in intensive individual coaching, masterclasses, and workshops.
Internships give you practical experience that enhances your studies and increases your employability. Many graduates often end up working at the organization where they intern. SBE encourages master’s students to do an extracurricular, 8-26 week internship. The SBE Internship Office has an extensive database of internship opportunities and is on hand for guidance and counseling.
Combine thesis & internship
Rather than face a trade-off between finishing their studies and doing an internship, SBE students have the option of combining the two. During the Thesis-Internship Programme (TIP), your thesis will be written on a topic relevant to a company or organization during a part-time internship. This gives your thesis focus and applicability and gives you practical work experience.
Courses & curriculum 2022 - 2023
IB/Information Management & Business Intelligence is a one-year, full-time program taught in English. You'll learn to apply Information Technology and business intelligence techniques to address a wide range of business challenges.
Graduates will receive a master's degree in International Business with a specialization in Information Management & Business Intelligence.
EBC4091 Data Management
EBC4264 Data Analytics
EBS4011 Writing a Master’s Thesis Proposal IB Accounting, Information Management, and Business Intelligence
EBC4038 Cases in Management Information Systems
EBC4059 Business Process Management
Master's Thesis or Thesis Internship Programme
EBC4107 Business Intelligence Case Studies
Rankings & recognition
Triple Crown accreditation - School of Business and Economics
Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics, and social purpose in teaching and education methods
UM is the sixth-best Young University in the world
Financial Times MIM 2021: MSc International Business ranked #37 Masters in Management
Information Management & Business Intelligence will open many doors for you. The digital revolution has made information managers and business intelligence analysts essential for all kinds of international organizations. Despite this demand, there is currently a shortage of qualified professionals. The specialization helps you develop your analytical, practical, and interpersonal skills, making you an ideal candidate for positions that require you to interact with all levels of a company. You'll also develop essential skills in quantitative modeling, IT, corporate strategy, decision-making, and management science.
Through case studies, internships, research contracts, and informal seminars, the specialization has direct links with firms such as DSM, Vodafone, AirFrance, KLM, and Sabic Europe. These connections can lead to great job opportunities, and many of our students find jobs even before graduating. Typical starting positions include information analyst, business analyst, systems analyst, IT consultant, and project manager. In time, you can work your way up to positions such as information manager, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Knowledge Officer.
There are many different types of careers for which you'll be qualified. The positions and companies below are just a few examples:
IT consultant at consultancy firms like Cap Gemini, KPMG, and Accenture
enterprise business analyst at IT companies such as SAP and Google
systems analyst at multinationals such as Shell and Philips
IT analyst at governmental and non-profit organizations