Modern organizations are operating in hypercompetitive environments, constantly monitoring their environment for new business opportunities and striving for stakeholder satisfaction by delivering products and services of unprecedented quality. This has resulted in enterprises that are faced with challenges such as increasing complexity and increasing change. These challenges require high evolvability, agility or flexibility of the organization and its information systems.
As there are obviously no simple solutions, enterprises are looking for advanced expertise grounded in research. In order to meet this demand, Antwerp Management School and Delft University of Technology have established a unique partnership to offer a state-of-the-art Executive Master in Enterprise IT Architecture. This executive master program is built upon state-of-the-art scientific research in the field of ‘enterprise engineering’ at both universities.
The courses provide an overview and scientific evaluation of the enterprise architecture methodologies and systems development methodologies that we know (such as TOGAF, Zachman, Archimate, Unified Process, Agile methodologies …). Next, Normalized Systems Theory and enterprise ontology (DEMO, Design and Engineering Methodology for Organizations) are put forward as important theories in both enterprise and IT architecture, aiming for the establishment of the agile enterprise. Courses are fully rooted in theory with proven practical relevance at first hand.
This program is the only, double accredited master program in the Benelux, delivering a Master of Science certificate in Enterprise and IT Architecture.
1. Personal approach with Problem-Based Learning
Students at UM learn in small tutorial groups, which means you participate actively and acquire essential skills for your future. Tutors typically know you by first name and are always accessible and approachable. More about Problem-Based learning
3. Most international university in the Netherlands
Most of our programmes are also on offer in English, and 49% of our students and nearly 40% of our staff come from abroad. This makes UM the most international university in the Netherlands.
Our multidisciplinary research, from growing human tissue to exploring sustainability issues, provides a fertile breeding ground that feeds into our education. Academics are heavily involved in teaching, and interested students have a range of options for getting involved in research themselves. To Research
5. Amongst the best young universities worldwide
UM is the sixth best young university worldwide, according to the 2017 edition of the Times Higher education ranking for young universities. In other rankings, too, UM consistently achieves good scores: in 2017, UM placed 13th in the QS ranking for universities younger than 50 years. To Rankings & accreditations
6. Educational innovation
We are continually working to improve our educational methodology in the UM Edlab, which also supports tutors and provides excellence programmes for students. To EDLAB
7. The heart of Europe
Maastricht lies at the southernmost tip of the Netherlands, in the very heart of Europe. In just a few hours’ time you can be in Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris or London, and several airports are within an hour’s drive. To Life@UM
8. The city of Maastricht
From cinemas, theatres and hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants to a brand new sports centre and state-of-the-art study facilities under construction at the Tapijn site – Maastricht is a living city with a historic centre. And every academic year kicks off with an unforgettable Inkom week. To Life@UM
9. Honours programmes
For students who like an extra challenge, we offer a suite of honours programmes: Premium, MaRBle and Honours+. To EDLAB
10. Finding a job
Research by the UM Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) shows that some 95% of graduates are working in a good job within a few years of graduating (Maastricht University graduate surveys 2015). Read the report