The curriculum in the master's programme Business Informatics consists of the following parts:
- Mandatory courses (32 EC):
four courses that every student in the programme takes, plus a few mini courses
- Primary electives (22,5 - 45 EC):
at least three up to a maximum of six courses chosen from a list
- Secondary electives (0 - 22,5 EC):
a maximum of three courses to give your programme a personal flavour, to be chosen more liberally from other programmes
- Research part (43 EC):
do innovative research yourself and write a thesis about it
To expand the thematic range of your master's programme, under specific conditions you can replace 30 EC of the regular programme with a specific profile.
Courses of all university bachelor and master programmes can be found with the OSIRIS course catalogue.
|INFOMDSS||Data science and society||term 1||timeslot C|
|INFOARM||Advanced research methods||term 2||timeslot C|
|INFOMBPM||Business process management||term 3||timeslot B|
|INFOME||Method engineering||term 4||timeslot C|
|GSNS-INTRO||Introducing natural sciences||0.5 EC|
|FI-MHPSDL1||Dilemmas of the scientist workshop 1||0 EC|
|FI-MHPSDL2||Dilemmas of the scientist||0.5 EC|
|INFOSPMBI||Introduction to Business informatics||1 EC|
Four courses are designated as "seminar", of which you may take at most three.
|Primary electives in term 1|
|INFOMTFL||Technologies for learning||term 1||timeslot B|
|INFOMRICT||Responsible ICT||term 1||timeslot B|
|INFOMSPR||Software production (seminar)||term 1||timeslot C|
|Primary electives in term 2|
|INFOMKDE||Knowledge and data engineering||term 2||timeslot A|
|INFOMTIS||Theories in information systems (seminar)||term 2||timeslot B|
|INFOMRE||Requirements engineering||term 2||timeslot C|
|INFOMMDI||Meaningful (linked) data interaction (seminar)||term 2||timeslot D|
|Primary electives in term 3|
|INFOMSSE||Software ecosystems||term 3||timeslot C|
|INFOMNLG||Natural language generation||term 3||timeslot D|
|INFOMSWA||Software architecture||term 3||timeslot D|
|INFOMBD||Big data||term 3||timeslot D|
|INFOMSBE||Science-based entrepreneurship||term 3||timeslot D|
|Primary electives in term 4|
|INFOMDTA||Digital transformation and architecture||term 4||timeslot B|
|INFOMPROM||Process mining||term 4||timeslot D|
|INFOMDIS||Data intensive systems||term 4||timeslot A|
|Primary electives during the year|
|INFOMICTS||ICT startups (seminar)||all year|
The choice of secondary electives is subject to approval by the Board of Examiners. Approval will be automatically granted for courses from the list below (no student request required):
- Any of the remaining primary electives in the Business Informatics programme;
- Any of the 7.5 EC mandatory courses and primary electives from the programmes Human Computer Interaction, Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology;
- Capita Selecta (INFOCSM): 7.5 EC. A Capita Selecta is not a standard course option and needs to be agreed to by a supervisor before admission to the course;
- A deficiency course (if assigned as a requirement).
Other master courses, within or outside the UU, that contribute towards the aim of the programme, can be approved by the Board of Examiners upon request of the student. In their decision, the board will take into account the advice of the programme coordinator. Note that for courses outside the UU further conditions apply; see art. 3.7 of the main EER text.
Note that prescribed deficiency courses will be deducted from the credits available for secondary electives.
|Individual elements in the 2nd year|
|INFOMCBI||Colloquium Business Informatics||3 EC|
|INFOMMBI1||Thesis Business informatics part 1||15 EC|
|INFOMMBI2||Thesis Business informatics part 2||25 EC|
We organize a bi-weekly colloquium in which students present their thesis on information science topics. The colloquium is an good opportunity to learn about the research done by others, and information science in general. It also gives you inspiration for your own (thesis) project. More information can be found on the page thesis project and colloquium.
Within all Master's programmes one or more research projects are mandatory. Please see ‘Study programme’ for general information on such projects in your curriculum. In many cases, a research project may be carried out outside of the university, in the form of an internship at a company, research institute, or another university. This can be in the Netherlands as well as abroad, with the exception of ADS (see also: ‘study abroad’).
You are required to apply for approval of your research project by submitting a request via OSIRIS Student. Please select ‘My Cases’, ‘Start Case’ and then ‘Research Project GSNS’. Important: in order to apply completely and correctly, you must have discussed the project setup with your intended project supervisor beforehand! We advise you to study the request form previous to discussing it with your supervisor, or fill it out together, to make sure you obtain all of the information required.
After submitting your request, it will be forwarded to your master’s programme coordinator, the board of examiners and student affairs for checks and approvals. After approval of your project it will be automatically registered in OSIRIS. If something needs to be amended, you will be notified by email. Please DO NOT register yourself in OSIRIS for the relevant research project courses. You will be automatically registered upon approval of the Research Application Form.
- Please note that this protocol (English version) applies when a project is delayed
- In case of a project or internship outside of Utrecht University, please make sure you fill out the Work Placement Agreement in OSIRIS Student / my cases. This agreement will be available for filling out in OSIRIS Student / My Cases after you have submitted your initial request for research project approval
Course enrollment with Osiris
For most courses you need to register online through OSIRIS.