MSc Business Information Management
  • Application deadline

    15 May or earlier if programme reaches maximum capacity.

    The application form remains open until the 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever occurs first). Number of applications allowed before application closes: 450

  • Starting date

    August 2023

  • Format

    Full-time | 12 months

  • Credits


  • Fee

    €2,314 (EEA) | €21,500 (non-EEA)

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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.

  • 37% international students in programme
  • 96% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • Examples of your future job position: Information manager; business consultant; IT consultant

What you will learn

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.

Strategic value

Investigate the business side of information management for unlocking IT innovations and understand their strategic value

Data and technology

Be trained to harvest, process and analyse data and technology to identify business opportunities

Business models

Investigate next-generation business models so you can make well-founded decisions to develop them

Actionable decisions

Learn how to apply findings and translate them into actionable decisions.

Programme highlights

  • 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

    Through guest lectures, company projects and networking events with business and data professionals

  • Top-ranked

    RSM and BIM are consistently ranked well in (international) master rankings, for example in the national student satisfaction survey Studiekeuze 123.

  • Faculty

    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

More about the programme

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.

Mariella Papadaki (MSc Business Information Management 2020)

Mariella Papadaki

Is it right for me?

You’re keen to explore new technologies that shape the way businesses work. You have high analytical skills 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 or business or information management.

You are interested in diving into digital strategy and business.

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