Degree: MSc Business Information Management
Duration: 12 months
Start: September 2021
- 28% international students in programme
- 98% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
- Examples of your future job title: Information manager; business consultant; IT consultant
Are you ready for an international career in business and IT? In this programme, you will focus on the management of information as a strategic source for improving overall business performance, and become a professional who can combine analytical know-how with business knowledge. You’ll develop both the management foundation and the technical foundation of business information management.
The one-year Business Information Management master has a multidisciplinary approach with a broad background. You will:
- investigate the business side of information management for unlocking IT innovations and understand their strategic value
- be trained to harvest, process and analyse data and technology to identify business opportunities
- investigate next-generation business models so you can make well-founded decisions to develop them
- learn how to apply findings and translate them into actionable decisions.
You’ll be exposed to current business information management challenges, research, technologies and developments through real-life cases. In BIM’s core courses, you will investigate information systems, methods and data in business. You then choose an elective track – the Data Science track or the Digital Business track – so you can specialise and differentiate yourself in the competitive job market, for example as data scientist, data analyst, or consultant in digital business and IT. You can also combine electives and create your own track.
There are lots of moments built into your studies for you to meet BIM alumni too. This will show you what opportunities you have after graduation, and sets you up for career success through this network. You’ll connect with these professionals at various points during the programme including at the alumni panel at the BIM academic kick-off, the annual alumni event, guest lectures and company visits.
Here are some great statistics: 99 per cent of BIM graduates is employed 6 months after finishing the programme. Almost 70 per cent said it’s easy to find work, and non-EEA graduates also say it’s relatively easy to find a job in the Netherlands. Career prospects for graduates of this master include positions as business consultants or information manager for international consultancies, multinationals or financial services. You’ll find more details in the BIM graduation report.
- The course portfolio is updated every year, to reflect the digital transformation and the changing management and IT landscape.
- Direct connection to the job market though guest lectures, company projects and networking events with business and data professionals.
- Top-ranked international instructors who can explain theory and concepts in a clear and engaging way.
- On-campus: guest lectures by key people from the industry, interactive learning, and study clubs.
- Off-campus: international study trips, company in-house days, and internship opportunities.
You’re keen to explore new technologies that shape the way businesses work. You have high analytical skills, love cracking codes, and want to apply and create innovative information technologies. For this programme, you don’t need a technical or computer programming background as long as you are a recent bachelor graduate in economics, business or information management, and interested in diving into digital strategy and business. You also need to be team-oriented, motivated, critical, hard-working and pro-active, and keen to become an expert in both business and IT so you can find a job as a consultant, strategist, data analyst or even start your own business.
Mariella Papadaki (MSc Business Information Management 2020)
“BIM sits at the intersection of business and IT. Our courses are versatile in content, and I really like that everything we learn has a connection to the real business world and relevance. From the start, we’ve had CEOs of major companies as guest lecturers, and we cover a great variety of topics that are useful whether you want to be a strategy consultant or a data analyst. My favourites so far are technical courses such as Big Data and Management Analytics, as we get to do predictive modelling and analysis. You can make it as technical or theoretical as you would like, while also being research-intensive, through the master thesis. The study experience is coupled with numerous networking events throughout the academic year, preparing you for your future job, and helping you decide what you want to do.”