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Study programme

When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.

The e-prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via Blackboard you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.

 The Course and Examination Regulations (OER in Dutch) and the Rules and Regulations set by the Boards of Examiners (R&R) can be found on the page Faculty and study programme regulations.

The ICT in Business programme consists of around 20 courses and a thesis project. The courses are normally offered in a combination of (guest)lectures, company visits, case work, lab work, and student presentations. Many activities are based on team work. The 120 ECTS  programme structure is as follows:

Business Fundamentals

A set of courses that will bring students onto a basic level of business understanding:

Course

ECTS

Global Business Game

1

Marketing & Corporate Communications

3

Accounting

3

Finance

3

Leading and Managing People

5

Behavioral and Analytical Decision Making

6

Change Management

3

 

Core courses: ICT in Complex Organisations

A set of advanced courses that focus on the interrelationship between organizational processes, management and ICT.

Course

ECTS

System Development & Project Management

6

Strategy: Process, Content, Context

6

ICT-enabled Process Innovation

3

Software Engineering

3

Process Modeling

3

Managing the digital Business

3

ICT Architectures

6

Capstone Cases

3

 

Research Courses

Courses that develop research skills, necessary for your master thesis research project.

Course

ECTS

Research Methods

6

Research Colloquia

4

Master thesis*

38

 

* The master thesis research project is not necessarily but often based on an in-company project in a complex organization like a Government Institution, a multinational or a bank. Duration: 6 months.

Electives

The electives allow you to individualize your programme and accommodate special interests. Examples: ICT in the Public sector, legal aspects of ICT, Consultancy Skills, Management Science and Data Driven Marketing. Taking electives abroad.

The programme schedule is intense, allowing participants to complete the programme (with a regular course load of two academic years) in around  22 months of full-time study.

For detailed curriculum information, see our e-prospectus.