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Business Information Technology BA (transfer minor / doorstroomminor)

The Master’s in Business and Information Technology (BIT) is a two-year programme comprising 120 credits. The entire programme is taught in English and features two specializations:

Enterprise Architecture & IT Management

Data science & business

The programme will prepare you to occupy a leading position in the field of information systems. Management and IT form the core of your training. You will learn how to integrate and apply your newly acquired knowledge in a broad organizational context, as you develop your communication skills, interpersonal prowess and the ability to work in groups. You will be well-suited for a successful career, thanks to your extensive knowledge of IT issues and organizational challenges, your critical attitude and your positive disposition towards lifelong learning and innovation.

For students from Universities of Applied Sciences two premaster’s programmes have been created that will prepare the student for the Business and Information Technology master’s programme.

  • this programme of 45EC (30 EC doorstroomminor plus 15 EC premaster), meant for students with a background in business administration (bedrijfskunde).
  • And another programme of 30EC, meant for students with a computer science background.

During this transfer minor students carry out a programme of 30EC for students in business administration. They will be allowed to follow the remaining part of the premaster’s programme after their bachelor’s graduation. This will happen during an additional reduced premaster’s programme of 15EC (during the first quarter of the year after graduation from the bachelor’s programme). After successful completion of this premaster’s programme students will be admitted to the master’s programme and can start their master’s programme during the second quarter of the year. The total amount of time required nominally for the premaster’s plus master’s programme will be 2¼ years.


The premaster programme (and therefore also the transfer minor) helps students to rise their theoretical level and their capabilities to think in abstract concepts. Also it helps shift their focus from pure Business Administration to the combination of this with Computer Science in Business Information Technology.

Aanvullende informatie

N.B. The learning agreement signed by the student and his Examination Board must have reached the UT-contactperson before the enrollment ends.Please also attach your most recent transcript of records.


This minor aims to attract students from universities of applied sciences (HBO) who have the adequate motivation and capacities to complete an English-taught degree programme on university level.

You need to have completed 120 EC’s from the first two years of your current related bachelor’s studies before starting this transfer minor. With their signed Learning Agreement students should submit a transcript containing all courses they will have taken at their University of Applied Sciences  when starting the transfer-minor, with the marks as far as already obtained.

In addition, the University of Twente requires that students who start this transfer minor possess sufficient prior knowledge in mathematics (Wiskunde –B on so-called VWO-level). The programme management of the Business and Information Technology master’s programme will require proof from you that you have this level. Additional knowledge can be obtained by e.g. Babel en Boswell Bèta or Open Universiteit (or for Saxion students by following a preparatory course in math at Saxion). Sufficient proficiency in English (benchmark score in this regard: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80) is also recommended, but not mandatory.

In order to determine whether your current studies is sufficiently related to educational science, please check:  and check the website of this master’s programme.

 Note: If you have a different background, the Admission board will decide on an individual basis if a transfer minor programme is possible.


Quarter 1

201700149 Introduction to Business Information Technology 15 EC

Quarter 2

201700117 Software Systems 15 EC

Note. The codes and names mentioned are the 2019 course codes. Codes and modules names for 2020-2021 might be subject to minor changes.

The educational units in this programme are organized in so called modules of 15EC each, according to the Twente Education Model (Twents Onderwijsmodel). The modules contain several parts dedicated to subtopics that contribute to the theme of the module. The modules of this programme also contain mathematics courses according to the generic bachelor mathematics programme for technical studies. Each module contains an integrating project.

Assessment is done with tests during the module for all separate parts, including the project. The final assessment consists of one mark for the whole module which also leads to the decision if the result for the module is sufficient. A six is the minimal sufficient mark.

During the module each test can be repeated once in case of an insufficient result. Once the final result of the module has been obtained however, this result is fixed and no further re-examinations are available.

The remaining part of the premaster’s programme after their bachelor’s graduation for students in Business Administration will be around 15 EC in total:

201400301 Finance for Engineers

201500292 Linear Algebra


The books used for each course can be found in the course descriptions of the individual courses in the course catalogue.


  • The programme can only be followed in full time study.
  • Courses are spread over the five working days of the week, although occasionally a day may be “free”. Note that in this case students are assumed to spend their time in self-study.
  • There is 1 term of enrolment: September